Bang & Olufsen has had link systems – or multiroom – for over 30 years. A wireless version of the system has been underway for some time and the Danish company is now ready to announce more details. Most new products have BeoLink built-in and it can be added to old products with an adaptor box. The Bang & Olufsen TVs now also support BeoLink.
BeoLink Multiroom in TVs
Bang & Olufsen is ready to tell more about its effort to create a wireless high-end multi-room system. The idea is to let you enjoy music throughout the house on all your B&O products, and it is happening now. The software updates are rolling out.
Bang & Olufsen says that BeoLink works with new and old products. The latest products in TVs (BeoVision 11, Avant & BeoPlay V1) and music systems (BeoPlay A9 (2nd gen), BeoSound Essence (2nd gen) and BeoSound Moment) have built-in support. Older products can connect to the multi-room systems with a "BeoLink Converter", a discreet little box.
Start playback with a touch or an app
If you own one of B&O’s music systems you can start enjoying music in any room simply by touching your product. If you own one of the TVs you can use the BeoRemote One to press “join”. The TVs can be used as either “master” or “slave”, meaning that they play music started on another system and vice versa. A new updated BeoMusic App is also available in the Apple App Store, allowing you to control your rooms and stop music playback throughout the house with a single touch.
A BeoSound Moment, BeoPlay A9 (2nd gen) or BeoSound Essence (2nd gen) is required to use BeoLink Multiroom.
Bang & Olufsen’s latest TVs were launched without support for BeoLink Multiroom so you will need to download and install the latest software update. Future updates will add additional functionality (such as 192kHz/24bit audio support), says B&O. You can learn much more about BeoLink in this white paper.