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Bluesound PULSE SOUNDBAR+ Streaming sound bar with Wi-Fi®, Bluetooth®, Apple AirPlay® 2 and virtual Dolby Atmos® (Black)

Item # 813PSBPLSB

The Pulse SOUNDBAR+ delivers room-enveloping, audiophile-grade sound with convenient wireless connectivity.

The Pulse SOUNDBAR+ delivers room-enveloping, audiophile-grade sound with convenient wireless connectivity.

Item # 813PSBPLSB

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About the Bluesound PULSE SOUNDBAR+

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Built by audiophiles for audiophiles

You might be thinking that a sound bar can't accurately reproduce high-resolution audio. But Bluesound stands to challenge that notion with their PULSE SOUNDBAR+. The company refuses to compromise on sound quality, and they've included audiophile-grade drivers, a high-performance digital-to-analog converter, and a clean, powerful amp inside. These parts come together to deliver engaging, spacious sound that'll help bring your favorite movies and music tracks to life.

Built by audiophiles for audiophiles

You might be thinking that a sound bar can't accurately reproduce high-resolution audio. But Bluesound stands to challenge that notion with their PULSE SOUNDBAR+. The company refuses to compromise on sound quality, and they've included audiophile-grade drivers, a high-performance digital-to-analog converter, and a clean, powerful amp inside. These parts come together to deliver engaging, spacious sound that'll help bring your favorite movies and music tracks to life.

Plus, this bar is a part of Bluesound's wireless whole-home ecosystem. You can stream practically any sources you'd like to it through the BluOS app (free for iOS® and Android™), and you can integrate it with any other Bluesound products you might own.

Wrap yourself in immersive sound

The sound bar itself can reproduce Dolby Atmos signals virtually, but if you want to take the immersion to the next level, you can add a pair of PULSE FLEX 2i speakers as your rear surrounds. To give the low-end some extra rumble and thump, you can also add the PULSE SUB+ into the mix for the full home theater experience.

Expand your musical horizons

You can add other Bluesound components to additional rooms in your home if you'd like to enjoy high-res music throughout.

  • PULSE FLEX 2i: A compact speaker that'll fit just about anywhere.
  • PULSE MINI 2i: This all-in-one speaker fits well on a bookshelf, table, or desk.
  • PULSE 2i: A beefy wireless speaker that brings a lot of sound without taking up a ton of space.
  • NODE: Lets you make any home receiver or component a part of the Bluesound ecosystem
  • POWERNODE: An amplifier that works well in almost any room. It can power most bookshelf and tower speakers with ease with its 80-watt x 2 output.
  • VAULT 2i: If you've got a large CD collection you'd like to stream anywhere, look no further. The Vault 2i can rip them and store the files on its built-in 2TB hard drive.

No shortage of ways to get your music going

Bluesound is as musically-inclusive as they come. The sound bar can support tracks up to 24-bit/192kHz resolution, including high-quality MQA files. Through the BluOS app, you can play music from your favorite streaming services, including TIDAL, Amazon Music HD, Pandora, Spotify®, iHeart Radio, Deezer, and many more. Or, if you've got high-res tracks on an external storage device, plug it into the rear USB port. Don't feel like using the app? The Pulse Soundbar+ also supports Bluetooth with aptX® HD, letting you stream over Bluetooth with surprisingly robust sound quality.

Flexible placement

This sound bar is fairly compact considering what's inside, and it can fit under most TVs. It comes with a set of legs that prop it upright if you're placing it on furniture. Or you can use included wall-mounting bracket to hang it up.


