BeoPlay M5: The B&O BeoPlay M5 is a wireless powered speaker that can
function as a standalone speaker system or be connected to other BeoPlay
speakers (sold separately) across multiple rooms. It offers Band & Olufsen's
signature sound with wireless connectivity for Chromecast, AirPlay, and
True360 Sound: The BeoPlay M5 has True360 sound that lets you enjoy
equally good sound no matter where you are placed relative to the speaker. Three
evenly distributed tweeters, a front facing midrange driver, and a powerful
woofer that fires its energy down towards a carefully designed disperser,
provide a uniform dispersion of well-balanced Bang & Olufsen Signature Sound all
around the room. 130 watts (RMS)/460 watts (Peak) of Class-D amplification
delivers plenty of power to all the drivers for full-range sound that fills the
- Multiple Drivers: Three 0.75" tweeters, one 1.5" midrange driver,
and a 5" woofer.
- Class-D Amplification: 30W (RMS)/120W (Peak) to the front
tweeter, 30W (RMS)/60W (Peak) to the rear tweeters, 30W (RMS)/120W (Peak) to
the midrange driver, and 40W (RMS)/160W (Peak) to the woofer.
Wired or Wireless Network Connection: The BeoPlay M5
provides wired and wireless connectivity to your home network. It has a RJ-45
Ethernet jack for its wired connection and features built-in WiFi for a wireless
connection. The built-in WiFi supports 2.4GHz and 5GHz (a/b/g/n) networks.
BeoPlay App: The BeoPlay App (for
Apple iOS 9.0+ or
Android OS 5.0+) lets you configure and control the BeoPlay speaker system
from your compatible Apple iOS or Android device. It offers wireless network
setup, access to your music and select music apps, multiroom control, and EQ
- Network Setup: You wirelessly connect the BeoPlay speaker system
to your home network and WiFi router via the BeoPlay app on your smartphone
or tablet device.
- Music Playback: The BeoPlay App aggregates music stored on your
mobile device, your DLNA content, select music services and Internet radio
into one interface. All this content can be streamed to the BeoPlay speaker
system via a WiFi wireless network connection. The BeoMusic App will provide
you with a quick overview and swift control of what is currently playing,
regardless of source.
- Spotify Connect: The integration of
Connect will enable
Spotify Premium users to instantly see, select and stream to the
speaker from within the Spotify app (Apple
Android). Spotify Connect will stream crystal-clear lossless audio
over WiFi to the BeoPlay speaker system. Once Spotify Connect is
selected on the the BeoPlay app, it will take you to the Spotify app for
- TuneIn: With more than 70,000 radio stations and 2
million on-demand programs registered,
TuneIn is an online
Internet Radio service where you can enjoy music, sports and news from
all over the world.
- Deezer: Enjoy full integration with the
streaming service. Use the app to navigate and search over 35 million
tracks, access your playlists and add new songs to your favorites with
just one click.
- Multiroom: From the app you can unite multiple BeoPlay
speaker systems (sold separately) to play different music sources from
within in different rooms, or let one tune flow throughout your home. You
get a quick and simple overview of the music in every room and can control
it from wherever you are with the BeoMusic App on your compatible mobile
- Compatible Sources: Compatible sources include the stored
music library on Apple iOS or Android device, select online music
services (Deezer & TuneIn), Bluetooth, AirPlay and Aux.
- Compatible Speakers: Multiroom compatible speakers include
the BeoPlay M3, M5, A6, and A9 (all sold separately - see Accessories
- EQ: The BeoPlay app also offer Position Optimization Settings to
maximize the quality of sound depending if the speaker is placed in a
corner, by a wall, or in free space.
Chromecast Built-In: Chromecast
Built-in lets you instantly stream
select music apps from your Apple iOS or Android mobile device to the BeoPlay M5
speaker system. Unlike Bluetooth, Chromecast Built-in works over WiFi so you
can connect more than one device to the M5 speaker system at a time and control what's
playing from anywhere in the house on your mobile device. Because the music apps
are streamed from the cloud, you get crystal clear sound and your mobile
device's battery won't drain as fast compared to Bluetooth.
- Supported Content: Chromecast Built-in offers Internet Radio apps
like TuneIn &
iHeart Radio; plus
online music service apps like
Music, and more. You can even mirror exactly what's playing on your
Android phone or tablet to the BeoPlay M5 speaker. Or, if you're on your
laptop or computer, you can also cast any music streaming website through
the Chrome browser.
- Simple-to-Use: Simply tap the Cast button from a Chromecast
Built-in compatible music app to start streaming to the BeoPlay M5 speaker.
