Bang & Olufsen is rolling out automatic updates to its Beolink software, making it easier to connect current products to models launched decades ago.
For example, you can now listen to a record on the Beogram 5500 turntable (launched in 1986) and stream it wirelessly to the latest Beosound Level speaker, or pair the Beosound 9000 CD player with Beolab 28 speakers to connect older Bang products & Olufsen. and new.
This link to the past reaffirms the Danish company’s commitment to product longevity and connectivity, having pioneered the first multiroom audio technology in the early 80s with the launch of the Master Control Link. This update ensures that products manufactured from 1986 onwards will be able to communicate with each other at the system level.
Beolink Multiroom technology for Beosound Balance, Beosound Level, Beosound Emerge and Beolab 28 was also introduced, bringing together its latest products under its latest “audio technology platform”.
Part of the new multiroom update is the new One Touch to Music feature that allows listeners to quickly and easily play music without the need for a smartphone. Pressing a speaker or using a connected remote starts music from their preferred source, whether it’s a turntable, CD player or streaming service . There are four customizable “favorite” buttons for listeners to apply their favorite sources/music during the setup process in the Bang & Olufsen app.
The Touch to Join feature allows the music to follow wherever the listener goes in a home. Simply touch the speaker or connect via remote control to start music playback in another room without having to do anything else.
Regarding the rollout of the new multiroom features, Christoffer Poulsen, SVP of Product Management & Brand Partnering at Bang & Olufsen, said: “Bang & Olufsen first invented multiroom 40 years ago and we are delighted to announce continuing our expertise in this area with our new software update that allows products launched decades apart to work seamlessly together. Beolink Multiroom is designed for the future and allows all our network-enabled products to be connected, played and controlled together seamlessly in any room.