Product highlights:

    General info:
    • powered two-channel sound bar with virtual Dolby Atmos
    • supports Dolby Digital® audio signals
    • six audiophile-grade drivers:
      • two 1" tweeters
      • two 2" midrange driver
      • two 4" woofers
    • two 4" passive radiators
    • built in 120W DirectDigital™ Hi-Fi amplifier
      • THD+N: 0.03%
    • frequency response: 70-20,000Hz (±1dB)
    • powerful ARM® Cortex™-A53 quad-core processor
    Wireless music features:
    • built-in dual-band Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
    • control the system with the free BluOS app for your smartphone, tablet, or computer (available from Apple® App Store and Google Play)
      • compatible with Windows® (XP or higher operating system) and Mac®
    • communicates with other Bluesound components via your home network (wired or wireless)
    • play music in multiple rooms when you add other Bluesound/BluOS wireless speakers and components (up to 64 zones)
    • supported file types: MP3, AAC, WMA, OGG, WMA-L, FLAC, MQA, OPUS, ALAC, WAV, AIFF and MPEG-4 SLS files
      • supported bit depths 16-24
      • supported sample rates: up to 192kHz
    • high-fidelity Bluetooth with aptX HD audio coding for more musical detail (not compatible with iOS® devices)
    Music streaming options:
    • BluOS app includes support for Spotify, Pandora, Deezer, TIDAL, Qobuz, Amazon Music HD, and Napster
      • Spotify Connect lets you play Spotify's streaming music library through your Bluesound system via your smartphone or tablet (requires Spotify app and a premium subscription)
    • supports internet radio stations from TuneIn Radio, iHeart Radio, and Calm Radio
    • Apple AirPlay 2 lets you stream music directly from an iPhone® or iPad® and ask Siri to play Apple Music
    Wireless surround sound options:
    • dedicated Wi-Fi module for a low-latency independent connection to surrounds and subwoofer
    • add two PULSE FLEX 2i speakers as wireless surrounds
    • add a wireless PULSE SUB+ for high-impact bass with your movies
    • HDMI eARC input
    • USB Type A input for connecting an external storage device
    • USB Type B (mini) input for product servicing
    • Toslink optical digital input
    • 3.5mm analog input
    • RCA mono subwoofer output
    • Ethernet port for a wired connection to a home network (cable included)
    Other info:
    • two kickstand feet with extenders for flat surface placement
    • included wall mount bracket allows for easy placement near a wall-mounted TV
    • learns standard TV remote commands
    • weight: 15 lbs.
    • 42-1/4"W x 5-5/8"H x 3-3/4"D (not including feet)
    • requires high-speed internet connection
    • requires smartphone or tablet with free Bluesound app for control of system playback
    • front-panel touch controls for quick access to play, pause, and volume
    • warranty: 1 year
    • MFR # Pulse Soundbar+ BLK

    No A/V receiver required.

    What's in the box:

    • Active soundbar speaker
    • 6.5' AC power cord
    • 5' HDMI cable
    • 59" Optical digital cable
    • 58" Ethernet cable
    • 2 Kickstand feet
    • Wall-mount bracket
    • 4 Large spacers
    • 4 Small spacers
    • 12 Self-adhesive foam pads
    • Quick Setup Guide
    • Wall-mount template
    • Warranty Information
    • Information booklet

