JBL Link Bar
£179.99
3.3 (107)
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JBL Link Bar One-piece soundbar with JBL legendary sound - Image

One-piece soundbar with JBL legendary sound

Brings the best of JBL’s legendary sound to your smart TV with rich bass performance.

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Android TV built-in

Android TV delivers a smarter viewing experience, find and watch programs more easily than ever.

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Google Assistant

Search with your voice. Just say “Hey Google” to quickly find the latest blockbuster, check the score of the big game or dim the lights in a ‘hands-free’ experience.

Features

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PrivacySwitchTM for far-field microphone

Enables to mute your soundbar microphones for extra privacy and security protection when not using the Google Assistant.

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Multiple 4K video HDMI inputs

With 3 HDMI inputs and 1 HDMI ARC output, the LINK BAR becomes a 4K entertainment hub for video or gaming devices, with just one cable connection to your TV.

JBL Link Bar Chromecast built-in - Image

Chromecast built-in

Let you instantly stream your favorite music, radio, or podcasts from your mobile device to your speakers.

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Wireless Bluetooth streaming

Wirelessly stream high-quality sound from your smartphone or tablet.

Specs & Downloads

Item# JBLLINKBARGRYEU

Description

The smartest JBL soundbar yet with Android TV and the Google Assistant

JBL Link Bar is a voice-activated soundbar with Android TV and Google Assistant built-in. It turns any TV into a smarter TV, with legendary JBL sound performance. Just start with “Hey Google” to quickly find the latest blockbuster movie, check the score of the big game, or control your smart home — all with just your voice and without leaving what you're watching. 4K UHD support you will experience exceptional sound quality with vivid image quality. Simple to install, it connects to your TV with a single cable, creating an effortless setup. The Link Bar leverages JBL’s audio expertise in a smartly crafted audio system that is precisely tuned to deliver an impactful and exciting audio performance with crystal clear highs, silky smooth mid-band and tight bass from a one-piece soundbar.

General Specifications

Transducer
2 x 20mm (0.8”) tweeter, 4 x (44x80)mm (1.7"x3.2”) racetrack driver
Total Maximum Power
100W
Frequency response
75Hz–20kHz
Signal-to-noise ratio
>85dBA
Power Supply
100-240V~50/60Hz
Bluetooth version
4.2
Bluetooth transmitter frequency range
2402–2480MHz
Wireless network
802.11a/b/g/n/ac (2.4GHz/5GHz)

Multi 4k video HDMI input

Chromecast built-in

Dimensions (W x H x D)
1020 x 60 x 93mm
Gross Weight
4.4kg
Net Weight
2.5kg
Note
LINK BAR is intended to be used for streaming music. A consumer can stream Bluetooth audio to the speaker. A consumer can connect their speaker to the local Wi-Fi Network and stream music with Google Chromecast. In addition, the speaker will work with Google Home. This product is designed to be instantly on and ready to play music at a moment's notice, therefore, the Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connection must remain active at all times to ensure proper operation.

LINK BAR is in compliance with the European Union energy legislation. LINK BAR complies with European Commission Regulation (EC) No 1275/2008 (HiNA and (EU) No 801/2013 as a networked equipment with high network availability equipment and equipment with HiNA functionality).

Power consumption:

Off Mode
N/A
Standby
N/A
Network Standby
N/A
Time to standby
N/A
Active Standby*
5.5W
*Active Standby
LINK BAR is connected to a wireless network but does not provide active audio functions. when LINK BAR is plugged into a wall socket, regardless whether it is muted or not, words "Hey Google" or "Ok Google" it is automatically on active standby mode. It will respond to you if you say the trigger.

What's in The Box?

  • 1 x JBL LINK BAR
  • 1 x Remote control
  • 1 x Power cable
  • 1 x HDMI cable
  • 1 x Quick start guide
  • 1 x Warranty card
What's in The Box?

