LG begins rolling out a powerful and intelligent speaker – LG XBOOM AI ThinQ WK9 with a unique Smart Display that combines the capabilities of the Google Assistant with unparalleled sound quality from Meridian Audio to create a powerful and beautiful device designed for the smart home.

The advanced Smart Display was developed in collaboration with Google to ensure that the LG XBOOM AI ThinQ WK9 builds upon the capabilities that come with having a Google Assistant speaker with the added convenience of a touchscreen display.

Seo Young-jae, head of the convergence audio and video business division at LG’s Home Entertainment Company, said:

“Our partnerships with Google and Meridian Audio allows us to offer a new home entertainment experience with the smart capabilities of the Google Assistant and the premium audio know-how that only Meridian could deliver. Unlike other AI speakers where sound quality takes a back seat to the brain, the WK9 is first and foremost a high fidelity audio product that also happens to be intelligent.”

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The WK9 leverages LG’s partnership with Meridian Audio, an industry-leading innovator in high-performance audio solutions, to deliver delivering high-fidelity sound, precise vocal definition and accurate bass, despite its compact size.


Equipped with a front-facing camera for video conferencing and stereo 20W speakers – the most powerful offered in a smart speaker –with Meridian technology, the XBOOM AI ThinQ WK9 offers crystal clear audio for communicating with loved ones or enjoying music and with an 8-inch touch display, consumers can enjoy their favorite YouTube videos and easily access resources like Google Maps or Google Photos.

In addition to its superior audio and video capabilities, the LG XBOOM AI ThinQ WK9 enables control of other LG ThinQ products in their home such as LG TVs and home appliances as well as more than 10,000 smart devices from over 1,000 brands that work with the Google Assistant.

Pricing and Availability

LG has not yet announced the pricing of LG XBOOM AI ThinQ model WK9 but confirmed to make the new device available in the United States with key markets in other regions to follow.

LG XBOOM AI ThinQ WK9 – Specifications

Display 8-inch HD Touch Screen
Speaker Output 2Ch / 20W
Camera 5MP
OS Android Things
Size 370 x 244 x 145mm
Weight 1.51kg
Connectivity Wi-Fi / Bluetooth
Power Supply 5.6W
Color Black