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    Features & specs

    Design Bar
    Amplification Self-powered
    Separate Subwoofer Optional
    Wireless Surrounds Optional
    Number Of Channels 2.0
    Surround Formats
    Dolby Digital Yes
    DTS No
    Dolby Atmos Yes
    DTS:X No
    Audio Enhancements
    Dialogue Enhancement Yes
    Auto Volume No
    Night Mode Yes
    Virtual Surround Surround mode
    Room Correction No
    Audio Connections
    Optical Digital Inputs 1
    Coaxial Digital Inputs None
    HDMI ARC Input Yes
    HDMI eARC Input Yes
    3.5mm Stereo Analog Inputs 1
    RCA Stereo Analog Inputs None
    USB Type-A Input No
    Subwoofer Output Mono-RCA
    Audio Specs
    Tweeter 1" Dome (2)
    Midrange 2" Cone (2)
    Woofer 4" Cone (2)
    Subwoofer Driver None
    Enclosure Passive Radiator
    System Frequency Response 70-20k Hz
    Sound Bar RMS Power 120
    Subwoofer RMS Power N/A
    Video Connections
    HDMI Inputs None
    HDMI Outputs 1
    Video Specs
    HDMI Version N/A
    HDMI Video Pass-through Resolution N/A
    HDR Video Compatible No
    Includes Remote ---
    Voice Control Alexa optional
    Control by App Apple iOS, Android
    Remote IR Passthrough No
    Learns TV Remote Yes
    Audio Streaming
    Bluetooth Connectivity Built-in
    Bluetooth Audio Playback Yes
    Bluetooth Transmitter Mode No
    Online Music Sources via BluOS
    Apple AirPlay AirPlay 2
    Chromecast built-in No
    Amazon Music Amazon Music HD
    Apple Music
    Pandora Yes
    SiriusXM Yes
    Spotify Yes
    TIDAL Yes
    TuneIn Yes
    YouTube Music No
    Files on Your Network No
    Wi-Fi Networking
    Built-in Wi-Fi Version 802.11ac
    Bands 2.4, 5.0 GHz
    Other Info
    Wall-mountable Yes
    Mounting Bracket Included Yes
    Sound Bar Size (inches) 5-5/8H x42-1/4W x 3-3/4D
    Sound Bar Weight 15 lbs
    Subwoofer Size (inches) No Subwoofer
    Subwoofer Weight N/A
    Speaker Parts Warranty 1 Year
    Speaker Labor Warranty 1 Year
    Amplifier Parts Warranty 1 Year
    Amplifier Labor Warranty 1 Year

    Product Research

    Soundbar Speaker Section
    Wireless Multiroom Audio
    Simple Intuitive Control

    Soundbar Speaker Section

    Three-Way/Tri-Amplified Speaker Design: The Bluesound Pulse Soundbar+ features six integrated high-performance drivers (including two tweeters, two midrange drivers and two midbass woofers), plus two advanced passive radiators - resulting in a fully immersive sonic experience that delivers room-filling sound. Utilizing a unique three-way, tri-amplified (120W) speaker design, each driver inside the Pulse Soundbar+ is driven by its own dedicated amplified channel where the low and high frequencies are seamlessly blended using DSP-powered crossover filters. Each driver is housed in individually optimized chambers to eliminate vibrations, allowing the soundbar speaker to deliver the deepest bass without any distortion. The Pulse Soundbar+'s stylish black cabinet is constructed from extruded aluminum which is known for its unyielding rigidity and strength, while allowing the largest possible interior volume due to thin wall construction.

    Optional Powered Sub & Rear Speakers: You can add and optional wireless powered subwoofer and wireless rear speakers (all sold separately) to the Bluesound Pulse Soundbar+ to create a more immersive 4.1ch home theater system.

    • Wireless Powered Subwoofer (sold separately): The Pulse Soundbar+ can be paired wirelessly to up to two Bluesound PulseSub+ wireless powered subwoofers for greater bass extension. The Pulse Soundbar+ also features a mono-RCA subwoofer output for adding practically any powered sub (sold separately) with a RCA or LFE input. The subwoofer output has a fixed 80Hz low-pass crossover.
    • Wireless Rear Speakers (sold separately): Along with an optional powered subwoofer, you can use a pair of Bluesound Pulse 2i, Mini 2i, or Flex 2i speakers (sold separately) as wireless surround speakers to create a 4.1ch home theater system. While the Pulse Soundbar+ will support up to 7.1ch Dolby Digital decoding, the audio is dowmixed to 4.1ch with the center channel information fed into both the front left and right channels.

    Dolby Atmos (Firmware Update Available): With Dolby Atmos, you can experience music, movies, and games in the most immersive and cinematic way. Every sound is precisely positioned around you, creating a three-dimensional space that places you in the recording studio or in the middle of the action, bringing you closer to the artists and characters you love. Because the Pulse Soundbar+ has no dedicated surround or overhead speakers, a Dolby Atmos soundtrack will be simulated through the soundbar's 2ch multi-driver array configuration.

