360° Omni-Directional Sound: The Sony LF-S50G wireless speaker's 360°
omni-directional design lets you
hear the same great sound from anywhere in the room. Enjoy clear sound and rich
bass in every corner of the room thanks to a two-way facing driver design,
two-stage diffuser, bass reflex duct, and 18W (Peak) amplifier.
- Two-Way Facing Drivers: The two drivers face outwards in the
center of the speaker for maximum sound coverage.
- Two-Stage Diffuser: A diffuser spreads sound throughout the room
in every direction, for wall-to-wall audio.
- Bass Reflex Duct: Immerse yourself in bass with the bass reflex
duct, which controls resonance speed and frequency.
Splash Proof (IPX3): The Sony LF-S50G wireless speaker can handle a
little water, thanks to an IPX3-rated splash proof design. You can even take the
cover off and rinse it under the tap. IPX3 enables water splashing against the
device from a vertical angle of 60° for a maximum of 5 minutes.
- The LF-S50G is not water proof and should never be submerged in
water. It is also not marine certified and should not come in contact with salt
- When the speaker grill is removed from the speaker, the speaker does
not meet the IPX3 water resistant specifications.
Dual Band WiFi: To enjoy Chromecast Built-In & Google
Assistant, you will need to connect the Sony LF-S50G to your wireless home
network. The LF-S50G is equipped with dual-band (2.4GHz/5GHz) WiFi (802.11
a/b/g/n) for a high-performance wireless network connection.
Google Home App: Use the Google Home App for
Apple iOS 9.1+ and
Android OS 4.0.3+ to connect the Sony LF-S50G to your home's wireless WiFi
network, as well as setup the Google Assistant & Chromecast Built-in from your
compatible Apple iOS or Android device. You also get to configure compatible
apps within the Google Home App, plus adjust other various settings.
Built-in Google Assistant: The Sony LF-S50G is powered by
Google Assistant and features two integrated omni-directional microphones. You
can use a wide variety of voice commands to control the operation of the
wireless speaker in conjunction with Google Assistant. Just say a voice command
to the speaker. Then, the speaker will perform the Google Assistant activity
associated with that particular voice command. By simply saying "Ok Google", the
LF-S50G can help perform tasks like playing a favorite song or controlling smart
home devices; checking the latest weather, traffic, and finance
reports; as well as finding out the latest sports scores. Thanks to Google's
robust search engine, the LF-S50G with Google Assistant is ready for all your
questions and commands. Click
for all the latest voice commands.
- Music & Radio: Use your voice to select, play, and
control music from compatible Chromecast Built-In music services - like
YouTube Music, iHeart
Radio, and more.
- Home Entertainment Compatible: Using only your voice,
you can initiate and control audio to any speaker, receiver, or TV with
Chromecast Audio, or
Chromecast built-in. You'll have access to Play, Pause, Skip, & Volume
control of each compatible device.
- News, Weather & Sports: With the built-in Google
Assistant, you can ask about top headlines, get the latest on a certain
category of news (like world, weather, business, tech, etc.), or ask about a
specific news item. With Google Assistant, you can even stay up-to-date on
your favorite sports, teams, and games using just your voice.
- Smart Home Automation: The Sony LF-S50G with Google Assistant
lets you control devices (such as lights, outlets, switches, and thermostats) around your home from Google Home compatible smart home
automation partners - like
Honeywell, and more. You can even create your own voice commands for the Google
Assistant on your Apple iOS or Android device using
IFTTT (If This, Then That).
- Calendar & Events: Ask the Sony LF-S50G with Google
Assistant about your day and hear the information you need without going
online or opening your calendar. Also, use voice commands to set alarms and
timers for things you need to do. Use Google Home and
Google Calendar to get information about an event or get your schedule
for the day from Google Calendar - using only your voice. Currently, you
will only hear events from the main calendar associated with the
Google Account used to set up Google Home. You can't add events to your
Google Calendar using your voice. You can even use Google Assistant and
Gmail to get status updates on your upcoming flights.
- Alarms & Timers: Set, check, cancel, stop, and snooze
multiple recurring alarms. Never run late or miss a flight or meeting. You
can set and manage alarms with just your voice. Set and manage a timer for
cooking, game time, laundry and to track other activities using the timer on
Google Home. It's great for the kitchen, but can be used in the living room,
bedroom, and more. Set, pause, check, resume, and cancel timers.
- Local Business & Shopping Info: With Google Assistant,
you can search for local places and ask for important information, like
hours of operation or addresses. Order everyday essentials & add items to
your shopping list with your Google Assistant on Google Home.
- Get Answers: The LF-S50G's built-in Google Assistant
helps you find answers for many of your daily questions through the Google
search engine - including calculations, translations, unit conversions,
nutrition, dictionary, finances, facts, and more.
