Voice-Activated Portable Speaker
Chromecast Built-In & Bluetooth Audio
Built-In Google Digital Assistant
Voice Activated Portable
Link Series: The JBL Link 20 is a hands-free voice-activated speaker
with Chromecast Audio Built-in & Google Assistant. Merging JBL's signature sound
and Google's voice assistant technology, the JBL Link 20 brings together great
sound and with a powerful digital voice assistant. The Link 20 also features
high-definition music streaming with Chromecast Built-In, providing endless
entertainment from the most popular music and entertainment apps - all through
simple voice-commands. In addition, the Link 20 supports Bluetooth audio
Wireless Network Connection: To enjoy Chromecast Built-In &
Google Assistant, you will need to connect the JBL Link 20 to your wireless home
network. The JBL Link 20 is equipped with dual-band (2.4GHz/5GHz) WiFi
(802.11b/g/n/ac) for a high-performance wireless network connection.
Easy Setup with the Google Home App: Use the Google Home App
Apple iOS 9.0+ and
Android OS 4.2+ to connect the JBL Link 20 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
Room Filling Stereo Sound: The JBL Link 20 is equipped with two
1.9375" drivers powered by a 20 watt amplifier for room-filling stereo sound.
IPX7 Waterproof Design: The JBL Link 20 speaker features a rugged
rubberized housing and a durable fabric material grille which will hold up
indoors and outdoors. Its waterproof (IPX7 rated) design makes it safe to take
the speaker out on the deck, in the backyard, or poolside. The IPX7 rating means
no more worrying about rain or spills; you can even submerge the Link 20 in
water up to 1 meter (3') for up to 30 minutes.
Note: To ensure that the JBL Link 20 is waterproof, please remove all
cable connections and tightly close the cap; exposing the JBL Link 20 to liquids
without doing so may result in permanent damage to the speaker. Do not
expose JBL Link 20 to water while charging, as doing so may result in permanent
damage to the speaker or power source.
Rechargeable Battery: The JBL Link 20 is equipped with a built-in,
rechargeable lithium-ion polymer battery (3.7V/6000mAh) that provides up to 10 hours
of playback time. The battery can be charged using the speaker's microUSB input,
the included microUSB-to-USB cable, and the supplied USB/AC power adapter. It takes approximately 4.5 hours to fully charge the battery.
Automatic OTA Updates: All new firmware & software updates will happen
over-the-air (OTA) automatically. The Link 20 must to be connected to your WiFi network with at least 30% battery and plugged into the charger to automatically
update new firmware & software.
Chromecast Built-In & Bluetooth Audio
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 JBL Link 20 speaker. Chromecast built-in
streams your music directly from the cloud instead of from your phone, so you
won't lose any sound quality or drain your device's battery.
Note: The JBL Link 20 is not made for video streaming; you
will experience video delay when streaming YouTube and any other videos.
24-Bit/96kHz Audio: 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. The JBL Link supports 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 Tidal,
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 JBL Link 20 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
Android Music Library: Stream your favorite music,
playlists, podcasts, and more that are stored on your Android (OS 4.4.2+)
device to the JBL Link 20. 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 Link 20 also offers
built-in Bluetooth 4.2 with support for wireless audio streaming (A2DP/AVRCP). You can stream
stored music and music apps on your Bluetooth source device (such as your
smartphone, tablet, or computer) to the JBL Link 20. Up to three devices can
be paired with the Link 20, but only one device can be used to stream music at a
time. Once paired, the Link 20 will automatically re-connect with paired devices
when in wireless range (up to 33').
- SBC & AAC Codecs: In addition to support for the standard SBC
Bluetooth audio codec, the JBL Link 20 offers support of AAC. By supporting
AAC, the Link 20 offers better audio performance of the music streamed from
your Apple iPod, iPhone, or iPad.
- Playback Control: You'll also be able to operate Play &
Pause functions from the speaker's top-panel controls. In addition to
Play/Pause, you are able to skip to the next track using the Google
Assistant and your voice.
Note: The Link 20 does not support Bluetooth hands-free phone
communication (HFP). However, you can use the Google Assistant over your WiFi
network to make phone calls.
Built-In Google Digital Assistant
Built-in Google Assistant: The JBL Link 20 is a voice-activated
speaker powered by Google Assistant. By saying "Ok Google", the Link 20 can help
perform tasks like playing a favorite song or controlling smart home devices,
checking the latest weather, traffic, & finance reports, and finding out the
latest sports scores. Thanks to Google's rich history in search, the JBL Link
with Google Assistant is ready for all your questions and commands.
- Far-Field Voice Recognition: Far-field voice recognition allows for easy
hands-free operation. Say your commands and ask your questions form across the
room and the JBL Link 20 will respond. Four LED's on the front of the Link 20
will light up to indicate that it heard your command or question and is working
on a response or action.
- Microphone Mute: You can mute the JBL Link 20's microphone for privacy. Four amber
LED lights will indicate that you have muted the microphone and the Google
Assistant. The Link 20 will not react to any voice keywords unless you un-mute
- Multi-User Accounts: 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
here for Google Home's FAQ site.
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
built-in. You'll have access to Play, Pause, Skip, & Volume control of each
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
Hands-Free Calling: The JBL Link 20 with Google Assistance supports
hands-free calling, so you can call friends, family, and businesses using just
your voice. Call your own personal contacts or millions of businesses thanks to
Google's extensive business listings. You can also call a number by speaking it
aloud. Google does not record any of the phone conversation. Answering incoming
calls and calls to emergency services are not supported.
Smart Home Automation: The JBL Link with Google Assistant
lets you control devices around your home from Google Home compatible smart home
automation partners - like Philips Hue, Samsung SmartThings, Belkin Wemo, Nest,
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).
- Light Control: With
Philips Hue or lights connected to
Samsung SmartThings, you can use your voice to control the lights around
your house without touching a switch (Philips Hue Scenes are not supported).
- Smart Plugs & Switch Control: You can also use your
voice to control Belkin Wemo plugs or switches and plugs or
switches connected to SmartThings using just your voice and the Google
- Thermostat Control: You can use your voice with the
Google Assistant to control the temperature in your home, switch between
heating and cooling modes, and more (compatible thermostats include the
Nest Thermostat, the
thermostat, or select thermostats connected to
Manage Tasks & Plan Your Day: Ask the JBL Link 20 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.
- Calendar & Event Information: 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.
- Traffic, Commute, & Flight Information: With Google Home, you
can always get to work on time by hearing information about your commute,
traffic conditions, and your estimated time of arrival. You can even call a
car to come pick you up with
- Weather Forecast Information: With Google Home, you can
listen to the current weather and upcoming forecast for your location using
only your voice.
- 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. Add items to your
- 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.
Get Answers: The Link 20'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.