Bluesound has launched Gen 2, an all-new platform of multi-room wireless streaming digital music players, features a compact industrial design, enhanced features, and re-engineered performance.
Bluesound features BluOS, a proprietary, purpose-built operating system that connects, organizes, and controls all the ways to enjoy music whether it is streamed from the cloud, stored on a smart device or computer, or stored on CDs. Bluesound integrates all these sources into a single music stream, and delivers studio-quality music to every room in the home.
“With Bluesound Gen 2, we have taken what was already a category-leading lineup and re-engineered virtually every area of its appearance, usability, and performance,” said John Banks, Bluesound's chief brand officer. ”Our mission is to continue to elevate the entire multi-room audio sector with a compelling blend of technology, performance, design, and convenience that will appeal to a growing segment of performance-minded enthusiasts."
The TV Connect feature endows most models with the ability to connect to your TV and integrate its IR control functions for a seamless integration of TV sound. The ability to stream music and sound directly from a handheld smart device either via Bluetooth or wi-fi is a new enhancement to the Bluesound experience. Faster processing and network connections improve responsiveness of the Bluesound Controller App, which is also being redesigned with new graphics and an enhanced layout for intuitive operation.
Fully backward compatible with Bluesound Gen 1, the upgraded Controller App adds new enhancements such as allowing a favorite playlist or program to start playing with one simple touch. The Bluesound Controller App is available on iOS, Android, Kindle Fire, and Windows and Mac OS X desktops. Control4 also certifies Bluesound for integration into advanced control systems.