If you have a flatscreen TV, then chances are you are looking at investing in a soundbar to up the audio experience of the TV. the slimmer a TV gets, the more the compromise on sound quality. Today soundbars are available in various price brackets and bring with them a number of features. One feature that is generally overlooked is Wi-Fi connectivity. With Wi-Fi connectivity, a soundbar gets exposed to a number of features it would otherwise miss out on. From firmware updates to help improve their sound quality to a built-in assistant and even Wi-Fi music playback, there are a number of benefits of having Wi-Fi in a soundbar. If you are looking for a soundbar with Wi-Fi connectivity, then here are some options to choose from available on Amazon.
The Bose Soundbar 500 is a modular soundbar which means that you can purchase a subwoofer separately for more bass and also rear (surround) satellite speakers for an immersive listening experience. It comes with a bunch of connectivity options like Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, HDMI ARC and more. You can set up the soundbar using the Bose app. Thanks to the built-in Wi-Fi, the soundbar comes with Alexa built-in and can be accessed using just one's voice. You can also stream to the phone over Bluetooth or Wi-Fi giving you not only more options to stream but better range as well. Wi-Fi also ensures the soundbar can receive updates regularly.
In the box, users get the soundbar along with a wireless subwoofer. However, you can purchase surround speakers separately to add an immersive effect to your movie-watching experience. The soundbar supports formats like Dolby Atmos and DTS: Virtual X and also has a Dolby Vision-enabled passthrough port. The soundbar also brings with it Sony’s own Vertical Sound Engine to mimic the height channels. The soundbar works with both Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa. Wi-Fi gives you the ability to update the soundbar and also stream music to it. It also comes with Chromecast built-in but for Audio only.
The Yamaha YAS 209 comes with a wireless subwoofer and boasts of DTS:X support. It also comes with Alexa built-in so you can control it with your voice. It supports HDMI ARC and comes with one passthrough port that can support 4K and HDR. The YAS 209 has 300W of sound output. Thanks to ARC, you can control the speaker with the convenience of the TV remote control. It also has Wi-Fi that enables the Alexa support and also updates the soundbar with updates when needed. The soundbar also comes with an easy to use remote control.
The Polk Audio MagniFi Mini is a great example of a big bang, small package. The soundbar is not like a typical long one and instead, is short and looks more like a Bluetooth speaker, allowing you to place it even in the smallest of areas. It has a special voice adjust technology which the company claims dramatically changes the voice clarity of anything you are listening to. You can connect this system to any of your external devices through Bluetooth or Google Cast. It has a bunch of connectivity options including ARC and supports both 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands for Wi-FI connectivity. The soundbar has a six-driver speaker array which helps give a virtual surround sound experience.