Once the BluOS Voice Skill is downloaded from the Amazon Alexa Library and connected to any of Bluesound’s premium speakers, stereos and home theatre systems, users can control their devices with Amazon’s voice-assistant.
Consumers can now use Alexa and an Echo-enabled device, like the Echo Dot, to change or pause a song, adjust the volume, select presets, play songs or artists from streaming services, or even group multiple players together, simply by asking: “Alexa, ask BluVoice to…”
The voice-control experience is powered by BluVoice, the BluOS Voice Engine, which acts as an intermediary between BluOS and Amazon’s Alexa.
“Voice control has been on the BluOS roadmap for some time, but we wanted to ensure that we delivered the most flexible approach for all of our customers,” explains Andrew Haines, BluOS Product Manager at Lenbrook.
“Externally integrating an Alexa Skill for BluOS is the first of many collaborations with the major voice platforms, ultimately giving BluOS users unrivalled choice in which voice system they use to control their music.”
This is the first step in a broader voice control strategy, which will enable Bluesound devices to be controlled by the voice-assistant of the consumer’s choice.
Find out more information on the Bluesound website.