Bluesound has announced BluOS 2.0, the latest upgrade for its BluOS-enabled wireless hi-res music systems. The release includes a major update to its mobile controller apps for iOS and Android. BluOS Controller, version 2.0, is Bluesound's first phase in a fresh new user experience and features an enhanced interface, new improved playlist and playback logic, additional Player functionality, widgets, and support for Apple Watch.
The latest BluOS software release, version 2.0.0, is a major upgrade for all Bluesound Players and
BluOS-enabled wireless hi-res music systems. The BluOS Controller Apps have been re-designed to make discovering and playing music, wirelessly, in the home easier. The new BluOS 2.0 software also features other enhancements including Radio Paradise music service integration, one-touch Player upgrade, support for Apple Watch and mobile widgets, custom URL stations on TuneIn and updated Controller Apps for Windows PC and Mac OS X desktops.
The full list of enhancements includes the following:
Custom TuneIn Stations: Add unlisted MP3, AAC and WMA streaming stations to TuneIn using the streaming URL and add it to your favorites.
Assisted Player Setup: With guided in-app tutorials on startup, you can easily connect BluOS devices to an existing stereo system, powered loudspeaker or home network, and instantly start streaming and listening to music.
What’s New? Tutorials: In-app notifications and introductions that highlight the newest feature upgrades.
Enhanced Navigation: The left-hand Navigation Drawer has been refreshed to be more intuitive and connect you with more of your music faster and easier.
Player Presets: Create and add music presets on the fly, and directly access them through one of the many control options.
Radio Paradise Integration: Internet radio fans can access and stream a commercial-free blend of music genres, carefully selected by real music fans with streams up to 320kbps.
Now Playing Screen: Active tracks and albums will be displayed in a full-screen layout and include new animations.
One-touch Upgrade: Upgrade all Bluesound Players at once with a single-tap on your mobile, tablet or desktop app.
HD Track IDs: Tracks playing from Qobuz and TIDAL are now identified with a HD indicator to show playback quality.
Improved Player Drawer: All-new icons for Bluesound Players, Group All, Pause All, plus improved Player grouping logic.
More In-App Support: Connect with the BluOS Support Crew directly from your mobile device and access knowledge base articles on the fly.
New Mobile Widget: Access BluOS presets and control music playback at a glance with a single swipe, without ever launching the app.
Modern iOS Resolutions: Support for iPhone 6/6+ Retina displays which allows for more onscreen information.
Mobile Landscape View: Rotating your mobile phone from vertical to horizontal will automatically display the Now Playing screen and play queue.
In-depth Context Menu: Single-tap to view artist info, add to queue, add to favorites, or a custom playlist.
System requirements to run the new BluOS Controllers, version 2.0, mean that you will need iOS 7 or higher, Android 4.0 or higher, Windows Vista or higher, and Mac OS X 10.7 or higher.
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