- May of these features must be
enabled from the Google Home app before they can be used. Also, make
sure the speaker has the latest firmware update.
- The Google Assistant has the ability to recognize up to six
different users. So when you ask the Google Assistant for help, it can
distinguish your voice from your spouse or kids, and you'll be able to
hear your own personal playlists, your own commute time, your own
schedule and more.
- You can turn off the built-in microphones to
temporarily disable the capability to detect voice commands by pressing the MIC
- The Sony LF-S50G does not support Google Assistant hands-free
Chromecast Built-In: With
built-in, you can instantly stream select online music, radio, and podcast
services from your Apple iOS or Android device to the Sony LF-S50G speaker.
Chromecast Built-In streams audio directly from the cloud, so you get the
highest sound quality (up to 24-bit/96kHz) and the ability to enjoy crystal
clear sound exactly the way the artist intended. Supported music file types
include - FLAC, WAV, AAC, and MP3 music files.
- Music & Radio: Chromecast Built-in lets you play music
from popular music services by artist, song, genre, album playlist, mood, or
activity. You can also listen to your favorite internet radio stations.
Compatible music and internet radio apps include
YouTube Music, iHeart
Radio, and more (subscription fees may apply). Chromecast Built-in
currently supports a single account per user (up to 6) and streaming
- Podcasts: With the Sony LF-S50G and Chromecast
Built-in, you can listen to your favorite podcasts and shows. Currently, you
can't request podcasts from partner podcast players - like Spotify, Google
Play Music, and TuneIn.
- News, Weather & Sports: With Chromecast Built-in you'll
get the latest news and weather from sources you trust. You can listen to
top headlines, get the latest on a certain category of news (like world,
weather, business, tech, etc.), or ask about a specific news item. With
Chromecast Built-in, you can even stay up-to-date on your favorite sports,
teams, and games.
- Android Music Library: Stream your favorite music,
playlists, podcasts, and more that are stored on your Android (OS 4.4.2+)
device to the Sony LF-S50G. You cannot stream stored content on an Apple iOS
Multi-Room Audio: Group multiple speakers with Chromecast
built-in together to enjoy the same song in every room through the Google Home
App on your Apple iOS or Android device. Now, you can enjoy music streaming in
high-resolution (up to 24-bit/96kHz) across all your Chromecast enabled
Bluetooth Audio Streaming: In addition to streaming music
over your wireless network through Chromecast Built-In, the Sony LF-S50G also
offers built-in Bluetooth 4.2 with support for wireless audio streaming (A2DP)
and control (AVRCP). You can stream stored music, music apps, and other audio
content on your Bluetooth source device (such as your smartphone, tablet,
laptop, or computer) to the LF-S50G. Play/Pause and Previous/Next Track
functions can be controlled using touch-free hand gestures. The speaker has a
wireless range off approximately 33'.
- Multi-Device Pairing: Up to 8 devices can be paired with the
LF-S50G, but only one device can be used to stream music at a time. Once
paired, the Linkback function allows connection
to the last connected device by pressing the speaker's
- NFC (Near Field Communication): When you touch an NFC-compatible
device, such as a smartphone, to the LF-S50G, the speaker automatically
pairs and connects with the NFC-compatible device. NFC-compatible
smartphones included Android 4.1 or later.
Note: The Sony LF-S50G does not support Bluetooth
hands-free phone communication (HFP) for receiving and making phone calls.
Touch-Free Gesture Control: You can perform touch-free hand
gestures over the gesture control sensor of the LF-S50G wireless speaker to
control the operation of the speaker - including volume up/down, play/pause, and
previous/next track. A touch-free hand gesture can be used to initiate Google
Assistant without saying "Hey Google".
Auto Volume Control: Automated volume control adapts to noise in the room
through the LF-S50G's built-in microphones, so you can always listen at
a comfortable level (requires future firmware update - no eta).
Clock Display: With an LED clock display, you never need to ask Google
for the time. You can dim or turn it off to minimize light in your
room. The LF-S50G makes an excellent bedside alarm clock.
Hold Button: You can suspend all the sensor and button activities of
the LF-S50G wireless speaker for 3 minutes by pressing and holding the "HOLD"
button on the bottom of the speaker for 3 seconds or longer. To forcefully
resume the activities, press and hold the "HOLD" button once again for 3 seconds
AC Power Adapter: The Sony LF-S50G comes with an AC power adapter
(100V-240V, 50/60Hz) which will need to be plugged into the back of the wireless
speaker and an AC wall outlet or surge protector (sold separately).
Note: The Sony LF-S50G is not battery powered.
Automatic Software Updates: Software updates will be
automatically delivered from time to time when a new feature becomes available.
These automatic software updates will be delivered over a WiFi network
connection with Internet access. Such automatic software feature may not be
disabled. Also, previous versions of the software cannot be retrievable. Do not
turn off power of this unit while updating. The unit may not be operational