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Powered 3.1.2-channel sound bar and subwoofer system with Meridian Technology, built-in Google Assistant, and Dolby Atmos®

Item # 689SN8YG

This bar/sub combo is an easy way to get spacious movie-like sound from a pretty compact package.

This bar/sub combo is an easy way to get spacious movie-like sound from a pretty compact package.

Item # 689SN8YG

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About the LG SN8YG

Heightened TV sound

If you want to create three-dimensional movie-like sound at home without placing speakers all around your room, this sound bar/subwoofer combo from LG is a great streamlined option. In addition to being well-priced, the SN8YG supports both cutting-edge "object-based" surround sound formats: Atmos and DTS:X. It even calibrates the sound settings based on your unique room and the content you're watching, so you can hear quiet dialogue and dramatic action with equal precision.

Heightened TV sound

If you want to create three-dimensional movie-like sound at home without placing speakers all around your room, this sound bar/subwoofer combo from LG is a great streamlined option. In addition to being well-priced, the SN8YG supports both cutting-edge "object-based" surround sound formats: Atmos and DTS:X. It even calibrates the sound settings based on your unique room and the content you're watching, so you can hear quiet dialogue and dramatic action with equal precision.

At just 2-1/4 inches tall, this bar should fit easily under most TVs. But it's still wide and deep enough to include dedicated left-, center-, and right-channel speakers, along with a pair of up-firing drivers to add those immersive height effects. The included subwoofer is wireless so you can place it in the most convenient spot (as long as it has access to AC power).

Modern connections

The SN8YG has 4K video passthrough with support for Dolby Vision™ and HDR10, so you can get rich sound and picture quality with simple HDMI connections — one from your 4K video source to your sound bar and then one from your sound bar to your TV. It also supports eARC (enhanced Audio Return Channel), so it can receive uncompromised audio signals — like Dolby Atmos — from an eARC-equipped TV. 

Meridian and LG SN8YG

“Hey Google, how hot will it be today?”

Sure — you can ask the bar's built-in Google Assistant to play your favorite Spotify® playlist or shuffle all your Pandora® stations, but it can also help you with more than music. Plan your day with weather and traffic updates. Create a shopping list, set reminders or alarms, and control connected smart home devices like lights and thermostats — all with your voice.

Not into voice control? Not a problem.

The SN8YG has Wi-Fi®, Bluetooth®, and Chromecast built-in, so you can wirelessly stream your favorite audio content right from your mobile device instead.

High-performance audio

LG collaborated with renowned hi-fi pioneers Meridian Audio to equip the SN8YG with some innovative audio enhancements. They combined advanced signal processing and hardware design to expand image height and widen the soundfield so you get much richer, fuller sound than you might have thought possible from a sound bar. 


Product highlights:

    • sound bar and wireless subwoofer
    • delivers 3.1.2-channel sound with support for Dolby Atmos and DTS:X
      • offers heightened, three-dimensional soundstage
    • Meridian Audio technologies expand image height and widen the soundfield
    • plays high-res audio files up to 24-bit/96kHz
    • allows passthrough of 4K content
      • supports HDR10 format and Dolby Vision
    • AI Room Calibration automatically adjusts the bar's audio settings based on the room's characteristics
    • AI Sound Pro uses adaptive sound control to adjust settings based on what you're watching
    • built-in Google Assistant
      • gives you voice control over music features and volume
      • access weather reports, create calendar reminders, generate to-do lists, issue smart home commands, and more
    Sound bar:
    • 5 built-in speakers
      • two up-firing drivers are angled to reflect sound off the ceiling for overhead Atmos effects (powered by 50 watts each)
      • left-, center-, and right-channel speakers are driven by 40 watts each
    • built-in Dolby® decoding, including Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus, and Dolby Atmos
    • DTS Digital Surround and DTS:X
    • brackets included for wall-mounting
    • 41-3/4"W x 2-1/4"H x 4-3/4"D
    • weight: 9.7 lbs.
    • connects wirelessly to sound bar for flexible placement options
    • built-in 220-watt amplifier
    • AC power required, cord included
    • 8-3/4"W x 15-7/16"H x 12-5/16"D
    • weight: 17.2 lbs.
    Connections and general info:
    • built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth for wireless music streaming from compatible smartphones, tablets, and computers
    • Chromecast built-in for streaming music from the cloud with compatible mobile apps
    • plays MP3, AAC, OGG, FLAC, and WAV files
    • optional SPK8-S wireless surround speaker kit available
    • 1 HDMI input, 1 HDMI output
      • HDCP 2.3 compatible for connecting to 4K video sources
      • supports enhanced Audio Return Channel (eARC)
    • optical digital audio input (cable included)
    • USB port lets you play digital music files from a thumb drive
    • total system power: 440 watts
    • remote control
    • warranty: 1 year
    • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
    • MFR # SN8YG

