Certain Bluesound Players now feature Apple AirPlay 2 – refer to Airplay compatible Bluesound Players for a full list of compatible products. Now you can stream music, movies, podcasts, and third-party Music Apps directly to Bluesound Players. For more information, refer to Apple’s Airplay website.
AirPlay to Compatible Bluesound Player
To stream audio content using AirPlay in compatible Bluesound players, perform the following steps:
- On your iOS device, 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 set up AirPlay.
- Tap the AirPlay icon () on the iOS device and select the Bluesound Players that you require to playback 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) Bluesound Players in the BluOS Controller App
To group Bluesound Players for multiroom playback with AirPlay content, perform the following steps:
- In the BluOS Controller App, select Player Drawer . The list of players connected to the BluOS Controller App is displayed.
- Select the player currently connected to AirPlay.
- Tap to add other players to Group.
Control Bluesound Players using Siri
Add the AirPlay-compatible Bluesound Players to the Apple Home app to control them using Siri on your iPhone or iPad.
To add Bluesound 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 Bluesound Player. All available products are listed*.
- Select the Bluesound player to be added.
- Select the Speaker Location.
- Select Continue.
- Enter the Speaker Name (choose the same name selected during the initial Bluesound player setup using BluOS Controller App – any name change modifies the name on the BluOS Controller App).
The Bluesound player is added to the Apple Home app.
Use Siri with iPhone or iPad on the same network as the connected Bluesound 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.
Note: Only Apple Music (subscribers) or music downloaded to your iOS device can be used directly with Siri. For more information, refer to the Apple Music website.
To use Siri with third-party music apps like Spotify, just say “on Spotify”, at the end of your phrase.
Hey Siri, play Daily Mix 1 in the living room on Spotify.
Note: You will receive a prompt for the first time - "Do you allow Siri to access your Spotify Data?". Select Yes.
To group and play music in multiple Bluesound AirPlay players using Siri, name multiple rooms in the same voice command.
Hey Siri, play July Talk in the living room and kitchen.
Note: Grouping via Siri works only for Players added to the Apple Home app.
AirPlay compatible Bluesound Players
- Bluesound PULSE SOUNDBAR+
- Bluesound NODE (N130)
- Bluesound NODE 2i
- Bluesound POWERNODE (N330)
- Bluesound POWERNODE 2i
- Bluesound PULSE 2i
- Bluesound PULSE FLEX 2i
- Bluesound PULSE MINI 2i
- Bluesound PULSE SOUNDBAR 2i
- Bluesound VAULT 2i
- All Bluesound 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 Controller 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 Bluesound player is not displayed in the Apple Home app, play audio through the Bluesound Player via the AirPlay Control Center to make it appear in the Apple Home app.