    HDMI eARC: The Bluesound Pulse Soundbar+ features one HDMI eARC jack to connect the soundbar to your TV's HDMI eARC input. The Pulse Soundbar+'s HDMI eARC output allows audio from your TV to be sent to the soundbar speaker. The HDMI eARC output supports Stereo PCM (2ch), Dolby Digital (5.1ch), Dolby Digital Plus (7.1ch), Dolby TrueHD (7.1ch), and Dolby Atmos (future firmware update).

    • Your TV must also support HDMI eARC to enjoy Dolby TrueHD (7.1ch) and Dolby Atmos (future firmware update). If your TV is only HDMI ARC compatible, then the soundbar will be limited to Stereo PCM, Dolby Digital, and Dolby Digital Plus.
    • The Pulse Soundbar+ is not compatible with DTS, DTS-HD, and DTS:X.

    Analog & Digital Audio Inputs: The Pulse Soundbar+ is outfitted with both analog and digital audio inputs. There is one optical (toslink) digital input to connect to your TV's optical output. The unit supports 2ch PCM & 5.1ch Dolby Digital audio (Dolby Digital will be down-mixed to 2ch). There is also a stereo minijack (3.5mm) analog input for connecting an analog audio source.

    Note: The digital optical output terminals of some flat-panel TVs only send an audio signal in 5.1ch when receiving Dolby Digital/DTS surround sound from the TV's built-in tuner, network connection, or connected USB device; and will output only 2ch stereo from sources connected to the TV via HDMI, or RCA (like your Blue-ray/DVD player or satellite/cable box).

    Audio Settings: The Pulse Soundbar+ offers a Dialogue Enhancement mode for clear movie dialogue, a Late Night Listening Mode for compressing the soundbar's dynamic range while watching movies late at night, plus Bass & Treble adjustment to fine tune the soundbar speaker's sound.

    USB Port: The Bluesound Pulse Soundbar+ features a USB (type-A) port to directly connect a USB mass storage class (MSC) device; such as a thumbdrive or external hard disk drives (HDDs that require more than 0.5A of power will require a separate power supply). The unit's USB port supports music playback from these compatible USB devices formatted in FAT 32 or NTFS. Not only can USB audio be played back on the Pulse Soundbar+, but can also be wirelessly distributed to the rest of your Bluesound components throughout your home for multiroom playback.

    • Hi-Res Music Files: FLAC, MQA, WAV, AIFF, and ALAC (up to 192kHz and 24-bit)
    • Compressed Music Files: MP3, AAC, WMA, and OGG (up to 48kHz and 320kbps)
    Note: The USB port is not compatible with the direct connection of an Apple iOS or Android device. Do connect a USB hub or USB card-reader.

    Bluetooth Audio Streaming: The Bluesound Pulse Soundbar+ offers built-in Bluetooth 5.0 with two-way wireless communication and support for aptX HD. You'll be able to wirelessly stream high-quality audio from your smartphone, tablet, or computer to the Pulse Soundbar+. You'll also be able to use the Pulse Soundbar+ as a source and wirelessly stream its audio content to a set of Bluetooth headphones (sold separately).

    • aptX HD: The advanced Qualcomm CSR8675 chip used in the Pulse Soundbar+ supports aptX HD Bluetooth wireless audio. aptX HD is an enhanced codec that supports 24-bit audio over Bluetooth and has been engineered to improve the signal-to-noise ratio, resulting in lower background noise. With the ability to support streams up to 24bit/48kHz, you're able to wirelessly stream from an aptX HD compatible device to the Pulse Soundbar+ without sacrificing sound quality and listen to "better-than-CD" quality audio.
    • Two-Way Communication: The Pulse Soundbar+ offers two-way Bluetooth, featuring both Receive and Transmit functionality. Receive capability allows you to wirelessly stream from your device to the Pulse Soundbar+. The Transmit capability means you can also use the Pulse Pulse Soundbar+ as a source and what your are listening to via Bluetooth to a pair of wireless Bluetooth headphones (sold separately).
    Note: The Pulse Soundbar+ can be paired and connected via Bluetooth without utilizing a network connection or the BluOS Controll app.