    No A/V receiver required.

    What's in the box:

    • Active soundbar speaker
    • Wireless powered subwoofer
    • AC power adapter (attached 58" DC cord)
    • 3' AC power cord
    • 5' AC power cord
    • Remote control (AKB75595351)
    • 2 "AAA" batteries
    • 59" Optical digital cable
    • 2 Wall-brackets
    • 2 Screws
    • Wall Bracket Install Guide
    • Simple Manual
    • "Get Started" Note

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    Features & specs

    Design Bar
    Amplification Self-powered
    Separate Subwoofer Yes
    Wireless Surrounds Optional
    Number Of Channels 3.1.2
    Surround Formats
    Dolby Digital Yes
    DTS Yes
    Dolby Atmos Yes
    DTS:X Yes
    Audio Enhancements
    Dialogue Enhancement No
    Auto Volume Yes
    Night Mode Yes
    Virtual Surround Movie mode
    Auto Calibration Yes
    Audio Connections
    Optical Digital Inputs 1
    Coaxial Digital Inputs None
    HDMI ARC Input Yes
    HDMI eARC Input Yes
    3.5mm Stereo Analog Inputs None
    RCA Stereo Analog Inputs None
    USB Type-A Input Yes
    Subwoofer Output Wireless
    Audio Specs
    Tweeter Dome (3)
    Midrange Cone (2)
    Woofer Cone (3)
    Subwoofer Driver 6.5" Cone
    Enclosure Sealed(Bar),Ported(Sub)
    System Frequency Response Not Given
    Sound Bar RMS Power 220
    Subwoofer RMS Power 220
    Video Connections
    HDMI Inputs 1
    HDMI Outputs 1
    Video Specs
    HDMI Version 2.0
    HDMI Video Pass-through Resolution 4K
    HDR Video Compatible Yes
    Includes Remote Yes
    Voice Control Google Assistant built-in
    Control by App Apple iOS, Android
    HDMI CEC Yes
    Remote IR Passthrough No
    Learns TV Remote Pre-prorgrammed
    Audio Streaming
    Bluetooth Connectivity Built-in 5.0
    Bluetooth Audio Playback Yes
    Bluetooth Transmitter Mode No
    Online Music Sources via Chromecast
    Apple AirPlay No
    Chromecast built-in Yes
    Amazon Music No
    Apple Music Yes
    Pandora Yes
    SiriusXM Yes
    Spotify Yes
    TIDAL Yes
    TuneIn Yes
    YouTube Music Yes
    Files on Your Network No
    Wi-Fi Networking
    Built-in Wi-Fi Version 802.11 a/b/g/n
    Bands 2.4 GHz
    Other Info
    Wall-mountable Yes
    Mounting Bracket Included Yes
    Sound Bar Size (inches) 2-1/8H x 41-3/4W x 5-5/16D
    Sound Bar Weight 9.7 lbs
    Subwoofer Size (inches) 15-3/8H x 8-11/16W x 12-13/16D
    Subwoofer Weight 17.2 lbs
    Speaker Parts Warranty 1 Year
    Speaker Labor Warranty 1 Year
    Amplifier Parts Warranty 1 Year
    Amplifier Labor Warranty 1 Year
    The LG SN8YG replaces these items:

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    Audio/Video Section
    Network, Bluetooth, & USB Audio
    Voice, Remote, & App Control
    Mounting & Placement Options

    Audio/Video Section

    Active Soundbar Speaker: The active soundbar speaker incorporates an eight driver array that includes forward facing front left, center, and front right channels; along with upward firing Dolby Atmos enabled channels. The front left, center, and front right channels each consist of a dome tweeter and oval woofer; while the Dolby Atmos enabled channels each consist of a full-range driver. All drivers are powered by a built-in 220W amplifier (40W x 2ch to the front left & right channels, 40W x 1ch to the center channel, and 50W x 2ch to the Dolby Atmos enabled channels).

