Bang & Olufsen software update expands speaker connectivity

Products launched decades apart will work seamlessly together

by Andy Bassett

An automatic update to its Beolink software will enable Bang & Olufsen’s latest home speakers to connect wirelessly with the company’s classic product portfolio as well as adding new control and enjoyment features.

Luxury audio brand Bang & Olufsen’s latest generation of home speakers will soon be able to wirelessly connect with classic Bang & Olufsen multiroom installations and iconic Bang & Olufsen products, showcasing the manufacturer’s commitment to customer service and product longevity.

The introduction of Beolink Multiroom technology to its latest Audio Technology Platform in the Beosound Balance, Beosound Level, Beosound Emerge and Beolab 28 will add Beolink connectivity to its latest technology platform. This will effectively bridge the technology and music format gap between turntables, CD players and MP3 players from the company’s legacy portfolio and its latest speakers.

Bang & Olufsen’s long standing commitment to connectivity and compatibility has been a key differentiator and in 1986, Bang & Olufsen introduced Beolink Multiroom which has provided compatibility at system level throughout all generations of its products for the ensuing 36 years.

The company says the update offers value to its customers by giving them the freedom to upgrade and expand their collections, with the ultimate goal of ensuring a lifetime of music.

A number of new features are ushered in with the update including One Touch To Music which allows listeners to assign favourite sources to four buttons allowing them to simply tap a speaker or the remote to start playing music from their preferred source. Meanwhile, Touch To Join allows the listener to simply touch the speaker or join via a remote as they move throughout the house such that music can follow them from room to room. And with Beolink integration, music lovers can choose whichever remote control system they want, be it the Beoremote One, Beoremote Halo or the Bang & Olufsen app to control all the speakers throughout their entire home.

According to the press information, the introduction of these features marks a significant step in the Danish audio pioneer’s upcoming software upgrades planned for 2022, indicating there’s more to come.

Christoffer Poulsen, SVP of Product Management & Brand Partnering at Bang & Olufsen, commented, “Bang & Olufsen first invented multiroom 40 years ago and we’re pleased to announce our continuation of expertise in this field with our new software update that makes products launched decades apart work seamlessly together.

Beolink Multiroom is built for the future and enables all our network enabled products to be seamlessly connected, played and controlled together across rooms. It also brings intuitive features that make starting a musical moment easy, such as One Touch to Music and Touch to Join. These features elevate your multi-room music experience and allow for greater control over your entire entertainment set-up which can grow with you over time.

Source: Bang & Olufsen press release
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