    Mounting Options: Intended for use with flat-panel TV's 49" or greater, the Bluesound Pulse Soundbar+ can be simply placed on a shelf that is below or above your television. It can also be wall-mount below or above your TV using the included wall-mount bracket. Also available is the Bluesound TS100 tabletop stand (sold separately) that lets you mount up to a 65" TV along with the Bluesound Pulse Soundbar+ on top of your piece of AV furniture.

    Wireless Multiroom Audio

    ARM Cortex-A53 Quad-Core Processor (1.8GHz): The Blusound Pulse Soundbar+ features an all-new quad-core processor designed specifically to deliver audio at ultra-fast speeds with the highest quality. A revolutionary breakthrough, Bluesound's new flagship processing system is the next evolution in the BluOS experience. With four processor cores dedicated to ultimate performance, it's a chipset designed for the world of music streaming.

    BluOS Wireless High-Resolution Multiroom Audio: The Bluesound Pulse Soundbar+ is part of the BluOS wireless high-resolution multiroom audio eco-system - consisting of powered speakers, soundbar speakers, amplifiers, players, and hard-drives. The BluOS wireless high-resolution multiroom audio ecosystem uses your home's wired or wireless network to connect multiple Bluesound products and play your music in perfect sync, or different music simultaneously, anywhere in your home. Using advanced technologies (like dual-band WiFi and an all-new ARM Cortex quad-core processor), BluOS can wirelessly transmit lossless music up to 24-bit/192kHz at ultra-fast speeds with no lag and zero loss in sound quality.

    • Compatible Multiroom Audio Sources: The following audio sources can be used for multiroom audio playback - internet radio (including TuneIn & iHeart Radio); online music services (including Tidal, Spotify, Amazon, Deezer, Slacker, and Napster); Bluetooth & USB audio, music libraries (from computers and NAS drives); as well as analog & digital inputs (including HDMI & Optical).
    • Number of BluOS Zones: Up to 16 Bluesound devices can be connected in a strictly wireless environment. Demonstrated practice has shown that you can create up to 8 groups of 8 Bluesound devices or 4 groups of 16 Bluesound devices. If you want to connect more than 16 Bluesound devices, you will need to connect the Bluesound devices to your network using a wired connection. BluOS can then control up to 64 devices in a strictly wired environment.

    Wired or Wireless Network Connection: The Bluesound Pulse Soundbar+ can be connected to your home network and Internet provider via a hardwired Gigabit Ethernet RJ-45 jack connector or wireless 2.4/5GHz dual-band WiFi 802.11 b/g/n/ac connection. The 5GHz WiFi band offers a more faster and reliable connection with less interruptions and dropouts. Either network/internet connection allows you to stream music libraries from your Windows or Mac computer and NAS drive (such as the Bluesound Vault 2i, sold separately); as well as stream select online music services and internet radio.

    • Wired Ethernet Setup: A wired connection to the network is simple and requires no setup. If you wish to use the wired connection, simply connect the Pulse Soundbar+ directly to your router or home network using an Ethernet cable (sold separately).
    • Wireless WiFi Setup: A wireless connection allows you to place your BluOS Player virtually anywhere inside your home, but does require setup through the BluOS app on your Apple iOS or Android device. If you are on a Windows PC (7/8/10) or Apple Mac, you'll use Bluesound's web browser based application.  You'll be walked you through the set-up process step-by-step.
    • A wireless network router will always be required for the BluOS Controller App.
    • Bluesound exclusively utilizes the 2.4GHz wireless band when connecting to a Wireless-N router.

