Google Voice Assistant Coming to BluOS
BluOS users with a Google Home device will have hands-free control of BluOS Enabled products starting early October, 2019.
CEDIA Expo, DENVER, CO, SEPTEMBER 9, 2019 – Lenbrook International, maker of high-resolution audio hardware and software solutions, is pleased to announce that its BluOS Hi-Res Distributed Audio platform, will support Google Voice Assistant through Actions On Google. Users of BluOS Enabled products from Bluesound, NAD Electronics, and DALI Speakers, will be prompted to update their players on or around October 8, 2019, to add hands-free control of their music from any Google Home device.
Google Voice Assistant represents the second platform-wide voice control integration for BluOS in a broader voice control strategy that seeks to offer users a choice in which voice assistant they use. This strategy includes the creation of BluVoice, the voice-control interface that acts as the intermediary between BluOS and a compatible voice assistant. For example, BluOS users can ask their Google Home device to deliver music playback commands to their BluOS Enabled device via BluVoice with phrases like, “OK Google, tell BluVoice to play louder,” or “OK Google, tell BluVoice to play Preset 2 in the kitchen”.
“We have always maintained that we want to remain platform agnostic in providing music playback and control options for our customers,” says Andrew Haines, BluOS Product Manager. “The addition of Google Voice as the second platform-wide voice control integration after Amazon’s Alexa, and third such integration if you take into consideration Apple’s Siri for BluOS users with AirPlay 2 enabled products, opens up a world of possibilities for our users to customize their home environment easily and conveniently.”
Google Voice Assistant in BluOS responds to a raft of commands through any network-connected Google Home device, including play/pause, next/back, shuffle on/off and managing the play queue for most user libraries and music services. A full list of commands will be published in support documentation on the BluOS website.
Google Voice Assistant will be demonstrated at CEDIA Expo September 12-14, in the Lenbrook Booth 2520, Hall F at the Colorado Convention Center. Company personnel on hand to answer questions.
North American Media Relations, Lenbrook International
UK Media Relations, Lenbrook International
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 and voice 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, 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.