    Wireless Powered Subwoofer: The wireless powered subwoofer houses a front-firing 6.5" woofer powered by a built-in 220W (RMS) amplifier inside a bass reflex cabinet with a rear-firing port. Because its wireless, you can place the subwoofer almost anywhere in your room (up to 33' from the soundbar). The wireless powered subwoofer does require an AC power outlet connection.

    AI (Artificial Intelligence): The SN8YG incorporates LG's AI Room Calibration and AI Sound Pro to ensure the soundbar and subwoofer system sounds great in your room and with your source content. These artifical intelligent audio technologies optimize your listening experience everytime, regardless of room configuration and source content.

    • AI Room Calibration: AI Room Calibration is an automatic sound tuning technology that compensates for the environment the soundbar and sub is placed, by using sophisticated algorithms that improve the system's sonic performance. It uses the soundbar's integrated microphones and built-in spatial awareness software to measure your room's unique characteristics. It then balances the soundbar's audio settings to the environment (room) for optimized surround with a more accurate sweet spot that sounds natural and accurate.
    • AI Sound Pro: AI Sound Pro automatically and intelligently analyzes source content in real-time to enhance sound quality. It automatically adjust sound levels (including Bass & Treble) based on the content you are watching and listening. From powerful action to dramatic dialog, you'll hear your entertainment with crystal-clear, detailed audio.

    Meridian Hi-Res Audio: LG partnered with Meridian Technology, pioneers of High-Resolution Audio, to combine advanced signal processing and refined hardware design, creating a soundfield with greater height, width and depth. This leading audio processing technology also provides sound quality that surpasses CDs, and allows you to enjoy stunning 24-bit/192kHz audio resolution (for HDMI & Optical), as well as 24-bit/192kHz upsampling for other audio sources (such as Network and Bluetooth).

    Digital Surround Sound Formats: The LG SN8YG soundbar and sub system supports the following multichannel digital audio formats through its HDMI & optical digital inputs.

    Digital Connector
    Audio Signal Type Audio Signal Format
    HDMI Bitstream

    Dolby Atmos, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Digital
    DTS:X, DTS HD, High Resolution, DTS HD Master Audio, DTS

    PCM 2ch / 5.1ch / 7.1ch
    Bitstream Dolby Digital, DTS
    PCM 2ch

    3.1.2ch Surround Sound: The LG SN8YG is capable of delivering up to 3.1.2-channel surround for Dolby Atmos & DTS:X.

    • Dolby Atmos: With Dolby Atmos sound comes alive from all directions, including overhead, to fill your home theater with astonishing clarity, power, detail, and depth. Rather than being constrained to channels, sounds exist as individual entities that are precisely placed and moved in three-dimensional space. A new sensation of height immerses you in the action, creating a full audio atmosphere and realistically depicting objects moving overhead. Dolby Atmos renders everything from dialogue to quiet scenes to whirlwind action with astonishing clarity, richness, detail, and depth. It all comes together in sound that excites your senses and inspires your emotions to deliver the full impact of entertainment.
    • DTS:X: DTS:X is the next generation object-based, multi-dimensional audio technology from DTS. Unbound from channels, DTS:X conveys the fluid movement of sound to create an incredibly rich, realistic and immersive soundscape - in front of, behind, beside and above the audience - more accurately than ever before. DTS:X offers the ability to automatically adapt the audio to the speaker layout that best fits your space.


    • The soundbar's HDMI input and output support Dolby Atmos and DTS:X. Your source device must also support Dolby Atmos and DTS:X.
    • The soundbar's optical (toslink) digital input only supports Dolby Digital (5.1ch), DTS (5.1ch), and 2ch PCM.

