LG's music service plays songs 'six times richer' than CDs

Launching in 70 countries, including Australia

LG is launching a music service that will play music “roughly six times richer and clearer than the sound quality of a typical CD”.

The high fidelity music service will offer music at 24-bit/192KHz, which is “close to the original sound” of a track prior to its compression.

Two tracks can be downloaded at no cost every month, while discounts of up to 50 per cent may be made to purchases.

LG will introduce the service to owners of LG’s premium smartphones via its LG SmartWorld app. This includes LG’s G2, G3, G4 and G Flex 2 smartphones.

The service will help differentiate LG smartphones from rivals, said Chris Yie, the VP and head of marketing for LG Mobile. “MP3 music is perfectly fine for most people but those with Hi-Fi capable LG smartphones can experience a much richer environment.”

It is unknown if the service will be made available to non-LG customers at a later date.

Few smartphone companies invest in high fidelity audio. The only other mainstream manufacturer is Sony, which although has a range that supports high resolution audio (HRA) and an affiliate music label, does not offer high-fidelity content.

Entrepreneur and rapper Jay Z launched a high-fidelity music service, called Tidal, earlier this year, with mixed success. A subscription to Tidal for lossless audio is priced at $24 a month.

A progressive rollout of LG's music service will commence later this month. It will be introduced to 70 countries, including United States, Australia, Brazil, China, France, Italy, Russia and the United Kingdom. Pricing details will be revealed closer to the service's local launch.

Update, 2:30pm LG Australia representatives responded to Good Gear Guide's questions with the following statement:

“LG Australia is currently investigating when and to what extent the Hi-Fi music service will be available in Australia. LG Australia will communicate these findings as soon as possible”

Join the Good Gear Guide newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.
Rocket to Success - Your 10 Tips for Smarter ERP System Selection

Tags lgTidalsonySmartWorld

Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.
Tony Ibrahim
Show Comments

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Matthew Stivala

HP OfficeJet 250 Mobile Printer

The HP OfficeJet 250 Mobile Printer is a great device that fits perfectly into my fast paced and mobile lifestyle. My first impression of the printer itself was how incredibly compact and sleek the device was.

Armand Abogado

HP OfficeJet 250 Mobile Printer

Wireless printing from my iPhone was also a handy feature, the whole experience was quick and seamless with no setup requirements - accessed through the default iOS printing menu options.

Azadeh Williams

HP OfficeJet Pro 8730

A smarter way to print for busy small business owners, combining speedy printing with scanning and copying, making it easier to produce high quality documents and images at a touch of a button.

Andrew Grant

HP OfficeJet Pro 8730

I've had a multifunction printer in the office going on 10 years now. It was a neat bit of kit back in the day -- print, copy, scan, fax -- when printing over WiFi felt a bit like magic. It’s seen better days though and an upgrade’s well overdue. This HP OfficeJet Pro 8730 looks like it ticks all the same boxes: print, copy, scan, and fax. (Really? Does anyone fax anything any more? I guess it's good to know the facility’s there, just in case.) Printing over WiFi is more-or- less standard these days.

Ed Dawson

HP OfficeJet Pro 8730

As a freelance writer who is always on the go, I like my technology to be both efficient and effective so I can do my job well. The HP OfficeJet Pro 8730 Inkjet Printer ticks all the boxes in terms of form factor, performance and user interface.

Michael Hargreaves

Windows 10 for Business / Dell XPS 13

I’d happily recommend this touchscreen laptop and Windows 10 as a great way to get serious work done at a desk or on the road.

Featured Content

Latest Jobs

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?