Certain BluOS Players now feature Apple AirPlay 2 – refer to BluOS Players with AirPlay Capabilities for a full list of compatible devices. Stream music, movies, podcasts, and third-party Music Apps directly to BluOS devices. For more information, refer to Apple’s Airplay website.
AirPlay to Compatible BluOS Player
- Open the Control Centre by swiping up from the bottom edge of the screen (iPhone 8 or earlier models) or swiping down from the upper-right corner (iPad, iPhone X, and later models).
- Tap the AirPlay Widget to setup AirPlay.
- Tap the AirPlay icon () on the iOS device and select the BluOS Players that you require to playback the audio. (Select multiple players to simultaneously playback audio on them)
Alternatively, you can also play AirPlay audio directly from iOS apps like Apple Music. In the Music App, select the AirPlay Icon and choose a speaker.
AirPlay is also available on a MacBook, MacPro, and iMac.
Grouping (non-Airplay) BluOS Players in the BluOS App
To group BluOS Players for multiroom playback with AirPlay content, perform the following steps:
- In the BluOS App, select Player Drawer . The list of players connected to the BluOS App is displayed.
- Select the player currently connected to AirPlay to highlight it.
- Tap to add other players to Group.
Control BluOS Players using Siri
Add the AirPlay-compatible BluOS Players to the Apple Home app to control them using Siri on your iPhone or iPad.
Note: Only Apple Music (subscribers) or music downloaded to your iOS device can be used with Siri. For more information, refer to the Apple Music website.
To add BluOS Players (AirPlay-compatible) to the Apple Home app, perform the following steps:
- In the Apple Home app, tap + > Add Accessory.
- Select I Don’t Have a Code or Cannot Scan option.
- Hold your iPhone or iPad near the BluOS Player. All available devices are listed*.
- Select the BluOS player you require to add.
- Select the Speaker Location.
- Select Continue.
- Enter the Speaker Name (choose the same name selected during the initial BluOS player setup using BluOS App – any name change modifies the name on the BluOS App).
The BluOS player is added to the Apple Home app.
Use Siri with iPhone or iPad on the same network as connected BluOS player.
Try out the following sample Voice commands in Siri:
Hey Siri, play some alternative in the living room.
Hey Siri, turn up the volume in the bedroom.
To group and play music in multiple BluOS Airplay players using Siri, name multiple rooms in the same voice command.
Hey Siri, play Foo Fighters Greatest Hits in the living room and kitchen.
Note: Grouping via Siri works only for Players added to the Apple Home app.
AirPlay compatible BluOS Players
- Bluesound PULSE SOUNDBAR+
- Bluesound NODE 2i
- Bluesound POWERNODE 2i
- Bluesound PULSE 2i
- Bluesound PULSE FLEX 2i
- Bluesound PULSE MINI 2i
- Bluesound PULSE SOUNDBAR 2i
- Bluesound VAULT 2i
- NAD C 658
- NAD CI 720
- NAD M10
- NAD M32 (with BluOS 2i MDC)
- NAD M33
- NAD C 368 (with BluOS 2i MDC)
- NAD C 388 (with BluOS 2i MDC)
- NAD T 778
- NAD T 758 V3i
- Any T-Series Amplifier with the VM310 4K Module
- Any T-Series Amplifier with the VM130i 4K Module
- All BluOS Players are not AirPlay 2 compatible. Only Players released after generation 2i can be used to AirPlay or Siri.
- The primary player in the Fixed Group of the BluOS App should be Airplay or Siri compatible to stream Airplay audio to other players in the fixed group.
- Bluesound Players do not include a QR or HomeKit code and should be manually added in the Apple Home app.
- *If the Airplay compatible BluOS player is not displayed in the Apple Home app, play audio through the BluOS Player via the AirPlay Control Center to make it appear.