    High Resolution Audio: High-resolution audio tracks are either 24-bit/96kHz or 24-bit/192kHz, and contain up to 6.5x more data than standard CDs, letting you hear all the detail of your favorite music in superior quality. With full support for hi-res audio, you can stream WAV, FLAC, ALAC, AIFF, WMA-Lossless, MQA music files over your home's WiFi network or directly from a connected USB mass storage class device. The Bluesound system also supports compressed music files such as MP3, AAC, WMA and OGG. Bluesound has been designed to work with today's larger music collections, and has indexed libraries up to 200,000 songs in demonstrated practice (this will depend on the music's metadata & artwork). Bluesound also offers gapless playback by default for all supported file music types.

    Compression File Type Sampling Frequency Bit Rate or Bit Depth
    Compressed Lossy MP3 16-48kHz 192-320 kbps
    Lossless WMA-Lossless up to 96 kHz up to 24-bit
    FLAC 192 kHz up to 24-bit
    Uncompressed AIFF up 192 kHz up to 24-bit
    Notes: Bluesound cannot index or play AAC files with the extension ".m4p". These files were purchased in iTunes prior to 2009 and are subject to copy protection. Apple Consumers with an iTunes Match subscription can delete and re-download these files free of charge from their iTunes Cloud

    MQA (Master Quality Authenticated): Bluesound is the first wireless multiroom audio system to support MQA (Master Quality Authenticated). MQA is a revolutionary end-to-end technology that captures and delivers master quality audio in a file that's small enough to stream or download. Bluesound worked closely with MQA to implement technology inside each Bluesound component to ensure the listener will hear MQA encoded music and streams exactly like the source and the way the artist intended you to hear it when it was approved in the studio.

    Online Music Services: Many popular music streaming services and internet radio apps are built right into BluOS, giving you an all-access pass to millions of songs and the freedom to listen to everything you want to hear. Using the BluOS Controller app, you can instantly discover and enjoy millions of songs from your existing music services, tune in to your favorite internet radio stations and podcasts from around the world, or access and listen to the music collections stored on your smartphone, tablet or laptop on any and Bluesound in your home. Subscription and purchase fees will apply to online music services.

    • Amazon Music: Listen to millions of songs, thousands of playlists, and ad-free personalized stations with Amazon Prime & Unlimited Music. With the addition of Amazon Music HD, you will now be able to play Ultra HD music (24-bit/48kHz to 192kHz) on supported Bluesound devices from the BluOS App when choosing Amazon Music. An Amazon Music (Prime, Unlimited, or HD) subscription will be required
    • Spotify Connect: If you subscribe to a free or paid Spotify subscription and have the Spotify App on your Apple iOS or Android smartphone, you can stream Spotify to the Bluesound system using Spotify Connect. Spotify is a digital music service that gives you on-demand access to one of the largest music libraries in the world (over 15 million tracks and counting). Spotify makes it easier than ever to discover, manage, and share music with your friends. You can browse music by artist, album, track, or most popular; and create your own music library with customized playlists.
    • TIDAL Connect: The integration of Tidal Connect will enable Tidal users to instantly select and wirelessly stream music to the Bluesound device from within the Tidal app (for Apple iOS and Android OS). TIDAL is a global streaming service that offers over 30 million songs in high-fidelity CD sound quality. TIDAL has two pricing tiers; either $9.99 or $19.99 a month. Both pricing levels allow you to access TIDAL's entire music library. The $19.99 tier has the added benefit of high-fidelity sound at CD-level quality.
    • Qobuz: Qobuz offers the biggest catalog of Hi-Fi and Hi-Res albums in the world, both for new releases and specialized genres. For hundreds of thousands of albums, Qobuz includes all the information you need to recreate the appeal of a real CD - the names of musicians, producers, lyrics (everything you need to know to appreciate your favorite albums). Qobuz offers MP3, CD, and Hi-Res quality subscriptions.
    • Pandora: Pandora gives you a personalized listening experience that continually evolves with your music taste. Create stations from your favourite songs, artists or genres, search or browse to find recommended stations for your mood or activity, and discover podcasts that speak to you. From hip-hop and pop to rock and country, Pandora lets you play your favourite artists and stay up to date on today's top hits and releases
    • SiriusXM: SiriusXM Internet Radio is accessible through the BluOS app and lets you listen to over 120 channels of commercial-free music, talk radio, news, sports, entertainment, and more. Subscription fees will apply.
    • TuneIn: The Bluesound system includes access to more than 70,000 free internet radio streams from all corners of the globe via the TuneIn internet radio service. Just select the TuneIn logo from the main Music menu and browse among the 70,000 stations neatly organized into popular categories and select a station that appeals to your mood.
    • iHeart Radio: iHeart Radio is a free, all-in-one digital radio and music streaming service that lets you listen to thousands of live stations from across the country and allows you to create personalized custom stations featuring songs from the artist you select and similar music.
    • Napster: Napster is a streaming music subscription service (starting a $10 per month) that allows you to play the full-length songs you choose on demand from a collection of over 10 million songs, without ads and without having to purchase or download the music.
    • Slacker: Get the sound quality that you deserve with the new Slacker music library available in high-quality AAC audio on Bluesound. Listen to music streams at a bitrate of 320kbps and enjoy all your favorite Slacker stations in pristine MP3-quality.
    • Deezer: Deezer lets you explore over 53 million tracks (and counting), and discover artists and tracks you'll love with personalized recommendations from the Deezer Editors. Bluesound even supports Deezer HiFi for lossless quality ($19.99 per month).
    • Other Services: Other online music services include HighResAudio, Murfie, JUKE, KKBox, SoundMachine, and more.
    Note: Availability of online music services may vary by region. Not all services may be available at time of purchase. Some services may be added or discontinued from time to time based on decisions of the music service providers or others.

