Introducing BluOS 1.16.0 for Bluesound Players


In the latest software, BluOS version 1.16.0, Napster® is now available on Bluesound wireless multi-room music systems for on-demand access to stream millions of tracks. This new BluOS release also includes support for: alarms and sleep timers for scheduled music listening, advanced tone controls for custom EQ settings on Bluesound Players, and support for browsing EPs and singles on TIDAL® and WiMP®.  


BluOS Controller App for iOS, Android and Kindle Fire, version 1.16.0 or higher.

BluOS Desktop Controller for Mac and PC, version 1.6.0 or higher.  


Stream more of the music you love with Napster 
Get unlimited access to Napster® and wirelessly stream over 34 million tracks directly to any Bluesound Player. Browse the Napster catalogue from anywhere in your home on the BluOS Controller App and discover new music favorites for your personalized Bluesound playlists from every genre imaginable.

*Napster Unlimited account is required for music streaming on Bluesound.

Learn how to set up Napster on Bluesound here

Wake up to Living HiFi
Set your favorite Bluesound playlist as an Alarm Clock to start your morning with a full HiFi experience, or use the new Sleep Timer to end your day on a high note. Not a morning person? Schedule music streams to start instantly the minute you walk in the door or when you want to surprise that special someone with a custom playlist. 

Learn how to use clocks, alarms and sleep timers on Bluesound here

Take Control of the Sound of Bluesound
Suit your personal listening preferences and wirelessly change the sound settings (bass or treble) of Bluesound Players with new tone controls. Tweak the bass response for more oomph or turn up the treble to amplify vocals for acoustic tracks—it’s like having a full soundboard at your fingertips.

Learn how to adjust tone controls on Bluesound here.

Get the Newest Releases on TIDAL and WiMP
Discover the latest EPs and singles available on TIDAL® and WiMP® from the palm of your hand. Browse the world’s hottest releases and stream your favorites directly to your Bluesound Player or HiFi system with the seamless control and navigation of the Bluesound Controller App.

> BluOS 1.16.0 also includes Russian, Chinese, and Portuguese language support, plus other minor software enhancements.  


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

*BluOS App for iOS, Android and Kindle Fire, version 1.16.0 or higher.

*BluOS Desktop App for Mac and PC, version 1.6 or higher.

Bluesound Players will send a notification for upgrade within 24 hours to the BluOS Controller App and Desktop Controller for iOS, Android, Kindle Fire, and Windows and Mac desktops. If no notification is received, please visit for the latest BluOS Controller Apps and BluOS firmware updates. 


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. 


If the Bluesound Player is unable to connect to the internet (wired or wireless) due to poor connectivity or router settings, BluOS 1.16.0 can be downloaded onto a USB storage device and inserted into Bluesound Players to perform an upgrade.

Visit 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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