Blue OS


WiFi your HiFi

The Bluesound ecosystem uses your home wireless network not just to stream music, but also to communicate with other BluOS-enabled players on your network. The ecosystem can connect up to 34 players and through the BluOS Controller App for your smart device, you can play your music in perfect sync, or play different music simultaneously.


More Than MP3
Bluesound is not a computer company masquerading as an audio company. We are made by audiophiles for audiophiles. While Bluesound is compatible with MP3s, our players are also compatible with just about every other digital format that’s available, including MQA for those who will settle for nothing less than studio-master-quality sound. We combine sleek and modern design sensibilities with a spare-no-expense attitude on the integration of advanced, innovative audio technologies.

Your Music. Your way.
Whether you stream Internet radio, download hi-res tracks, or have a CD library you have carefully cultivated, Bluesound can give you instant access to millions of songs from a multitude of sources. It’s like having all of the music ever recorded at your fingertips, through your smart device.

Our Story
Bluesound is an alliance of audiophiles dedicated to delivering on the promise of wireless, digitally perfect high-fidelity audio.
As designers, engineers and individuals who have spent our lives in the music industry, we are not satisfied with anything less than perfection.

The Backstory
Digital audio began like any other new technology. It was amazing and new – limited and imperfect – and naturally became the adopted standard for the next generation. We loved the technology, but to us digital just wasn’t up to par. So, we decided to raise the bar and give music lovers the sound quality they deserved. Sure there were 16-bit CDs, but the audio spectrum contained on the master recordings was the true prize. After more than a decade of trial and error, the time had come. The portable players we all know and love had created a new way of listening to music, but there still wasn’t much heart there. Until now. Enter true, 24-bit hi-res digital audio.

All of your music, for all to hear
If one thing rings true, it’s that here at Bluesound we are passionate about musical detail, texture and volume. We’ve painstakingly designed a cutting-edge, digital platform that delivers on the total hi-res audio experience. We didn’t create it for us. We made it for you. Our audio reproduction reflects music that is true to the artist and the art form. Add Internet radio and online streaming services to the mix, and your musical library will be the envy of everyone around you. Sound good? We think so, and the critics do too.
You don’t need to be an audiophile to appreciate hi-res sound, but you might just become one once you hear what you’ve been missing.

Bluesound blends the forces of music and technology together in an ecosystem designed to deliver the best audio quality possible. Bluesound employs various architectures and technologies to achieve this, from advanced proprietary software to end-to-end hi-res audio processing. Harnessing the power of BluOS, consumers can wirelessly connect their Bluesound speakers and digital players, and stream any music file – MP3 to 24-bit/192kHz – as well as many popular music streaming services to any room in the home with the control of a smartphone, tablet or laptop. While BluOS connects your devices, lossless audio technologies such as Hi-Res Audio (HRA) and Master Quality Authenticated (MQA) allow you to hear your music in master quality just as the artist intended.

BLUOS
BluOSBluOS is an advanced operating system and music management software that allows you to access and stream lossless music up to 24-bit/192kHz to every room using your home network. Locate music anywhere on a home network, cloud music service or Internet radio station, and share it with any BluOS-enabled music system in your home. This powerful software, developed together with the most advanced audio technologies from NAD Electronics and Bluesound, also allows custom integrators to connect, manage and control networked music in a connected home with support for 3rd party control systems.
Visit www.bluesound.com/downloads to download the BluOS Controller App.

HI-RES AUDIO
Tech-Hi-ResWith full support for high-resolution audio on Bluesound, listeners can stream uncompressed WAV, ALAC, and FLAC music files up to 24-bit/192kHz over your existing WiFi network or a connected USB device. Hi-res music collections are 24-bit/96kHz or 24-bit/192kHz tracks and contain up to 6.5x more data than standard CDs, letting you hear all the detail of your favorite music in superior quality.
Visit www.sony.com/hi-res-audio for more information.

MASTER QUALITY AUTHENTICATED
MQA- Master Quality Authenticated (MQA) is a revolutionary end-to-end technology built into every Bluesound Player that captures and delivers master quality audio to any room in your home. All Bluesound Players include a powerful decoder and audio renderer for the MQA system. The MQA logo shown in the BluOS app indicates that the unit is decoding and playing an MQA stream or file, and lets you know that you are hearing exactly what the artist recorded and approved in the studio.
Visit mqa.co.uk for more information.

APTX® BLUETOOTH
Tech-BluetoothWith aptX® Bluetooth on Bluesound, you can wirelessly stream any music or app from a Bluetooth-enabled device in pure CD-quality, opening up a whole new realm of stream possibilities for anyone in the room. aptX® Bluetooth significantly reduces the bit rate without affecting audio quality or introducing latency issues, and lets you enjoy higher-quality streams on any Bluesound Player, in or outside your home.