When I was asked to do a product review for the new LG Music Flow system available at Curry's I must admit I was a bit apprehensive. It's not that I'm a technophobe exactly but I do tend to stick with what I know even if it isn't the latest innovation. Neither am I a fan of lots of equipment and wires around the house. I was soon won over however by the promise of cinema quality sound from my own TV with a sound-bar and a wireless sub-woofer, and two other speakers that would enable me to have wireless music around the house.
The sound-bar itself is the largest component in the set and is sleek and quite unobtrusive. It sits beneath my TV and is not really noticeable and it does produce good sound. The sub-woofer is positioned as in the image above and makes the difference between hearing and experiencing sound. Even if it means that car doors slamming in a commercial set the dog barking. A minor cost to pay.
However it was the thought of streaming music throughout the house that got my pulses racing and this was made possible with the Bridge component and the extra two speakers which are now in the office and bedroom. In theory you can play different music from different speakers but I haven't actually tried this out successfully yet.
The bridge is essential to link the whole system to your home network and once you have downloaded the Music Flow App (downloadable from the Apple App Store and Google Play) you are all set up to play music downloaded from your music library. It has the ability to stream also from Spotify, Napster, TuneIn and Deezer. The App did cause a few problems at first as it's not the easiest to use but there have been several updates since I downloaded it so I'm hopeful that all issues will soon be resolved.
So I have to say I'm totally won over. All of the components are weighty and good looking enough to suit even me. They can be bought separately so you don't have to purchase the whole lot all at once but I would recommend extra speakers (which incidentally can be used in the same room for complete surround-sound).
Living in a three story house, I love having music on every floor as I move around the house So thank you LG and Curry's.