    HDM 2.0 Input/eARC Output: The LG SN8YG soundbar speaker system is equipped with a HDMI 2.0 input and HDMI 2.0 eARC output that support up to 4K/HDR video, 4:4:4 color sub sampling, and HDCP 2.3. The HDMI jacks also support Dolby Digital/DTS multichannel audio formats (including Dolby Atmos & DTS:X). The eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel) function of the soundbar's HDMI output enables an HDMI eARC capable TV to send its audio stream to the HDMI output of the soundbar system.

    • 4K Pass-Through: 4K pass-through allows the SN8YG to receive ultra high-definition resolution video and pass the video signal to a 4K compatible TV or display monitor. The system supports 4K@60/50Hz (4:2:0), 4K@24/25/30Hz (4:4:4). 1080p, 1080i, 720p, and 480p video signals.
    • HDCP 2.3: The soundbar's HDMI input and output also support HDCP 2.3, which fully complies with the latest copyright protection standard for 4K video transmission. HDCP 2.3 is supported by the soundbar system's HDMI input and output. HDCP 2.3 is short for "High bandwidth Digital Content Protection" and is used for 4K video copyright protection for compatibility with Ultra HD Blu-ray players and 4K Satellite/Cable providers.
    • 4:4:4 Color Sub sampling: The system's HDMI jacks support 4:4 color sub sampling for more vibrant and lifelike images, as well as 4:2:0 color sub sampling. With 4:4:4, luminance (brightness) and Chroma (color) are sampled at the same rate, resulting in an RGB color palette as big as the video sampling rate for a video image with more total colors, plus greater color accuracy and detail.

    Note: Use a premium high-speed 18Gbps HDMI cable for the best 4K performance.

    HDR (High Dynamic Range): HDR (High Dynamic Range) reproduces a greater dynamic range of luminosity or brightness levels, bringing greater contrast & wider color spectrum to the screen. This increased contrast reveals the subtle nuances of the image, from detailed blacks and shadows to the brightest whites and colors. The LG SN8YG supports the following HDR formats - HDR10 and Dolby Vision.

    • HDR10: HDR10 is an open standard and currently the most popular HDR format on the market. It supports 10-bit color and 1,000 nits. It uses static metadata at the start of a movie to tell the receiver and your TV that the video content is encoded using HDR.
    • Dolby Vision: Dolby Vision Content has dynamic metadata that is produced during content creation, capturing the dynamic properties of each scene. This dynamic metadata is used to optimize the picture brightness curve on a frame-by-frame basis. Dolby Vision is the preferred HDR format by major Hollywood Studios

    Note: Use a premium high-speed 18Gbps HDMI cable for the best HDR performance.

    eARC (Enhanced Audio Retain Channel): Along with standard ARC (Audio Return Channel), the LG SN8YT supports eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel). ARC and eARC allows audio to be sent from your compatible TV to the soundbar system through the same HDMI cable already being used to send audio and video to your television. This eliminates the need for extra cables connected to your television.

    • eARC will support uncompressed audio formats like Dolby Atmos (Dolby TrueHD), DTS:X, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD, DTS HD Master Audio, and 2/5.1/7.1ch PCM.
    • ARC is limited to Dolby Atmos (Dolby Digital Plus), Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, DTS, DTS ES, and 2/5.1/7.1ch PCM.
    • Your TV will also need to support eARC or ARC for this feature to work. Some newer TVs will support eARC, but most TVs only support ARC.
    • The ARC-enabled HDMI input on some TVs will only pass 2ch PCM from devices connected to the TV via HDMI or analog, we recommend that you connect your Blu-ray/DVD player, Satellite/Cable box, or Gaming console to the soundbar system directly; and then connect the system's ARC-enabled HDMI output to your TV's ARC-enabled HDMI input. This setup will give you with the best overall sound performance.

    Optical Digital Input: In addition to HDMI connectivity, the LG SN8YG is equipped with a optical (toslink) digital input. The optical digital input supports Dolby Digital (up to 5.1ch), DTS (up to 5.1ch), and PCM (up to 2ch) audio signals.

