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LG's 4K UHD CineBeam projectors can now use Amazon Alexa

An LG CineBeam AI ThinQ 4K UHD projector. (Source: LG)
An LG CineBeam AI ThinQ 4K UHD projector. (Source: LG)
The CineBeam projectors support 4K UHD content and LG's ThinQ AI. Now, they also support Amazon Alexa thanks to a new software update. This applies to the HU70LA and HU85LA variants of this series.
Deirdre O Donnell,

LG USA has announced that its "critically-acclaimed" CineBeam 4K UHD projectors can now offer their users Amazon Alexa integration. Therefore, the devices can now throw the results of queries for this assistant up onto a wall. In addition, their in-built (or connected, presumably) speakers can be used to respond to standalone voice commands.

The LG CineBeams come in LED- (HU70LA) and laser- (HU85LA) enabled variants, both of which are eligible for the upgrade to Alexa support. The former functions thanks to a 4-channel LED system, whereas the latter has a 3-channel laser source. They also operate free of color-wheels, which, as LG asserts, improves their accuracy while avoiding projection-related disadvantages such as distortion.

These devices also feature the almost inevitable ThinQ AI branding, and can also run apps such as Netflix thanks to their inbuilt webOS software. Their new voice-assistant feature can be accessed through a new LG CineBeam firmware update from now.

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Deirdre O Donnell, 2020-03-16 (Update: 2020-03-16)
Deirdre O'Donnell
I became a professional writer and editor shortly after graduation. My degrees are in biomedical sciences; however, they led to some experience in the biotech area, which convinced me of its potential to revolutionize our health, environment and lives in general. This developed into an all-consuming interest in more aspects of tech over time: I can never write enough on the latest electronics, gadgets and innovations. My other interests include imaging, astronomy, and streaming all the things. Oh, and coffee.