Perhaps overlooked in the major Control4 Smart Home OS 3 release on May 23 was the fact that MQA (Master Quality Authenticated) was included. MQA lets homeowners in a Control4 Smart Home enjoy studio quality sound throughout their entire home.
MQA music can be streamed on the TIDAL app which also natively integrates with Control4. TIDAL is an artist-owned global music streaming and entertainment platform that brings fans closer to their music icons, and has partnered with MQA to deliver guaranteed master-quality recordings directly from the studio source.
Control4 OS 3 offers MQA technology and is available worldwide for new and legacy systems using EA Series controllers, as well as Triad audio speakers and equipment such as the Triad One Streaming Amplifier.
“As a leading specialist in the home automation market, Control4 is simplifying the daily lives of music lovers who want a streamlined, multi-room listening experience,” said Bob Stuart, founder and CTO of MQA. “We’re proud to collaborate with Control4 and the growing global ecosystem of partners who believe everyone deserves to hear their favorite music in its original master quality.”
Control4 VP Business & Corporate Development Noel Gouff added that entertainment is a key feature of the Control4 Smart Home, so adding MQA was a natural fit to offer more better-than-CD quality options for our customers and audio enthusiasts.
“Control4 Smart Home OS 3 brings users new ways to launch and adjust their music, and it’s easy to start listening to their MQA library from their smartphone, touchscreen, or TV remote, even making it a “Favorite” in key rooms in the home,” he said.