Introducing BluOS 1.14.1 for Bluesound Players

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In the latest software, BluOS version 1.14.1, Rhapsody® is now supported for more ways to discover and listen to music on NAD BluOS wireless music systems. This new BluOS release also includes support for: new higher-quality Rdio® music catalog, Deezer® Flow & Playlist Radio, and extended Qobuz® metadata that now includes track info like producer, composer, performer and more.

iOS AND ANDROID SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS

The BluOS App for iOS, version 1.14.0 or higher.
The BluOS App for Android, version 1.14.1 or higher.


ENHANCEMENTS

STREAM THE MUSIC YOU LOVE ANYWHERE
Get on-demand access to the entire Rhapsody catalogue and wirelessly stream it directly to any Bluesound Player. Browse more than 32 million tracks and discover new ways to listen to music that include everything from playlists to radio stations on any Bluesound Player from anywhere in your home.

Learn how to set up Rhapsody here

HEAR RDIO IN HIGHER SOUND QUALITY
Make the commitment to sound quality and enjoy the new better-sounding Rdio® music library of over 30 million songs in high-quality AAC audio. Select from four different sound quality settings all the way up to 320 kbps and hear all your favorite Rdio collections in pristine-quality.

Learn how to adjust your Rdio settings here

DISCOVER MORE WITH NEW DEEZER RADIO
Listen to unique music stations and playlists that are fully customized for you. Based on your Deezer® library and previous listening sessions, Deezer Flow & Playlist Radio puts all your favorite music & genres into a single streaming station on your Bluesound Player with seamless control of the Bluesound App

WHAT ELSE?
The BluOS App now includes Italian language support and other minor software enhancements, including enhanced Qobuz metadata.

HOW TO UPGRADE

Before upgrading, please make sure the Bluesound App* and Desktop Controller* have been upgraded to the latest firmware:  

*BluOS App for iOS, Android and Kindle Fire, version 1.14.0 or higher.

*BluOS Desktop App for Mac and PC, version 1.4 or higher.

Bluesound Players will send a notification for upgrade within 24 hours to the BluOS Controller App and Desktop Controller on iOS, Android and Kindle Fire devices. If no notification is received, please visit www.bluesound.com/downloads for the latest BluOS Controller Apps and BluOS firmware updates. 

WITH BLUESOUND CONTROLLER APP

In order to force an upgrade to begin, the option "Check for Upgrade" is available past the "Configure Player" option. This will force the upgrade prompt to occur.

Open the left-hand Navigation Drawer of the BluOS Controller App. Scroll to the bottom and tap Configure Player Check for Upgrade

This will force the upgrade prompt to occur. 

WITH USB STORAGE DEVICE

If the Bluesound Player is unable to connect to the internet (wired or wireless) due to poor connectivity or router settings, BluOS 1.14.0 can be downloaded onto a USB storage device and inserted into Bluesound Players to perform an upgrade.

Visit www.bluesound.com/downloads to download the latest firmware for manual Player upgrades.

Disconnect the power cord from your Bluesound Player and insert the USB device into the input on the back of the Player.  

While pressing and holding the Play/Pause Button on the Bluesound Player (see further for the PULSE Player), reconnect the power cord and continue to hold the Play/Pause Button for 5 seconds then release. The PULSE requires power before the Play/Pause Button can be pressed to start the upgrade. Reconnect power to the PULSE before pressing and holding the Play/Pause Button as instructed. 

The Bluesound Player will now start to copy the file from the USB device and enter Upgrade Mode. The Play/Pause Button will begin blinking an alternating pattern of green and red to indicate this. 

Once completed, the Bluesound Player should reboot on its own and return to normal functionality. You can now remove the USB device from the back of the Player. 

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