SpeakerCraft multi-room audio ecosystem upgraded7 February 2017
A major update to its multi-room audio ecosystem has been announced by SpeakerCraft. The new software adds streaming audio services, plus dynamic zone grouping and a new streamlined user interface.
The built-in streaming services include Spotify, TuneIn, Pandora and other popular internet radio services. These new services unlock a seventh source in the MRA-664 chassis that drives the multi-room ecosystem’s six zones of audio, expandable to 12 with a second chassis. The dynamic zone grouping feature allows family members to instantly group media zones on the fly – for party mode, or when the entertainment moves from room to room.
“These new features make the platform more user-friendly than ever,” said Core Brands software product manager Tom McKeon. “And as a free software update, it enables any existing MRA-664 system to easily upgrade to the new features.”
Launched in 2015 as a six-source, six-zone system, SpeakerCraft’s MRA664 is anchored to an ecosystem that includes two touchpanels and a wireless remote. The installation wizard enables configuration of the entire system – now seven sources and six zones – from a tablet or laptop.
The SpeakerCraft app can be downloaded for free from the Apple App Store or Google Play to enable control from mobile devices.