Bluesound Players (2018 or later generation models) feature Apple AirPlay 2 – refer to AirPlay-compatible Bluesound Players for a complete list of compatible products. You can stream music, movies, podcasts, and third-party Music Apps directly to Bluesound products. For more information, refer to Apple’s Airplay website.
AirPlay to Compatible Bluesound 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 set up AirPlay.
- Tap the AirPlay button on the iOS device and select the Bluesound Players that you require to playback the audio. (Select multiple players to simultaneously playback audio on them)
Grouping older (non-Airplay) Bluesound Players
To group older (pre-2018 generation) Bluesound Players for multiroom playback with AirPlay content, refer to our Help Center article.
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 the " 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 the 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 an 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
- All Bluesound Players are not AirPlay 2 compatible. Only models launched from 2018 can be used with 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 to 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.