    Computer Audio: The BluOS wireless multiroom audio system by Bluesound lets you easily connect and share your music collection from a computer or network-attached storage drive and access up to 200,000 tracks for wireless streaming. The BluOS wireless music system will pull music from an existing digital music library across the network on your Windows PC, Mac computer, or NAS drive using Windows or SMB File Sharing (SAMBA) and the BluOS Controller app for Windows (Vista-up) & Mac (OS X 10.7-up). However, File Sharing is not enabled by default on Windows or Mac. You will have to manually alter these settings in your computer's menu system.

    AirPlay 2 with Siri: The Pulse Soundbar+ will support AirPlay 2 through an available firmware update. With AirPlay 2, you'll be able to stream just about any sound (including music, books, podcasts and more) from your iPhone, iPad, or Mac to the Bluesound system - all in sync. You can even watch movies and videos from Netlfix or YouTube on your Apple device while streaming the audio through to the Bluesound system. AirPlay 2 also gives you more options for control, including using Siri voice assistance.  If you are an Apple Music subscriber and add the Pulse Soundbar+ to the Apple Home App on your iPhone or iPad, you can use your iOS device or HomePod to say things like - "Hey Siri, play jazz in the Living Room" or "Hey Siri, turn up the volume in the Kitchen." You can even group Gen 2i Bluesound products with older Bluesound products in the BluOS App to add AirPlay 2 compatibility to your entire BluOS system.

    Roon Ready: Roon Ready network devices (such as Bluesound) have Roon's streaming technology built-in, and are certified by Roon Labs to provide the highest level of quality and performance in network streaming. Roon is a feature rich music library and playback application that compiles all the music files available to your network and makes them easily available to play across all other Roon enabled audio devices in your home. Roon manages digital music files (including FLAC, WAV, AIFF, ALAC, DSD, and MQA) collected on hard drives and networked storage. It can also watch your iTunes library, and optionally integrate with the Tidal and Qobuz music streaming services. Roon is available for mobile, laptop or desktop devices. When you open the Roon app, it will display your complete audio library together with its metadata and artwork along with all the Roon enabled devices around your house. Simply select the music you wish to play and the Bluesound product or other Roon device in which you want to hear it on.

