5 Outstanding OS 3 Features for Your Control4 Smart Home
Enjoy a More Tailored and Intuitive Smart Home Experience
In case you haven’t heard, Control4 just released its hotly anticipated operating system, the OS 3. With more than 1,000 new perks to explore, we admit that it’s tough to narrow our selection to the top five features you’ll love most in your Control4 smart home.
Though all of these updates will have an impact on your user experience, we’d like to discuss a few standout features that we think your Bellaire, TX, smart home will benefit from right away. Read on to learn what OS 3 can do for you!
Exceptional User Experience
We can’t say enough about OS 3’s prioritization-based user experience and astounding ease of use: Whether you want to focus on a key room, zone into your most-used controls or play your favorite album, OS 3 has you covered.
One key trend we noticed across Control 4’s OS 3 is the ability to shift between seeing many moving parts of your home or just the details that you find most pertinent -- making this update ideal for a variety of personalities and user preferences. With the Favorites feature your favorite icons go on your main dashboard so they’re easier to access at any time.
The app feels much like other features you enjoy on your phone -- with large icons that you can quickly remove, add, shift and “love,” almost as though you were sorting your smartphone apps. And portrait mode scrolling from your mobile device provides instant feedback and shows the most relevant info front and center.
Improved Security and Communication Features
Control4 already excels in security, from its groundbreaking Intercom Anywhere entryway communication to its smart locks. OS 3 enhances these features by letting you see which doors are locked or unlocked through simple icons on your main dashboard. You can now also assign PIN numbers and schedules to people who frequently visit.
OS 3’s Experience icon gives you instant access to your two-way communication and lets you favorite your frequently-used intercoms, for more efficient inter-room communication across larger homes. For example, you can quickly call into the media room to tell family that dinner’s ready, or check that your teenager is doing her homework, and add those rooms to your top icons if you use those intercoms often.
Audiophiles will particularly benefit from the updates because they’ll see their whole-house music selection as soon as they look at their control system. The Active Media Bar shows what’s playing in your current room, and the Sessions screen displays whatever’s streaming around the house.
With interactive buttons, you can adjust the volume of any song in any room, skip tracks, check the audio quality of your playlist or power down your whole-house audio with a single tap. The TIDAL integration ensures that only the top-quality, Master Quality Authenticated (MQA) sound files make their way into your ears.
Movie and TV fans will enjoy seamless control from OS 3’s on-screen menu on their handheld remotes. Again, you’ll see larger icons on-screen with a clear prioritization of what you view most frequently as a favorite.
OS 3 enables more interactive lighting control, featuring much more granular customization for lighting scenes and precise dimming. Now, you can adjust lighting levels with sliding bars. You have the option of looking at all the lights on in one view or toggling over to see and control every fixture in your home.
Are you as excited as we are to dive into these benefits firsthand? If you’re ready to experience Control4’s very best and newest releases in your Texas home, chat live with us below or contact us here. We look forward to talking to you!