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Bluesound Is Living HiFi With New TIDAL High Fidelity Music Streaming Service

Pickering, Ontario/Oslo, Norway, October 30, 2014 — Bluesound, the world’s first wireless digital multi-room
system to fully support high-res audio, announces the addition of TIDAL, the first High Fidelity music streaming service
with HD music videos and curated editorial, to its collection of music services. A recent winner of the UK’s What HiFi?
Sound & Vision Best Multiroom System of the Year Award, Bluesound has introduced this latest software release to enable
owners to fully integrate TIDAL’s outstanding music service with Bluesound’s superior digital and wireless streaming
technology. The resultant partnership allows users to achieve the perfect all-home audio system, which combines the
highest quality performance and ease of use with the most complete online CD-quality music service available.
TIDAL is a brand new music streaming service from the creators of WiMP—a popular music streaming service based in
Norway—that recently launched in the USA and UK with an extensive music library in lossless 16-bit/44.1 kHz FLAC and
ALAC format. Bluesound will be the first of TIDAL’s partners to fully integrate the service into its products, allowing owners
to easily stream TIDAL’s library of over 25 million tracks to their HiFi music players through a home network, either via Wi-
Fi or Ethernet, with simple control on any iOS or Android device.
“Like Bluesound, TIDAL focuses on delivering no-compromise lossless sound quality to maximize the listening experience,”
commented John Banks, Chief Brand Officer for Bluesound. “This partnership fits with our mission to bring high quality
audio to music enthusiasts everywhere. This is truly Living HiFi and it’s absolutely killer.”
Bluesound is Living HiFi with new TIDAL High
Fidelity Music Streaming Service.
New partnership showcase’s Bluesound’s commitment to
wireless high-res audio streaming.
“I cannot express how excited I am to announce that TIDAL is now available inside Bluesound,’ said Pål Bråtelund,
Strategic Partnership Manager HiFi at TIDAL. “Bluesound and TIDAL totally share the same mission when it comes to easy
access to lossless and high-resolution streaming. It is a giant leap to get back to lossless quality in the streaming world.
When we are testing the future of high-resolution streaming, we do it with Bluesound.”
Bluesound owners are able to easily sign up for the TIDAL service directly through the free Bluesound controller App
available on all iOS and Android portable devices, as well as a desktop version for PCs and Macs, available for download
directly from the Bluesound website. Alternatively, simply sign up for TIDAL’s streaming service at to
hear the music the way it is intended to be heard. For more on high fidelity streaming on TIDAL, check out their video here:
Bluesound users are asked to upgrade all their Bluesound Players to BluOS firmware version 1.12.1 or higher starting
October 30, 2014 to enjoy TIDAL. Combining advanced digital technologies and striking design with radical new thinking,
Bluesound products are destined to create an exciting audio revolution that will appeal to a wide demographic audience.
BluOS 1.12.1 will be available October 30, 2014. Download the Bluesound Controller Apps and BluOS firmware updates
HiFi for a wireless generation.
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About Bluesound
An alliance of audiophiles. We are the designers, engineers and passionate music lovers who have spent our lives in the
music industry. Our founders pioneered HiFi in the 70s – innovation and the pursuit of perfection in audio runs deep in our
collective DNA. Bluesound’s sole mission is to create innovative wireless digital audio products and technologies that allow
for the most true-to-life music experience possible. It is the first wireless digital multi-room system to fully support High Res
Audio with an extraordinary audiophile-grade feature-set that all music lovers will appreciate.
Bluesound is not just another computer company. Bluesound is all about sound.
For more information visit:
As an advertisement-free, lossless, CD-quality music and music video streaming service with extensive curated editorial
expertise, TIDAL is available now in the U.S. and UK for a monthly subscription of $19.99/£19.99. To experience high
fidelity streaming, visit the TIDAL website at TIDAL is initially tailored for the U.S. and UK markets.
TIDAL music streaming experience at a glance:
• More than 25 million music tracks
• Lossless quality (FLAC/ALAC 44.1kHz / 16 bit – 1411 kbps)
• More than 75,000 music videos
• Curated Editorial provided by experienced music journalists and industry experts
• Dedicated apps available for iOS and Android phones and tablets
• Web player for PC/MAC
• Support for a wide range of home music network players