Naim Audio, the British hifi brand, has added extra functionality to its Control4 Media driver, giving CI professionals even more ways to integrate Naim’s range of music-streaming speakers and systems.

The new features sit alongside Zone driver functionality, which allows installers to control connected Naim products from Control4’s wide range of touchscreens, remote controls and apps, so high-performance music streaming can be more easily integrated into discreet custom installations. The driver also supports volume control and source switching through the Control4 interface, allowing installers to customise the user experience any way they like.

Naim Control4 for custom install gets upgraded

Feature List

Enhanced browsing experience now allows access to both your personal music collection and recommended content on Tidal and Qobuz

New Favourites menu allows quick selection of a wide variety of your most used content – including internet radio stations and TIDAL/Qobuz playlists

Search feature to quickly find music on streaming service

Browse and playback your high-quality personal music collection from a Naim Uniti Core hard-disk music server or UPnP server

Full switching control of digital and analogue inputs, including HDMI-ARC

Driver has streaming service credentials built in

Naim Control4

The Control4 driver works with all Naim products based on their unique, latest-generation music streaming platform: the Mu-so and Mu-so Qb 2nd Generation wireless speakers; Uniti Atom, Uniti Star and Uniti Nova streaming systems, and ND5 XS 2, NDX 2 and ND555 dedicated music streaming players. Further Naim products – including the Uniti Core music server – can also be integrated, offering the ability to rip and store music collections in for playback through home installations.

The Naim Control4 driver offers two control methods for a Naim streaming product. One is as a Media Driver, allowing browsing and playback of music services. The other is a traditional Zone Driver – enabling source switching, volume control and other functions. An installer is able to use either or both in a project, allowing them to integrate the Naim product in the most suitable way for each installation.

The driver connects the Naim product to a Control4 processor over a network connection, so does not require any special cabling. Both wired or wireless connection can be used, but we would advise a wired connection for optimum performance.

AirPlay 2, Chromecast built-in and Spotify Connect features continue to operate as normal, and the Naim App and individual product remote controls can also be used.

Updated Naim Control4 Driver Functionality Overview

Zone Driver:

Zone Power Control

Zone Volume Control (inc Mute)

Source Selection

Media Driver:

Internet Radio Browser

Qobuz and TIDAL streaming content browsing

Qobuz and TIDAL user favourites browsing

Rich ‘now playing’ screen for all streaming sources

UPnP server content browser

Streaming media browser uses the language setting of Naim streamer

Faster media-browsing experience

Availability

The updated Naim Control4 driver is available now from Naim’s development partner, Intrinsic.

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