You can even adjust the volume or change the song, right from your mobile
device. And with Chromecast built-in, you can keep using your phone to send
texts, answer calls, and scroll through social media without disturbing your
- Google Home: Multiple Chromecast Built-in speakers can
be added to the same WiFi network to form a multiroom audio system using the
Google Home app. Using the Google Home app for
Apple iOS 8.0+ and
Android OS 4.0.3+, you can sync multiple speakers with Chromecast
Built-in in multiple rooms of your home to play the same song throughout
your house at the same time. Only Chromecast Built-in compatible music apps
- Voice Control (Optional): Purchase the Google Home
Wireless Speaker (8064658762,
sold separately) and gain voice control of compatible Chromecast Built-in
music apps. You'll be able to access a specific music app and then select a
specific station or song using only your voice. You'll also have voice
control over Play, Pause, Skip, & Volume. The BeoPlay M5 & the Google Home
Speaker must be connected to the same wireless (WiFi) network.
Note: Chromecast Built-in is a cloud based function and requires that the
BeoPlay M5 and your Apple iOS or Android mobile device are on the same
wireless network, and have access to the Internet.
AirPlay: AirPlay lets you wirelessly stream music directly
from your Apple iOS device (running iOS 4.3.3+) or from your iTunes library on
your Windows (XP-up) or Mac computer (running iTunes 10.2.2+) to the BeoPlay M5 speaker system, over your home's WiFi network. By downloading Apple'
Remote App onto your iPod touch, iPhone, or iPad you don't even need to be
in the same room as the speaker or your computer to play, pause, skip, and stop
the songs in your iTunes music library. AirPlay can be enabled to work with multiroom distrubtion through the BeoPlay app.
Note: AirPlay requires that the M5 and your Apple iOS device or
computer are on the same wireless network.
DLNA: The BeoPlay M5 is DLNA compliant for playback of
various music files (MP3, AAC, FLAC, & WAV) stored on your Windows PC or
DLNA-certified NAS drive connected to your home network. Use the BeoMusic app on
your Apple iOS or Android device to access these music files. MAC OSX computers
and laptops require third party software to be visible on the network (Twonky,
Plex, Servio etc.) as they do not support DLNA. DLNA works with multiroom distribution through the BeoPlay app.
Bluetooth 4.0: The BeoPlay M5 offers built-in Bluetooth 4.0 with support
for wireless music streaming (A2DP). You'll be able to stream stored music and
music apps from your Bluetooth-enabled Apple iPod/iPhone/iPad, Android
smartphone/tablet, Windows PC/Phone, Mac computer/laptop and more to the BeoPlay
M5 speaker system. You'll continue to use your compatible Bluetooth-enabled
source device to control music playback functions and view song/artist
information. The speaker can pair with up to 8 devices, but only one device can
be used for playback at a time. Once paired, the M5 will automatically
re-connect with your device when in wireless range (up to 33'). Bluetooth can
also be distributed to multiple BeoPlay speakers (sold separately) that support
multiroom audio through the BeoPlay app.
3.5mm Combination Jack (Analog/Digital): The BeoPlay M5 is fitted with
a 3.5mm combination jack that supports analog & digital audio signals (up to 2ch
PCM). The 3.5mm combo jack accepts a stereo minijack analog audio cable or a
mini-toslink digital audio cable (both sold separately). This combination input even supports multiroom distribution through the BeoPlay app.
Woven Wool Crafted Grille: The BeoPlay M5's wrap-around grille is
produced by renowned Danish textile manufacturer, Kvadrat. All Kvadrat products
are made from premium-quality materials and are expertly crafted. The grille is
made from woven wool and is carefully designed to enhance acoustics.
Aluminum Top-Panel Controls: The speaker top is an aluminum disc that
incorporates volume and connection controls that respond with a soft touch. The
aluminum disc on the top of the BeoPlay M5 is produced from pearl-blasted
aluminum that is naturally anodized in a carefully selected hue with a tactile
finish. It is both beautiful and highly functional.
- Volume: With 15% movement in each direction, you simply
turn-and-hold the aluminum disc to adjust volume levels. When the disk is
turned to adjust the volume, it returns to the central position using a
- Multiroom Connection: Simply tap the top-panel aluminum disc to
join existing BeoPlay multiroom speaker groups.
Power Requirements: The BeoPlay M5 wireless audio speaker system comes
with a 58" detachable AC power cord which must be plugged into an AC wall
outlet, surge protector, or power conditioner.
Note: The BeoPlay M5 is not battery powered.