- Android/iOS - Select the Home tab > Settings button .
- Windows/macOS - Select Settings or Help from the left Navigation Drawer.
Note: Settings menu availability can vary based on individual Players. To change the Player selection, refer to our Help Center article.
Set the alarm to have the Player turn on or switch to a specific Play Queue or Radio station favorite at a designated time. Alarms serve to wake up a sleeping user, activate upon your return home, or even switch to a preferred radio program like News or a weekly countdown. Learn more.
Enable Sleep Timer to listen to your playlist before sleep. It pauses playback after a set time, gradually reducing the volume to zero. Learn more.
Configure the audio settings of the Player. Learn more.
Configure the Player Settings.
WiFi: Configure the Wireless network settings. This feature is available on all Players except VAULT models, which only support wired connections. If your wired Player wants wireless options, select this to access WiFi settings in BluOS, avoiding the initial Hotspot setup. Apply changes, power off, disconnect the Ethernet cable, and restart in the new location.
Configure Wireless: Select the required wireless network.
Note: If the required WiFi Network does not appear or is hidden, select Manual SSID Entry from the drop-down menu (last). Enter the Wireless SSID and select the Protection type the network uses.
- Enter password or key (if protected): Enter the wireless network's password.
- Player name: Choose the preset player name from the dropdown selections.
Custom name: Input a personalized name to alter the default player name.
Note: Player's default name – The default name is listed as the product name followed by the last four digits in the MAC (Machine Access Control) address (example: NODE 2-001A). The complete 12-digit MAC address is printed on a sticker on the bottom or back panel of the Player.
- Configure Wireless: Select the required wireless network.
- Room name: During the initial player setup, you will have the option to assign a Room Name for your player, which will be the displayed name in the BluOS Controller app. You can change it later using this option.
Customize sources: Configure the settings of sources.
Note: Source availability can vary based on individual Players.
- Bluetooth: BluOS allows audio streaming from Bluetooth-enabled devices such as smartphones, tablets, or computers. You can also stream audio from Pandora®, Sirius/XM®, Apple Music®, TDC Play®, and many more music services. This audio can be streamed to multiple BluOS Players when the players are grouped. Learn More.
Analog Input / Optical Input / HDMI / Phono / Coaxial / Line / Microphone / AES|EBU / Balanced: When an external source is connected via the Analog/Optical/HDMI/Phono/Coaxial/Line/Microphone/AES|EBU/Balanced port, an Analog/Optical/HDMI/Phono/Coaxial/Line/Microphone/AES|EBU/Balanced Input button will appear respectively under the Music tab > Music Sources > Inputs, allowing you to choose it as a source. The Input source is dedicated to the Player with a physically attached source. However, this Player can also serve as a Primary Player and stream content to multiple Grouped Players. Learn more.
Note: Source Settings menu availability can vary based on individual Players.
- Name: Change the name of the Source Input.
- Icon: Change the icon of the Source Input.
Auto Sense: When Auto Sense is enabled, your Player will automatically switch to this source upon detecting a valid signal (unless a different digital input is active). If Auto Sense is disabled, you must manually choose the input source. Learn more.
Note: Only one source can have Auto Sense turned on.
MQA Pass-through: When you connect an MQA-certified CD player or another MQA-certified device to your Player's digital inputs, you can activate MQA Pass-through. This setting allows the BluOS-enabled Player to function as the MQA decoder or renderer. Learn more.
Note: This option is accessible only when A/V mode is disabled.
A/V mode: Enable or disable the A/V mode. When enabled, the BluOS automatically adjusts the audio delay to keep the grouped BluOS devices in sync with the connected video source. Learn more.
Note: This option is accessible only when MQA Pass-through is disabled.
Lip-sync delay [50 ~ 150 ms]: Incorporate a maximum of 150 milliseconds of audio delay to compensate for potential delays in the audio signal reaching the Player before video playback from an external device like a Cable Box or BluRay Player. Ideally, ensure direct connections of all devices to your TV Display and link the TV Audio Output to the Player.
Note: This slider is available only when A/V mode is enabled.
- Compressed Grouped Audio: Enable this option for utilizing high-quality, low-latency compression when relaying audio from this source to other group members. This minimizes network strain and typically enhances overall reliability.
- Hide source: Enable this option to conceal the source from appearing in the Music tab > Music Sources > Inputs when an external device is connected through the Player's Input source port.
IR remote: Control BluOS Player using an IR remote.
BluOS Remote: The Bluesound RC1 allows you to control your music without the BluOS Controller app. The RC1 comes pre-programmed for Bluesound players and requires no configuration out of the box.
- Enable BluOS Remote: Enable this option to control your music using the Bluesound RC1. For more information on BluOS remote setup, refer to our Help Center article.
- IR Channel [0 ~ 7]: If you are using multiple BluOS players in your home environment, which you would like to control with your Bluesound RC1, you can change the channel the remote uses to prevent unintended commands from being sent to one of your players. To ensure your RC1 works correctly with your player, you will need to have both configured for the same channel. Learn more.
- IR Learning: Use your TV remote or any IR remote to control the BluOS Players using IR learning. Learn more.