    Note: To use Roon you will need a Roon Server running on the same network as the Bluesound product. The Roon Server is a media software that runs on your computer, NAS, or turnkey appliance (like Nucleus or ROCK - sold separately), located on the network within your home.

    AV Mode: By connecting your TV or another video source to the Pulse Soundbar+ through an analog, optical or HDMI input you can listen to your favorite shows or movies through the BluOS wireless eco-system. Grouping multiple BluOS devices from one of these inputs can require an abundance of network traffic to ensure your audio is staying in sync over your network with the original video source. To help with this Bluesound have introduced AV mode to the BluOS app which creates a short and unintrusive buffer to your audio to ensure theBluOS system stays in sync with your video even with slower or cluttered networks.

    • AV Mode Enabled (On): With AV Mode enabled on your input source, the BluOS app will automatically adjust the audio delay to keep your grouped BluOS devices in sync with the video source connected. Using the Lip-sync delay slider below the AV Mode setting you can manually adjust the lower end of this delay to better suit the speed of your network.
    • AV Mode Disabled (Off): When your BluOS device is connected to an audio source without video, such as a turntable or CD player, the AV Mode setting should be disabled. 
    Simple Intuitive Control

    BluOS Controller App: The free BluOS Controller app (for Apple iOS 9.3-up, Android OS 5.0-up, Windows PC (Vista-up), and Mac OS X 10.15-up) turns your mobile device or computer into a full-featured wireless remote control for the Pulse Soundbar+ and the BluOS wireless multiroom audio system. The BluOS Controller app on your compatible device uses your home's WiFi network to connect with Bluesound devices, so you can play all the music you love anywhere in your home for a wireless multiroom music experience. Get on-demand access to your music libraries on your home network, stream live Internet radio from almost any place in the world, or listen to one of the many music services available on Bluesound, all from the palm of your hand with the easy-to-use BluOS Controller app.

    • Multiroom Audio: Play a different song at the same time in different rooms, or group all your BluOS enabled devices together and listen to your favorite music in perfect sync throughout your home.
    • Now Playing Screen: Control your music and adjust the volume in any room, get rich album artwork and detailed artist info, right from the Now Playing screen. Even check what quality you are streaming at to ensure the best possible listening experience.
    • Individual Songs & Playlists: Tap a song and have it play instantly, or create and edit playlists on the fly by simply adding songs or entire albums to the play queue. Playlists can then be saved inside the app and listened to at any time.

    Alexa BluVoice Skills: Using BluVoice Skills and an Amazon Alexa device (sold separately), you can use your voice to access your music libraries on your local network, select presets from online music services, control music playback functions such as Play/Pause/Skip, adjust volume levels, play music in different rooms, and even group rooms together. Each Alexa voice command will need to start with the phrase "Alexa, ask BluVoice to" or "Alexa, tell BluVoice to". Alexa Skills for BluOS will need to be setup through the Amazon Alexa app (for Apple iOS or Android OS).

    • The Bluesound device does not feature a built-in microphone and requires a separate Alexa device (sold separately) for voice control.
    • Click here for more information regarding Alexa setup and voice commands.

    TV Remote Learning: The Bluesound Pulse does not come with a remote, but does offer a built-in IR sensor, so you can program your TV's remote control to operate volume up/down of the soundbar speaker. Many newer TVs are coming with RF remotes and don't offer IR functionality. In this case, you would not be able to program the speaker and TV remote to work together.

    Optional IR Remote: The Bluesound RC1 (sold separately) is an optional IR remote control for Bluesound PUlse Soundbar+. The BLS RC1 remote gives you convenient control over your Bluesound component with simple setup. Its streamlined button layout and dedicated controls let you easily control playback without having to use the BluOS Controller app on your smartphone or tablet. Plus, with the Bluesound RC1 remote control, you can set-up and program up to 10 presets inside the BluOS Controller app and enjoy your favorite albums, playlists, and radio stations with a single touch of the remote.


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