Make Your Smart Home Even Smarter with Control4 OS 3
Explore the Latest Control4 Features that Will Transform Your Everyday Lifestyle
Your smart home’s control system is the foundation that every other piece of technology is built upon. As such, it plays a crucial role in how well every other system in your home functions. Any updates to your control system are important to make note of, and Control4 has recently made some major improvements with OS 3. These improvements include new ways to personalize your smart home and enjoy your music with high-end audio quality. Today, we’ll go through some of the changes that OS 3 brings to the table as well as how those changes impact smart home automation users in the Los Angeles area.
Every smart home is different, so your home control system should be customizable to fit your needs and lifestyle. Control4 has made customizing your control interface easier than ever with OS 3.
You can now select a background for every room in your home on the Control4 app from a selection of preloaded wallpapers. You can also upload your own photos if you wish. It may not seem like much, but this little bit of personalization makes it much simpler to see which room you’re controlling at any given time. If you use wall panels in your home instead of a remote, you can take photos of the wall surrounding the panel and use them for the panel’s background. This way, the panel will better blend with your décor.
The bigger change in terms of personalization, though, is the new Favorites system. OS 3 lets you select favorite rooms or favorite activities – like your home theater or your sound system – with a few simple commands and access them in seconds from your home screen. Any favorites you select are also specific to that particular device, so you can pick certain actions or rooms for your phone and have different selections on a remote, wall panel or other device.
FASTER, SIMPLER CONTROLS
The new Favorites system is just one way OS 3 makes controlling your smart home simpler. You can access anything you’ve picked as a Favorite from the main Rooms Screen. Another addition with OS 3 is gesture control, which makes for faster, more fluid control over things like your cable or satellite TV guide.
For system control at a broader level, the new Sessions system lets you see and control your TV or audio system throughout the house. You can adjust the volume systemwide or in specific rooms, add or remove rooms from different media Sessions, or turn different devices on or off. For example, you could turn off your outdoor speakers but leave your other speakers playing.
OTHER QUALITY OF LIFE CHANGES
According to Control4, OS 3 includes more than 1,000 new features and interaction enhancements. Here are a few other highlights worth mentioning:
For the audiophiles out there, OS 3 now offers support for Master Quality Authenticated (MQA) music streaming for the absolute highest audio quality. There are also new filtering options to make it easier to see the status of specific systems like your lights, security system, and more.
As you can see, OS 3 is a significant upgrade to your Control4 system. To find out more, get in touch with us today at (909) 931-2835. You can also visit our contact page or click on the chat box in your browser to speak with a customer support agent.