Samsung is expanding LE Audio’s capabilities, including more immersive audio recording on smartphones, clearer sound experiences on PCs, and now sharing audio on TVs with more people.
Samsung Electronics today announced new software updates for Galaxy Buds2 Pro and Samsung Smart TVs,1 reshape audio experiences across even more connected devices. The new updates expand LE Audio’s capabilities to Samsung TVs with Auracast streaming audio technology, enabling rich and complex audio transmission to nearby Bluetooth devices.
LE Audio, an advanced Bluetooth audio standard, expands the spectrum of audio experiences to deliver more complex, richer sound that goes beyond higher quality music, but also allows users to share sound with others as they personally experience it. As a pioneer in innovative technologies, Samsung has leveraged new LE Audio-based features that further enhance sound experiences, including 360° audio recording, allowing Galaxy smartphone users to capture audio in video precisely as it is. they hear it, without the need for professional equipment. Additionally, some Galaxy Book3 devices2 deliver a crystal-clear listening experience with improved latency – perfect for immersive gaming and media consumption.
And now, with Auracast streaming audio technology for Galaxy Buds2 Pro and Samsung 2023 Neo QLED 8K and 2023 MICRO LED, rolling out via software updates starting in September,3 Samsung is once again improving and expanding connected experiences beyond mobile devices to home appliances. With Auracast, users can turn their device into a shared radio station capable of streaming to connected devices. Leveraging new LE Audio, it allows users to connect multiple sets of Buds to a TV4 whereas previously users could only connect a maximum of two devices. Auracast opens up a variety of potential use cases and possibilities for other on-device applications – from augmented or assisted listening in a theater or conference room for those who want to hear better, to sharing a list of reading from your smartphone during a run with friends, or even with several people – language support without translation devices by sending different language interpretations via different channels.
“As an innovator in a wide range of electronic devices — from smartphones to wearables, and from TVs to home appliances — At Samsung, we are uniquely positioned to capitalize on delivering smoother and broader experiences,” said Junho Park, Vice President and Head of Galaxy Ecosystem Product Planning Team, MX Business at Samsung Electronics. “LE Audio is a perfect example of our commitment to connected experiences across our entire library of devices, and how Samsung is introducing new capabilities and technologies that bring them all together. »
The new Auracast feature is just one example of how Samsung connects devices and services and delivers new experiences to users. Stay tuned for more exciting announcements about Samsung’s connected experiences that will be shared at this year’s IFA event, taking place September 1-5 in Berlin.
1 Available on 2023 Neo QLED 8K and 2023 MICRO LED launched in 2023.
2 Supported on Galaxy Book3 Ultra, Book3 Pro, Book3 Pro 360 and Book3 360.
3 Requires software updates on Galaxy Buds2 Pro and paired Samsung TV. Availability may vary by market and model.
4 The number of Galaxy Buds2 Pro users that can connect to may vary depending on surrounding circumstances such as distance and obstacles.