JBL announces the JBL LINK View, their first smart display with Google Assistant

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Working together with Google, JBL has launched their first smart display called the JBL LINK View. The new smart display joins rest of the JBL smart speaker line up along with the JBL LINK 10, 20, and 300 that were launched last year. The JBL LINK View includes all of the great features you already enjoy with Google Assistant and adds the ability to watch YouTube videos or make video calls.

The JBL LINK View is IPX4 splashproof, features an 8-inch HD touchscreen, and has a 5MP camera. This makes it perfect for looking up recipes, watching YouTube videos, checking your calendar, having video calls with friends and family, and more. On either side of the screen, there is a 10W speaker along with a dedicated passive radiator on the back. This promises to bring that signature sound that JBL is famous for along with the smarts of Google. The JBL LINK View also supports casting, HD audio streaming, and has the ability to group other Assistant speakers for a whole-home audio solution.

The JBL LINK View is expected to launch this summer in the US but there is no price listed as of yet. It’s nice to see the Amazon Echo Show and Spot get some competition, especially because Google removed YouTube from those devices a while back. However, it won’t be for awhile and we’re not sure how much it will set you back.

Source: Business Wire