    • The digital optical output terminals of some flat-panel TVs only send an audio signal in 5.1ch when receiving Dolby Digital/DTS surround sound from the TV's built-in tuner, network connection, or connected USB device; and will output only 2ch stereo from sources connected to the TV via HDMI, or RCA (like your Blue-ray/DVD player or satellite/cable box).
    • The optical digital input does not support Dolby Atmos or DTS:X.
    • The LG SN8YG is not equipped with any analog audio inputs.

    Sound Effects: The LG SN8YG soundbar speaker system has a number of preset surround soundfield modes to make listening to your movie or music soundtracks even more enjoyable.

    • Standard: Standard mode provides optimum sound for most applications.
    • Movie: Movie mode lets you enjoy a more immersive and cinematic surround sound.
    • Music: Muse mode lets you enjoy better sound from music sources.
    • Bass Blast+: Bass Blast+ reinforces the bass for a more powerful sound.

    Output Levels: The LG SLNYG provides a variety of output level adjustments for different listening applications. Some of these controls can be accessed from the remote, while others have to be accessed from the LG Soundbar App (for Apple iOS 10.0+ and Android OS 5.0+) .

    • Sound Levels: You can adjust the system's overall bass & treble; as well independent channel level for the center, subwoofer, overhead (height), and optional rear speakers.
    • Auto Volume: The LG SL8YG features Auto Volume which automatically adjusts the volume level of the soundbar speaker system during loud and low passages, keeping the volume level constant across all programs and advertisements.
    • DRC (via app only): The Dynamic Range Compression (DRC) function allows you to compress the dynamic range of Dolby Digital and DTS sound tracks. Only accessible from the LG Soundbar App for Apple iOS and Android.
    • Night Mode (via app only): Using Night mode, you can enjoy sound effects and hear the dialog clearly even at a low volume levels. Only accessible from the LG Soundbar App for Apple iOS and Android.

    Wireless Surround Ready: The SN8YG soundbar system has been designed to integrate with LG's SPK8-S optional wireless surround speakers (sold separately), adding dedicated rear channels with wireless convenience for 5.1.2ch surround sound. The SPK8-S includes an amplifier/receiver unit and pair of speakers that link wirelessly to the LG soundbar.

    Note: The LG Wireless Surround Sound Kit (SPK8-S) will require and AC power outlet connection and speaker wire connection. The kit's wireless receiver/amplifier receives its audio signal wirelessly from a compatible LG soundbar speaker. The rear surround speakers connect to the wireless receiver/amplifier using speaker wire. The wireless receiver/amplifier also requires connection to an AC power outlet.

    Network, Bluetooth, USB Audio

    Wireless Network Connectivity: The LG SN8YG offers built-in 2.4GHz WiFi (802.11n) that allows you to wirelessly connect to your home network and access your internet provider. Via the wireless connection to your network and internet, you can enjoy select online music apps from Chromecast built-in, as well as voice control from the built-in Google Assistant. The SL8YG supports WPS, WEP, and WPA security; a wireless-N or better router is recommended.

    Note: There is no Ethernet (RJ45) LAN jack on this unit for a hardwired connection.

    Chromecast Built-In: Chromecast built-in lets you cast many of your favorite music apps from your from your Android (OS 4.0+) or Apple iOS (8.0+) device, Mac computer, Windows PC, or Chromebook to the LG soundbar speaker system. Chromecast built-in works over WiFi and allows you to connect more than one device at a time to the soundbar, as well as control what's playing from anywhere in the house with your compatible mobile device. 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. You'll need to download the Google Home app (for Apple iOS 12.0+ and Android OS 5.0+) in order to setup Chromecast built-in.

