BluOS introduces TIDAL Connect to devices

Lenbrook International’s multiroom audio management platform, BluOS, is among the first launch partners for TIDAL’s new technology, TIDAL Connect.

On 20 October, a software update went out to all BluOS enabled players, from NAD Electronics, Bluesound, DALI Loudspeakers, and Monitor Audio to allow users access to the new TIDAL Connect technology. 

TIDAL Connect is the first and only hi-fi casting technology from a music streaming service, allowing users to stream music directly to connected devices in lossless audio quality with the touch of a button. 

Now, BluOS customers who are subscribers to TIDAL’s HiFi tier can enjoy uninterrupted playback of their favourite music in their preferred audio quality on their preferred devices, using the TIDAL App as the controller. 

Also available to TIDAL Premium members, users can open the ‘Now Playing’ screen when a song is playing, click on the device selector in the bottom left corner and choose the TIDAL Connect-enabled device for playback. 

The BluOS Controller app will still be required for more advanced controls like player grouping and listening preferences. TIDAL will also continue to work as before, with direct browsing, search, and playlist creation natively inside the BluOS Controller. 

“Our goal is to connect customers with the music they love,” said Andrew Haines, BluOS product manager. “We are excited to offer BluOS customers the opportunity to be amongst the first in the world to access TIDAL Connect, which gives them a quick-access way to enjoy lossless music streaming.”

TIDAL’s COO, Lior Tibon, added: “TIDAL consistently looks for opportunities to normalise and elevate the hi-fi listening experience, with its chief aims being uncompromised high-fidelity sound and seamless access to entertainment. TIDAL Connect offers hi-fi members another route to discovery, making it easier to control music on a preferred device and motivating users to use TIDAL as intended, wherever and whenever.”

TIDAL Connect is the only casting technology to feature support for the extended audio formats available through TIDAL hi-fi, including MQA and Dolby Atmos. 

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