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Control4 Intros $300 Media Streamer and TuneIn Support at ISE 2013

Video: Home automation provider Control4 shows new $300 music player that streams anything from Bluetooth, DLNA or AirPlay sources; debuts TuneIn Internet radio service.


Control4 Wireless Music Bridge at ISE 2013

Best known for home automation, Control4 is gunning for the “listening” market, starting at ISE 2013 this week in Amsterdam.

Here, Control4 is introducing the new Wireless Music Bridge, a small $300 box ($345 international) that streams virtually anything the user has on their smart device or computer.

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“It supports Bluetooth, DLNA and Airplay and of course Wi-Fi and Ethernet,” says Kordon Vaughn, director of Control4 Listen & Watch Products. “Anything you can stream, you can get into the system.”

While plenty of other products can stream a variety of formats, Vaughn says the Control4 product is “pretty unique,” especially at this price point because of the breadth of devices and content it supports – not to mention all of the content and devices can be accessed through any of the Control4 interfaces including a television.

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Each box streams one device at a time, including any content or service available through that device – Spotify, Pandora, whatever.

The Wireless Music Bridge is expected to ship in Q2 of this year.

TuneIn Coming with OS 2.4

Also on the “listening front,” Control4 announced at ISE its support of the TuneIn music service, which streams 70,000 traditional and internet-only radio stations throughout the globe, as well as millions of on-demand podcasts, concerts and interviews.

“The TuneIn service is huge internationally,” says senior marketing VP Susan Cashen. “Every new Control4 system will support it.”

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Control4 demos Wireless Music Bridge and TuneIn at ISE 2012

The service will launch with the release of the forthcoming OS 2.4, which will follow quickly after the recent release of OS 2.3. The new version should be available this April. Legacy controllers will need to upgrade to 2.4 to enable the TuneIn service.

Between the new streamer and TuneIn, Control4 supports “a massive amount of relevant content around the world,” Cashen says. “If I happen to subscribe to Spotify, Pandora or another service, it can connect.”

Control4 has a bunch more important news from ISE 2013. Check back shortly for the rest of the story.

Visit Control4 and partners at stand 8-H180.

The press release follows on the next page.

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Julie Jacobson, Co-Founder, EH Publishing / Editor-at-large, CE Pro
Julie Jacobson, recipient of the 2014 CEA TechHome Leadership Award, is co-founder of EH Publishing, producer of CE Pro, Electronic House, Commercial Integrator, Security Sales and other leading technology publications. She currently spends most of her time writing for CE Pro in the areas of home automation, security, networked A/V and the business of home systems integration. Julie majored in Economics at the University of Michigan, spent a year abroad at Cambridge University, earned an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin, and has never taken a journalism class in her life. She's a washed-up Ultimate Frisbee player currently residing in Carlsbad, Calif. Follow her on Twitter @juliejacobson. [More by Julie Jacobson]


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