Use Alexa to control Sony 4K TVs with your voice
Logitech Harmony gear is voice-controllable now, too.
Alpine's latest receiver brings wireless CarPlay to all
Bye bye, Lightning cable
Qualcomm’s new chips will give rise to more smart speakers
The reference design will give OEMs a head-start on voice recognition tech.
Apple brings multiroom speaker support to HomeKit with AirPlay 2
Apple has many of the world's biggest speaker makers on board, too.
Pioneer and Onkyo slip Chromecast support into more audio devices
A firmware update brings Chromecast built-in and Google Home control to last year's receivers.
Polk Audio parent company nabs Hi-Fi brands Denon, Marantz
With Hi-Fi's vinyl resurgence there's some industry consolidation going on.
The best receiver
The Denon AVR-S720W offers an easy setup process, good sound quality and every modern feature you might need.
ASUS is being investigated for price manipulation in Europe
Philips, Pioneer and Denon & Marantz are also accused of restricting prices online.
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Other picks include a Logitech Harmony Elite and Amazon Echo Dot bundle, plus a Denon HD receiver.