New BluOS controller with enhanced UI available for Bluesound
Bluesound, a manufacturer of wireless hi-res music systems, has announced BluOS 2.0, a new upgrade for BluOS-enabled wireless hi-res music systems.
The BluOS release includes a major update to the mobile controller apps for iOS and Android. BluOS Controller, version 2.0, features an enhanced interface, a new playlist and playback logic, additional Player functionality, widgets and support for Apple Watch. The new BluOS Controller is free and available now on the Apple App Store and Google Play.
Developed for Bluesound and sister company, NAD Electronics, the re-designed BluOS Controller app is built to be a universal "one-app" solution for all BluOS-enabled wireless hi-res music systems. The updated app now features:
- Better Music Access: A new search engine allows users to browse networked music collections and select custom playlists and favorites stored in a local library, on a mobile device, or on a streaming music service with on-demand access to enhanced browsing functions.
- SmartPlay Playlist Creation: Enables users to instantly add and listen to tracks, while the rest of the album or playlist is auto-filled into the queue.
- Assisted Player Setup: Users can connect Players to an existing stereo system, powered loudspeaker or home network and instantly start streaming and listening to music. Includes guided in-app tutorials on startup.
- Apple Watch: BluOS Controller is now available for Apple Watch. BluOS Controller for Apple Watch allows users to check what’s playing, select a Player, or change the track from their wrist.
- Controller Widget: Access Player presets and controls music playback via swipe motion without needing to launch the app.
The new BluOS firmware, version 2.0, also includes Radio Paradise integration on Bluesound. This gives Internet radio users on Bluesound commercial-free access to a blend of music genres with streams up to 320 kbps.
“At Bluesound, we’re committed to delivering the most intuitive, interactive and immersive music experience for BluOS users,” John Banks, Bluesound’s Chief Brand Officer, said.
“This is a major enhancement, and we’re confident that our new design and feature updates will connect BluOS users more deeply with their music than ever before.”
Bluesound is a smart music system of wireless speakers and digital players. BluOS users are asked to upgrade to BluOS firmware version 2.0 or higher in order to download the new apps.
BluOS is an operating system and music management software that allows users to access and stream lossless music up to 24-bit/192kHz.
The BluOS Apps and firmware updates can be found at bluesound.com/downloads