- BluOS Remote: The Bluesound RC1 allows you to control your music without the BluOS Controller app. The RC1 comes pre-programmed for Bluesound players and requires no configuration out of the box.
- Indicator brightness: Alter or deactivate the brightness of the Status Indicator (LED) on BluOS Players. Choose from three available settings: Normal, Dim, or Off.
Proximity: Deactivate the Proximity (touch button) Indicators for a dimly lit setting.
- Enable Proximity [Timeout]: Enable this option to turn off the Proximity (touch button) Indicators. When disabled, the proximity (touch button) Indicators are permanently lit.
- Proximity Timeout [0 ~ 10s]: Modify the duration for which the proximity (touch button) Indicators remain active after motion or touch detection ceases.
Amplifier Standby: As the default behavior, BluOS players will enter a low-power standby mode if there is no playback on the Player for 15 minutes. For players equipped with an internal amplifier, enabling this option will also transition the amplifier into standby mode after the same 15-minute interval. Activating the standby mode for the amplifier serves to decrease power consumption and enhance the amplifier's lifespan by permitting it to cool down during idle periods.
Note: Enabling the amplifier standby feature might result in a brief delay when initiating playback on your BluOS Player as the amplifier undergoes a warming-up process.
- Backup playlists: BluOS suggests creating a backup of your playlists on a USB flash drive to prevent accidental playlist loss. This backup and restore capability also enable users to execute a factory reset while retaining the playlist as long as the network sources remain unchanged. Learn more.
- Auto LCD Brightness: Automatically adjusts the LCD display brightness according to the ambient lighting.
- LCD Brightness: Adjust the front panel display brightness level.
- LCD Temporary Display: When enabled, the display will automatically turn off 60 seconds after the last interaction with the Player’s user interface. When disabled, the LCD display will remain active and visible.
- LCD Volume Display Percent: When enabled, the volume is presented as a percentage. If disabled, the volume is indicated in decibels (dB).
- Dark Mode: When enabled, the LCD display's music source background switches to dark mode. When disabled, the background reverts to the default bright mode.
- Network shares: Displays the network shares configured to the player. BluOS Players will pull music from an existing digital Music Library across the network using Windows SMB File Sharing (SAMBA), provided network sharing is enabled. Learn more.
- Reindex music collection: If changes are made to your library, the BluOS Controller app will require a reindex to recognize the changes made. Reindexing involves scanning your music library for any newly added, removed, or updated files, ensuring that these changes are accurately displayed within the BluOS Controller app. Learn more.
Optimize Artwork: When Optimize Artwork is enabled, the BluOS firmware does not focus on the specific resolution of the file (e.g., 300x300, 500x500, 1024x1024). The restriction applies solely to the artwork file's size. For external graphics exceeding 600 KB but under 4 MB, BluOS resizes them to a 600x600 JPG format. Portable Network Graphic files (.png) are also converted to 600x600 JPG and resized.
When Optimize Artwork is disabled, ensure the artwork resolution does not exceed 1200x1200 pixels and that the file size remains under 600 KB. Learn more.
Configure the Player Settings.
- Autofill: Upon selecting a track from an album or playlist, the chosen track will commence playing immediately. If Autofill is enabled, the remaining tracks from the Album or playlist will be automatically added to the Play Queue within the Autofill section. Learn more.
If you find artwork out of the ordinary (completely black or older albums), select Reload artwork to clear the old cache. All the artwork disappears and reloads as you scroll through the BluOS Controller App.
- Enable: When enabled, doorbell or fire alarm triggers will promptly pause the current audio source, allowing the chime to be heard.
- Chime: Choose among six distinct chime melodies.
- Volume [0~100]: Adjust the Volume of the chime.
Help & Support
Access over 200 FAQs about BluOS and BluOS hardware partner sites.
Send Support Request
Fill in the fields with the required information and select Send Request. The diagnostic log of the player is generated and sent along with the support request.
Check for updates to the BluOS firmware.
Add a Player
(Android/iOS only) – Run the player setup wizard to add a new player to the existing BluOS system.
(Windows/macOS only) – View the list of keyboard shortcuts to navigate across the BluOS Controller App.
- View the player’s wireless Network name (Wifi), Signal Strength (Wifi), IP Address, MAC Address, BluOS Version, MCU Version (NAD), Uptime, and Total Songs.
- Rebuild Index: Select to delete and recreate an index. For more information, view the Help Center article.
- Connected Shares: Displays the pathname of accessible network file shares within the network, including the VAULT's Music library.
Other Players: Displays the IP address of all other players available on the network.
Selecting the Room name of other players launches the Diagnostics view of the selected Player. Select the Home icon in the upper-right corner to launch the Control Panel screen of the selected Player. Selecting the Room name of other players launches the Diagnostics view for the chosen Player. To access the Control Panel screen of the chosen Player, select the Home icon located in the upper-right corner. Learn more.
- Statistics collection: Enable/disable to control passive reporting of BluOS players. For more information, view the Help Center article.
- Force Hotspot Mode: Select to reset the BluOS player to Hotspot mode. For more information, view the Help Center article.
- Reboot: Select to restart the player.
Displays the following:
- The current version of the BluOS Controller App and BluOS software
- End User License Agreement