BluOS Controller for macOS and Windows upgrades user experience with high-resolution 4K interface, powerful new features and a seamless music experience across all devices.
PICKERING, CANADA, APRIL 3, 2018 – Lenbrook International, developer of the BluOS wireless hi-res audio streaming platform, today announced the release of the new BluOS Controller desktop app. A powerful new control interface for macOS and Windows, the BluOS Controller has been redesigned and refined with a fresh, modern look and features that streamline your music controls across your desktop and mobile devices, making your at-home music experience more seamless and fluid than ever before.
The new interface provides quick and easy access to the Navigation Drawer where users can browse their local music libraries, streaming music services, personalized playlists and more, all in one place; the Player Drawer has been redesigned to prioritize the most important controls and multi-room grouping buttons; and the simplified browse model makes searching for albums, artists, and songs easier than ever before.
“The new BluOS Controller is the future of the desktop experience with its incredible design and amazing new features, all engineered to mirror the mobile app that our customers love,” said Andrew Haines, BluOS Product Manager. “Our goal is to always engineer our products, platforms, and applications together, so we are able to create a seamless user experience across all devices—no matter how you like to listen.”
With the desktop app, the BluOS experience has been completely refreshed with a new modern look where controls are clearer, smarter and easier to understand, while the intuitiveness of the Navigation and Player drawers lets users focus on their music without comprising functionality. BluOS enabled wireless speakers can now be grouped together as left/right stereo pairs inside the app, and users can build Fixed Groups for specific rooms and surround sound configurations using multiple speakers and devices. Audio settings can be adjusted and customized for each device with a simple click, allowing users to tailor the sound to their listening preferences. Updated Navigation and Player Drawer icons have a clean, consistent design and all the visual elements have been enhanced for improved readability.
The updated search design makes browsing and finding music effortless. Users can type in the name of an artist, song, or album, and have the search results auto-populated and displayed in real-time. With the new updates to the BluOS Controller and its search functions, users now have the continuity to seamlessly navigate and control their music across their desktop, phone or tablet, from anywhere inside their home.
Built directly in the app, the new music share utility lets users integrate music libraries stored on a computer or NAS drive. Sharing large music collections with BluOS works like any other file sharing protocol, so users can organize their music with folders and tags, drag them into the share utility, and browse their music library using the app. It also has built-in support for DSD playback, allowing music collectors to enjoy their favourite recordings in a high-resolution format.
In conjunction with popular home automation systems, the desktop app delivers platform technologies that make it easier for custom integrators and installers to create and build whole-music systems on-site using their laptop. A new and separate BluOS CI Utility app is also available for download alongside the desktop controller, making it simple for installers to seamlessly integrate BluOS enabled devices and map third-party control functions for leading smart home controllers like the Lutron Pico Remote for Audio and the iPort Surface Mount with Buttons.
Windows and macOS users can download and enjoy the new desktop app for free from bluesound.com and nadelectronics.com. All BluOS users are also urged to upgrade to the latest version of BluOS software, version 2.16, and download the latest apps for smartphone and tablet. Customers interested in more information about the new desktop app can visit the bluesound.com websites listed for details.
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BluOS is a premium multi-room audio ecosystem that manages stored and cloud music sources and playback, with support for high-resolution audio streams up to 24/192. Adopted by some of the most renowned hi-fi audio brands and integrated with numerous smart home control systems, BluOS allows for interoperability among enabled devices across brands for maximum versatility and use cases. Integrations with popular streaming music services like Tidal, Spotify, Amazon Music, and Deezer, as well as featuring support for FLAC, WAV, MQA, and other high-resolution formats and codecs, BluOS offers virtually unlimited access to music of all genres for any occasion. Made up of an operating system and a control application for smart phones, tablets, and PC desktops, BluOS is the ultimate choice for the modern audiophile. For more information visit www.bluos.net