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Control4 Wireless Music Bridge

By Damir Beciri
14 June 2013

contorl4-wireless-music-bridgeIf you wanted to enable music streaming inside your home or office, Control4 came up with a solution that might help you. Aside streaming, Control4 Wireless Music Bridge enables its users to instantly and wirelessly share the music on all smartphones, tablets or computers connected to a Control4 system, allowing everyone 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. 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.

In addition to stored music libraries, the Control4 Wireless Music Bridge also enables 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.

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 Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) for for Android and Windows smartphones.

With additional Wireless Music Bridges added to Control4 system, you can create direct wireless portal to every zone of audio inside your home or office. 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 smart devices.

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, so it might not be suitable for every household. Aside previously mentioned applications, the device is ideal for social events where guests can have their say when it comes to playlist arrangement.

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