Verizon's two new soundbars have built-in Android TV and apps for 4K HDR video streaming as well as powerful sound from Bang & Olufsen. The high-end model also has B&O design.
B&O audio in Verizon soundbarsThe $1000 Stream TV Soundbar Pro, with B&O design, looks like a modified version of Bang & Olufsen's own soundbar, BeoSound Stage, while the $400 Stream TV Soundbar is a more basic version with fewer units (5 vs. 9 units).
It is the first time that Bang & Olufsen has partnered with outside brands to bring its TV audio technology to soundbars. The company also recently Verizon's Stream TV Soundbar Pro with B&O design and audioannounced an audio partnership with Sagemcom.
- "Bang & Olufsen has a long history of delivering truly immersive home entertainment experiences. The importance of these experiences has only increased in recent months, as we find ourselves spending more time at home," said Rick Costanzo, Bang & Olufsen VP of Americas. "We share Verizon’s strong focus on high-quality home experiences, and we are excited to be working with such a distinguished brand to bring our iconic audio and TV solutions to their customers in the U.S."
Both new soundbars come with Verizon's Stream TV platform built-in – much like JBL's soundbar with built-in Android TV and the Roku soundbar. Stream TV is a skinned Android TV platform meaning that you can access streaming services like Amazon Prime Video, Disney+, HBO Max, and Netflix as well as mobile games. The soundbar becomes your media hub.
- Verizon's soundbars come with built-in Android TV"We are thrilled to be working with Bang & Olufsen, a brand known for its world-class audio and TV solutions, to provide our customers with more premium home entertainment experiences," said Chris Emmons, VP of Devices and Accessories, Verizon.
Both soundbars support Dolby Atmos virtual surround, HDMI eARC, Android 11, WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.0, Chromecast, Google Assistant, and Find My Remote functionality. Unlike Bang & Olufsen's own soundbar, AirPlay 2 is not supported but Verizon's soundbars have more HDMI In ports.
The new soundbars are available now from Verizon.com.
- Source: B&O, Verizon
Verizon Stream TV Soundbar Pro – specifications
4K UHD Supported
Bang & Olufsen signature sound and design with Dolby Atmos virtual surround sound
Dynamic sound field selection
HDMI input management for external devices
Unique customizable user interface
Google Assistant Voice & Text Search³
Wall mounting hardware included
Built-in Chromecast Support
Find My Remote
Thousands of movies, shows, and games
Easy to install
2160P (4K UHD) up to 60 fps
9 built-in speaker drivers (4 full range / 3 tweeters / 2 woofers)
Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax)
HDMI 2.1 with HDCP2.2 - (3 in / 1 out)
16GB onboard storage|
Verizon Stream TV Soundbar – specifications
- 4K UHD Streaming Supported
- Bang & Olufsen signature audio design with Dolby
- Atmos virtual surround sound
- Dynamic sound field selection
- HDMI input management for external devices
- Unique customizable user interface
- Google Assistant Voice & Text Search³
- Built-in Chromecast Support
- Find My Remote
- Thousands of movies, shows, and games
- Easy to install
- Android 11
- 2160P (4K UHD) up to 60 fps
- 5 built-in speaker drivers (3 full range / 2 woofers)
- Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax)
- HDMI 2.1 with HDCP 2.2 - (2 in / 1 out)
- Bluetooth 5.0
- 2GB RAM
- 16GB onboard storage|