New Bluesound software enables 4.1 wireless surround sound system

Bluesound has released a new 2.14 version of its BluOS Controller app, which lets you wirelessly connect a Pulse Soundbar and Sub to a pair of Pulse Flex speakers to act as dedicated rear surround channels. In that confirguration, the Pulse 4.1 system supports Dolby Digital soundtracks.

The new app also brings a smattering of other improvements. Deezer HiFi (the streaming service’s CD-quality offering) is now accessible across all BluOS-enabled products. And an optimised music engine within the app also allows for a “more responsive experience and easier browsing” with quicker access to local music, playlists and music-streaming services.

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App-switching between the BluOS Controller and NAD Remote apps is now supported, as is an auto-sense feature for Bluesound products with an optical input.

To enjoy the new features brought by the new BluOS software, users need to upgrade their BluOS-enabled products and download the new app.

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Becky Roberts

Becky is the managing editor of What Hi-Fi? and, since her recent move to Melbourne, also the editor of Australian Hi-Fi magazine. During her 10 years in the hi-fi industry, she has been fortunate enough to travel the world to report on the biggest and most exciting brands in hi-fi and consumer tech (and has had the jetlag and hangovers to remember them by). In her spare time, Becky can often be found running, watching Liverpool FC and horror movies, and hunting for gluten-free cake.