BluOS takes on fresh redesign with mobile app update

Lenbrook International’s multiroom music management platform, BluOS, will receive a new and improved 4.0 update to its mobile app, offering a redesigned interface to enhance the user experience.

The company gave a preview demonstration of BluOS 4.0 last week at ISE in Barcelona ahead of the updates public launch in spring this year.

The updated app aims to revive the BluOS experience with cosmetic enhancements such as a cleaner layout, easier access around it navigation and menus, and customisation options to suit individual listening needs.

BluOS 4.0 update includes an all-new home screen display, featuring a sleek, tile-based layout to provide easy access to users’ most frequently listened-to stations, music selections, recently played, services, news, updates and more.

 A relocation of the navigation bar placement to be at the bottom of the screen will provide users with easier reach of the menu and one-tap access to the most important features of the BluOS app: Home, Favourites, Music, Players and Search.

A globally accessible Search feature will improve on the previous search function by providing a default music service selection based on the users’ listening behaviour, making it significantly easier than before for users to navigate to the contents they’re looking for. For instance, if a user has only a single Music Service set up, the Search function will default to it. If they have multiple, the Search function will default to the one that was last browsed.

The update also include one-tap access to important features to improve the logical flow of the app and increase ease of use in areas such as music management, adding or removing Favourites and accessing the Player Drawer and Play Queue.

In the browsing view, a new ‘+’ button no the top right has been added to directly lead users to Music Servers, making it quicker to switch, manage and control streaming services.

Adding to or removing from Favourites will be possible with one click by using the ‘star’ icon in the top right corner of the Albums & Playlists page (if the Service provides the option).

Controlling and managing players in the Player Drawer will be directly accessible with one click from the ‘Now Playing’ screen. A selector for the Now Playing / Play Queue will improve user experience when switching between both while a quality Indicator on the Now Playing screen will toggle between the basic and detailed information.

“BluOS 4.0 brings added depth to personalised, multiroom hi-res listening,” said Andrew Haines, BluOS product manager. “This comprehensive redesign of the mobile app interface reflects a commitment to delivering seamless user experiences for BluOS users.”


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