Documents & Downloads

Reviews and Q&A

Customer Reviews

Rated 4 out of 5 by from Easy Set Up & Good Sound. Quick and Responsive UI I am one day into using the JBL Link Bar and it is a solid Android TV, Chromecast and Sound Bar all in package. My only two issues right stem from coming from the Nvidia Shield TV and a Google Home Max in the living room, the Link Bar takes the place of both IMHO. 1. The Amazon Prime Video app is not available as a native Android TV app like it is on the Nvidia Shield TV but you can Chromecast the content from your mobile device. 2. You can not add the JBL Link Bar to an already created Speaker Group in the Google Home app nor can you create a new group with the JBL Link Bar, this is an option available on every first party Google Home Speaker and other third party ones that I have. I hope both of these issues/features can be addressed quickly and soon as this really is a great device for the living room but its missing these 2 things that prevent me from giving it 5 stars.
Date published: 2019-07-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredible product with tons of features! When I received this product, I thought it would be a good sound bar. After powering it on and configuring it, it’s far more than that! It easily syncs up through WiFi and has a built in GUI to sign into your gmail account. It can play your android phones app on your big screen TV! i was able to connect the ARC HDMI port from the TV to the sound bar and then switch between devices, very smooth and easy to navigate. This is the best JBL product I have ever had. It caught me by surprise to feature not only incredible sound but pack tons of features that I didn’t know about. Another cool thing is I can cast music from google play to the sound bar! This thing is amazing!
Date published: 2019-08-29
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Very buggy with no solution in sight! I've been following this product since it was announced and delayed for over a year. As a tech enthusiast, I was very anxious to get my hands on a unit as soon as possible so I tracked its progress and bought it the day it went on sale. As an early adopter, I'm used to products not being perfect right out of the box. But this is unacceptable. HDMI ports don't work (ie: Blu-ray player won't show movies) and Google Assistant is mostly unresponsive (with indicator lights not even turning on) or commands not being executed (like watching a specific Youtube TV channel which works on all other assistants). When reaching out to Customer Service, they said they would investigate the situation, but then were quick to offer an refund without suggesting a replacement unit which leaves me to believe the problem may be widespread and there may not be a solution in sight. I've been raving about this product to friends and family and was looking forward to being a loyal and returning customer. However, at this point I'm just disappointing with this whole transaction.
Date published: 2019-07-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Google Assistant Does Not Respond I bought this last week and its been working great until yesterday. The Google Assistant stopped responding unless I use the remote, which basically defeats the purpose of having the assistant built in. The interface works fine, but I am noticing the picture is just slightly delayed from the audio through the soundbar as well. I will try to work with the settings to see if its my TV or the soundbar, but so far I think its probably the soundbar. With a few updates to the software this could be a great piece of hardware! If the issues don't improve I will likely return the soundbar as its pretty pricey not to work as expected. I will update this review if the issues get resolved.
Date published: 2019-08-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic...Better than expected It arrived today. Setup was easy. Only took a few minutes to have it running. The sound is amazing for the size. I was considering the subwoofer but not sure I need it now. This fills my living room with great sound. All audio ranges are well balanced with dialogue not overpowered. No more closed captions! The look is minimal and fits great under my TV. Streaming is fast. Android TV works great. Only thing missing is Amazon Prime Video. I'd buy this again tomorrow and recommend it to anyone looking for a good quality soundbar. Is it the best? No, but for $400 there are not many better, if any.
Date published: 2019-07-23
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Product Q&A

Can this speaker be added to Google home speaker groups? As in, I can pair it with all of my other Google speaker devices in the home app?

Asked by: ChrisGH
Thanks for your inquiry. At this time, JBL and Google are working diligently on a software update to allow the Link Bar to connect to other Google Home speakers. We will keep you posted on our progress and should have the update available to our customers shortly, thank you!
Answered by: Jem at Customer Support
Date published: 2021-06-06

Does the Android TV OS include the YoutubeTV app on the Link Bar specifically? I see indications that its included on certain TV models but not nessesarily by default. Thank

Asked by: iovibe4125
Hi there, you can access Youtube TV through the Android TV, plus, you can also add other applications through the Google Play store.
Answered by: Mario at Customer service
Date published: 2021-06-06

When will Prime Video be supported as an application on the Android OS? The built in Chromecast also won't support Prime video; so this makes this difficult to sell as a one-stop shop. Also video freezing on YouTube TV is constant; hopefully a fix soon?

Asked by: Geek Out Solutions
We have news to share about when an update will be available for our JBL Link Bar. You could sign up for the JBL Newsletter for more information and updates.
Answered by: Jem at Customer Support
Date published: 2021-06-06

How do you mount this to the wall? Are there mounting brackets in the box or that we can get through JBL?

Asked by: AaronS
Got one yesterday. Brackets are in-box.
Answered by: JoeH1
Date published: 2021-06-06

2 Questions, is the ethernet port a gigabit port (10/100/1000) or 10/100 and 2nd. What's the internal storage capacity and is there the ability to expand that storage with sdcards?

Asked by: Sharky77uk
To the second question, about 4GB, and no expandable storage at all (no SD or USB ports).
Answered by: JoeH1
Date published: 2021-06-06

What voice command can I use with the built-in Google Assistant to make the Link Bar change which HDMI source is active? Really hoping to not have to use the remote just to change source.

Asked by: JimMc
You can use your voice to change sources, but annoyingly you can't rename the name of the sources. I was expecting to be able to say "switch to sky tv", but you can't do that without setting up a routine in your Google assistant app (which is a bit hit and miss). Often, when I try to get it to change sources, it does a YouTube search that results with tutorial videos about how to change an HDMI cable on your TV!!!
Answered by: Ricardo L
Date published: 2021-06-06

I'm an Xfinity user and love the Xfinity remote. Can I set up the Xfinity remote to change the volume on the sound bar?

Asked by: Pb927
You May be able to do this if your TV is CEC and ARC compatible.When i change the volume on my tv with the tv remote or cable remote the soundbar volume is what changes.
Answered by: Kam Y
Date published: 2021-06-06

which model wireless subwoofer is compatible with the link bar?

Asked by: steve12
Hi there, the subwoofer that's compatible with the Link bar is the JBL SW10. For more information please use the link below. https://www.jbl.com/subwoofers/JBLSW10BLKAM.html
Answered by: Mario at Customer service
Date published: 2021-06-06
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