5 Features of the New Control4 Smart Home OS 3 You Will Love
Experience the Most Intuitive & Personalized Home Automation System Yet from Control4
Control4 has truly outdone itself. In case you missed it, the leading smart home automation provider announced last month the release of its Smart Home OS 3, providing users with more than 1,000 new features for unparalleled personalization of their Control4 smart home operating system.
In this blog, we highlight five notable features of OS 3 that homeowners across the Phoenix area and throughout Arizona and Washington will love. Read below for more!
1. Grid-Style User Interface
Control4’s OS 3 puts the user experience first by replacing the unique circular-styled interface with a grid layout for a more universal and intuitive UI. Because the grid design is also used by several other popular consumer manufacturers, users are well adapted to navigating this interface, which makes controlling the Control4 system much more intuitive.
Just like you’re used to on your smartphone or tablet, you can easily hold-and-drag to add, remove, and arrange commonly used devices, streaming services, and scenes on any room screen or dashboard you desire.
2. One-Touch Music & Video Streaming
With OS 3, streaming music and video throughout your home is easier than ever. Easily access the Media Sessions icon on your device of choice to see a global overview of what is playing throughout your home. The Media Sessions interface is clean and intuitive, providing you one-tap access to the most popular streaming services.
Your music and video are now front and center with the Active Media bar at the top of your screen, displaying music controls and track details where you can easily see them. All from the same interface, easily add or remove rooms, adjust the volume from room to room or throughout the whole home, and more.
Additionally, OS 3 adds native support of MQA (Master Quality Authenticated), giving you the ability to experience high-performance audio through streaming services like TIDAL or your own MQA-encoded music.
3. Favorites Dashboard for Popular Devices
The OS 3 Favorites dashboard unlocks a world of personalization never seen before in a Control4 home automation system. You can now prioritize devices you use most for each room, whether that’s the news station in the living room or the overhead lights in the kitchen, to create a much more customized and simplified way of navigating any room in your home.
Add any device throughout your home to your Favorites dashboard so that those icons are front and center on your smart device of choice whenever you need them. Press and hold to “favorite” any device, service, scene, or playlist in any room, and then drag to reorganize or delete icons with a simple touch.
4. At-a-Glance View of Your Vital Devices
With OS 3, you can now easily access at-a-glance views of the most vital smart home devices from anywhere. Consolidate devices such as your door locks, security cameras, lighting, and shades into a single screen and view them from the comfort of your bed to quickly ensure your home is protected before you go to sleep.
The device icons on your dashboard visually represent the individual states of your connected devices, such as a running fan, a light left on, or open blinds. OS 3 gives you the power to take immediate control of any vital device around your home in order to secure your property before you leave or head to bed.
5. Streamlined Security System Management
OS 3 enables you to secure your home more efficiently than ever with advanced security system control. Instead of creating or managing individual lock users and PINs for the entries around your home, unified lock management allows you to create a lock user, assign a PIN and a schedule, and then apply all the changes to all smart locks installed in the home in one swift command.
Say goodbye to the nuisance of creating individual users, PINs, and schedules for every smart lock around your property. OS 3 makes such a tedious task simple and streamlined so you can save more time and feel more secure.
Upgrade to OS 3 Today
While the above features are quite impressive, they’re just the tip of the iceberg. OS 3 is a significant upgrade from its predecessor, thoughtfully redesigned to simplify your Control4 home automation experience. Whether you desire to control your system from your smartphone, touch panel, or handheld remote, you’ll enjoy an optimized Control4 interface that appropriately render on your device of choice as you navigate OS 3.
Ready to bring Control4’s OS 3 to your home? Our team at Wipliance is ready to help. Though OS 3 requires professional installation to make sure everything works together, we’ll guide you through the upgrades and give you the reins once the upgrade is complete so you can craft smart home scenes, dashboards, and more that are perfectly unique to you.
For more information on OS 3, or if you’re ready to upgrade your Control4 setup at your Arizona or Washington home, contact us here! We look forward to assisting you.