Major Update for Bluesound via Firmware

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Major Update for Bluesound via Firmware

Bluesound, the fastest growing multi-zone audio platform from Canadian manufacturer, Lenbrook, has announced a firmware update by end January that will see a number of new key features and upgrades.

BluOS, the operating system that powers Bluesound products will receive firmware version 2.10 this month which will support a number of feature updates including Dolby Digital 2.1 downmix for the PULSE SOUNDBAR, integration of the KKBOX music streaming service, Roon integration, and a new enhanced setup process that Bluesound says will make adding Bluesound to your home network easier.

Bluesound's PULSE, the world's first hi-res soundbar will use advanced DSP technology to decode and downmix cinematic soundtracks into discrete left and right channels, allowing users to enjoy the immersive sound of their favorite TV shows and movies.

Want to know more about the Bluesound range of products, read this great guide here.

John Banks, Chief Brand Officer of Bluesound said:

We are excited to roll out this new upgrade for Bluesound and BluOS-enabled Players, as we continue to evolve our critically acclaimed wireless hi-res ecosystem and put music quality first. Our user base is continuing to grow, with hundreds of new Players being turned on daily across the world, and we look forward to continuing to improve the platform in the future with cutting-edge features and technology.

One area where users have reported to be struggling is with the initial setup of Bluesound players via the smartphone app. With the new update BluOS will now detect if new Players require Wi-Fi set up on a home network, and will walk users through a rich, intuitive, guided interface.

Bluesound Roon Integration

But the biggest news of all comes with Bluesound's compatibility with Roon. The update will see Bluesound become the world’s first wireless high-res multi-room music system to act as a RoonReady streaming endpoints. Great news for existing Bluesound owners and Roon subscribers.

Roon subscribers using Bluesound will be able to connect their Players to Roon’s intuitive, information-rich music library management software and stream high-resolution music to one or many Bluesound Players simultaneously.

Roon's native Tidal integration and recent inclusion of Master resolution material, combined with Bluesound's MQA compatibility means sure success for this growing brand. Enthusiasts seeking the ultimate in convenience for music throughout their home, yet demanding superior sound quality and rich, engaging sound have found their solution with Bluesound.

For more information visit Bluesound Australia.

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StereoNET's Founder & Publisher and still buried deep in the review room auditioning everything from docks to soundbars, amplifiers to headphones. Marc also founded Melbourne's International HiFi Show.

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