    • Simple-to-Use: Simply tap the Cast button from a Chromecast Built-in compatible music app to start streaming to the soundbar speaker system. You can search, browse, play, skip, and turn up the volume directly from the music apps you know and love on your compatible phone, tablet or laptop. While you cast your music, you can still use your phone to answer a phone call, play a game, send a text, and even leave the room, all without interrupting what's playing on the receiver's speaker system.
    • Supported Content: Chromecast built-in offers Internet Radio apps like TuneIn, SiriusXM, and iHeart Radio; plus online music service apps like Pandora, Spotify (requires Premium subscription), Tidal, YouTube Music, and more. Click here for a complete list of compatible apps. You can even wirelessly stream exactly what's playing on your Android phone or tablet through the soundbar system. Or, if you're on your laptop or computer, you can also cast any music streaming website through the Chrome browser to the soundbar. Chromecast built-in supports FLAC, WAV, AAC, and MP3 music files.
    • Multiroom Audio: Using the Google Home app (for Apple iOS 12.0+ and Android OS 5.0+), you can sync multiple speakers with Chromecast built-in in multiple rooms of your home to play the same song from a Chromecast built-in music app throughout your house at the same time. Friends and family can even use their own Chromecast compatible smartphone or tablet to cast music to your system by connecting to your home's WiFi network. Only Chromecast built-in compatible music apps are supported for multiroom audio distribution.

    Built-In Bluetooth: The LG SN8YG features built-in Bluetooth 5.0 with support for for wireless audio streaming (A2DP) and control (AVRCP), as well as wireless TV connectivity. You can pair up to multiple devices, but only one device can be connected and used at a time. The system has a wireless Bluetooth range of approximately 33'.

    • Wireless Audio Streaming: You'll be able to wirelessly stream stored music, music apps, and other audio content from your Bluetooth source device (including smartphone, tablet, laptop, or computer) to the LG soundbar system. In addition to the standard SBC Bluetooth codec, the system is also compatible with AAC for higher-quality playback from Apple iOS devices. Basic control (such as Play/Pause and Previous/Next Track) can be done from the included IR remote. Advanced music browsing and song/artist/album display will still need to be done through your Bluetooth source device (not the soundbar).
    • Wireless TV Connection: You can even setup your Bluetooth-enabled TV to stream its audio wirelessly to the LG SN8YG soundbar speaker system. When connected to a Bluetooth-enabled TV, the LG SN8YG only decodes 2ch audio. Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, Dolby Digital, DTS, and other multichannel audio formats are not supported via Bluetooth. During a wireless Bluetooth connection, you can use the TV's remote or the soundbar's remote to raise and lower the volume.


    • The SN8YG does not support Bluetooth hands-free for making or answering phone calls.
    • Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology, some Bluetooth enabled devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or may not support all features when used with the LG system.

    USB-A 2.0 Port: The rear-panel USB-A 2.0 port allows you to connect a USB MSC (mass storage class) device for playback of select music files, including Hi-Res music files. Your USB MSC device (such as a USB thumbdrive) must be formatted in FAT 16, FAT 32, or NTFSwith a maximum total of 2,000 folders and 2,000 files. You can control Folder/File Search, Play/Pause, Previous/Next Track, Random/Repeat from the include IR remote. The USB port is rated at 5V/500mA and can also be used to charge small USB-enabled electronic devices. Compatible music files include -

    • FLAC: up to 24-bit/192kHz
    • WAV: up to 24-bit/192kHz
    • MP3: up to 320kbps/48kHz
    • WMA: up to 128kbps/48kHz
    • OGG: up to 500kbps/48kHz


    • This USB port does not support playback from Apple or Android iOS devices, laptops or computers, and USB hubs or card-readers.
    • The USB port does not support playback of video or photo files from any device.

    Voice, Remote, & App Control

    Built-In Google Assistant: The LG SN8YG is equipped with a built-in, two-microphone array on the soundbar and offers voice control through Google Assistant (no extra Google device required). You can use a variety of voice commands to control the SN8YG soundbar speaker system, Chromecast built-in music apps, smarthome devices, and more. The LG SN8YG must be connected to your home's wireless network and internet provider. You'll can setup the built-in Google Assistant through the Google Home app (for Apple iOS 12.0+ and Android OS 5.0+).

