Posted on 10th September, 2019


Lenbrook has announced overnight that Google Voice Assistant will be coming to BluOS, the Hi-Res Distributed Audio platform featured in Bluesound, NAD Electronics, and DALI Speakers.

From October 8, users will be prompted to update their players to benefit from hands-free control of their music from Google Home devices.

Joining Alexa, Google Voice Assistant will be part of BluOS' broader voice control strategy. The press release states:

This strategy includes the creation of BluVoice, the voice-control interface that acts as the intermediary between BluOS and a compatible voice assistant. 

For example, BluOS users can ask their Google Home device to deliver music playback commands to their BluOS Enabled device via BluVoice with phrases like, “OK Google, tell BluVoice to play louder,” or “OK Google, tell BluVoice to play Preset 2 in the kitchen”.

Lenbrook says Google Voice Assistant through BluOS will respond to commands including play/pause, next/back, shuffle on/off and managing the play queue for most user libraries and music services. 

Andrew Haines, BluOS Product Manager, told StereoNET:

The addition of Google Voice as the second platform-wide voice control integration after Amazon's Alexa, and third such integration if you take into consideration Apple's Siri for BluOS users with AirPlay 2 enabled products, opens up a world of possibilities for our users to customize their home environment easily and conveniently.

Lenbrook is demonstrating Google Voice Assistant in its products at CEDIA Expo in Colorado, September 12-14.

Australian Bluesound, NAD Electronics, and PSB Speakers distributor will showcase these products at the 2019 StereoNET Melbourne Hi-Fi Show, October 18-20 in Albert Park.

For more information, visit Bluesound.


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Posted in: Integration Technology Smart Homes & IoT
Tags: bluos  bluesound  psb  wildash  nad  convoy