You or your guests can easily share and distribute personal music, radio and podcasts anywhere in the home
SALT LAKE CITY, June 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Control4, a market leader in home automation systems, makes whole-home music streaming easier for everyone in the house with the new Control4® Wireless Music Bridge. The new product enables you, your family and guests to instantly and wirelessly connect smartphones, tablets or computers — and all the music stored on those devices — to a Control4 system, allowing everyone in the house to enjoy their personal music collection through the home's audio system.
With the Control4 Wireless Music Bridge, if you can listen to it from your smartphone, tablet or computer, you can listen to it in any audio zone in your home. In addition to stored music libraries, the new Control4 Wireless Music Bridge also provides a convenient path for Control4 customers to connect to streaming music services such as Pandora, Spotify, or Rdio from their personal smart devices – all while preserving full phone and smart device browsing and app capabilities.
"I listen to Spotify so much these days that I've seriously been considering replacing my home theater receiver with a newer model with the streaming service built in," said Joe Hageman, a longtime Control4 customer. "Thanks to the Control4 Wireless Music Bridge, I don't have to. Any new streaming audio service that's available on my smart phone or tablet is also instantly available via any sound system in or around the house."
Just walk in the door, pull out your phone or tablet, and fire up your favorite playlist via AirPlay, and enjoy your favorite music — not on a little portable wireless speaker system, but on the best speakers in the house. Combining Ethernet, WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity technologies into a single product, the Control4 Wireless Music Bridge allows nearly every smart device to bridge music, podcasts, news, sports and audio books into the Control4 system, while providing full support for streaming AirPlay, Bluetooth and DLNA.
Add additional Wireless Music Bridges to your Control4 system, and every member of the household can have his or her own direct wireless portal to every zone of audio in the home. Minimize your music app, and the artwork and metadata still streams directly into the Control4 environment for display within the Control4 "Now Playing" interface on touch panels, TV screens, or your smart device.
Control4 has also released their newest software Control4® OS 2.5 to power the new Wireless Music Bridge, along with the company's new next generation of Wireless and Panelized Lighting Control solutions. OS 2.5 also includes new tools to assist dealers with day-to-day maintenance and deployments, making the overall Control4 installation experience more efficient and convenient.
The Control4 Wireless Music Bridge is shipping now at an introductory price of $300 US MSRP. For more information visit www.control4.com.