    • Soundbar Controls: The built-in Google Assistant can be used to power on/off the soundbar speaker system, as well as select the source input and control volume up/down. The Google Assistant can even be used to enable sound effects and surround modes.
    • TV Control: Connecting a 2019-up LG TV (with Web OS 4.5 or later) via HDMI CEC to the soundbar, allows you to control power on/off and channel up/down via the built-in Google Assistant and voice commands.
    • Chromecast Built-in Controls: The built-in Google Assistant can be used to access Chromecast built-in music apps and select internet radio stations, playlists, or songs. You'll also have voice control over play, pause, & skip functions.
    • Smarthome Controls: With the built-in Google Assistant, you can control compatible smarthome devices such as TV's, lights, switches, plugs, thermostats and more by simply using your voice.
    • Other Controls: Ask the built-in Google Assistant to tell you the date and time, weather forecast, latest news updates, and sports scores. Or, ask it to check your calendar, set alarms, and more. This unit does not support all Google Assistant functions, such as hands-free calling.

    Note: You can initiate voice control by simply saying "Hey Google" when you are using WiFi or Bluetooth as the source input. If you are using HDMI, HDMI ARC, Optical, or USB as the source input, then you must press the "Google Assistant" button on the remote control or top-panel of soundbar to initiate voice control.

    LG Soundbar App: The LG Soundbar App (for Apple iOS 10.0+ and Android OS 5.0+) lets you setup and control various functions of the LG SPN8YG soundbar and sub system from you compatible smartphone or tablet device. The LG Soundbar App requires a Bluetooth connection between your compatible Apple iOS or Android OS device and the LG SPN8YG.

    Remote Control: The LG SN8YG soundbar speaker system comes with an IR remote control, is pre-programmed to operate with select TV remote controls, and supports HDMI-CEC.

    • IR Remote: The included IR remote provides wireless operation of the LG SN8YG soundbar speaker system.
    • TV Remote Compatible: You can reduce remote control clutter by using your TV remote to operate the LG soundbar speaker system. Eight brands of television remotes are pre-programmed and currently supported (including LG, Samsung, Sony, Vizio, Philips, Panasonic, Toshiba, Sharp), enabling volume adjustment on the soundbar.
    • HDMI-CEC (SimpLink): Some functions of the soundbar speaker system can also be controlled by your TV's remote when the speaker system and your HDMI-CEC compatible TV are connected via HDMI. Controllable functions by your TV's remote control include power on/off, volume up/down, and mute.

    Top-Panel Controls: Top-panel controls include Power On/Off, Source Selection/Pairing, Volume Up/Down, Google Assistant, and Mic Mute.

    Auto Functions: The SN8YG soundbar system recognizes audio input signals from HDMI, Optical, Bluetooth, and the LG Soundbar App so it can automatically switch to the appropriate source input. The soundbar system will turn itself off automatically when there is no audio signal for approximately 15 minutes.

    Mounting & Placement Options

    Soundbar Mounting: The active soundbar speaker can be positioned on a flat tabletop surface. The soundbar can also be wall mounted using the included wall-mount brackets (mounting screws not supplied). The soundbar should be centered above or below your flat-panel television. Make sure there are no obstructions above the the top-firing Dolby Atmos enabled drivers.

    Subwoofer Placement: Because its wireless, you can place the subwoofer almost anywhere in your room (up to 33' from the soundbar). But, it is better to place the subwoofer near the soundbar for optimum sound quality. Turn it slightly toward the center of the room to reduce the wall reflections.

    Power Requirements: The active soundbar speaker and wireless powered sub will both need to be plugged into an AC wall outlet or surge protector (sold separately - see Accessories Tab). The active soundbar speaker comes with an external AC power adapter with an attached 58" DC cable and a detachable 3' AC power cord. The wireless powered subwoofer comes with a detachable 5' AC power cord.

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    Customer Q&A

    3 questions already asked

    no sound when playing youtube?
    [ kenny  Mar 04, 2022 ]
    1 answer
    If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer.
    [ Kenny  Mar 05, 2022 ]  Staff
    How is the dialogue clarity compared to the YAS-209?
    [ Bill Q  May 27, 2020 ]
    1 answer
    We expect it to be clearer in this bar because this bar has drivers just for the center channel audio which is where most of the voice in surround sound audio is found. The Yamaha does not have dedicated drivers for this audio
    [ Paul  Jun 21, 2020 ]  Staff

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