The iQ’s new GUI interface allows users to browse music by cover art, search for songs or artists, and quickly access radio presets on their HDTV.
July 09, 2008 by Rachel Cericola
ReQuest users just got a little luckier.
Aside from having their super-cool iQ whole-house music system (assuming you have that), the company just announced two tweaks for your setup.
First is the all-new, on-screen HDTV GUI (graphical user interface). Dubbed iQ TV, this interface allows users to check out their music on any high-def TV, in 720p. While you may not care about how it looks, you probably will about how it operates—via any infrared remote. Those remotes can either “learn” the new functions, or you can use one of the pre-programmed codes.
The GUI feature will allow users to check out satellite radio selections, as well as web radio, and info from music stored on a hard drive, including artist, genre, albums, and more—all on any high-def TV screen. There are also plenty of “widgets” to choose from, for weather, stock, and security-cam access.
A bit more obvious, the new Sirius feature will add the satellite radio service to the system. However, you’ll need one of the SiriusConnect Home Pro (Model SCH2P and SCH1P2) tuners and a Sirius subscription ($13 per month).
Start booking your installer. The new features will be available to existing customer via the 4.6.3 software update, starting the week of July 14.
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