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Dynamic Mapping Beta Launch

Oct 4, 2022

Introduction

We are excited to announce ‘Dynamic Mapping’ is now available for Juke owners. This is a one-of-a-kind feature that allows multiple audio sources to be mapped to any particular zone from the Juke interface. It is available on an opt-in basis from the Zone Settings page in the Administrator Menu. It is available now on devices running firmware 3.3.0 and later.

Dynamic Mapping

Dynamic mapping is a feature that allows users to map their input to a particular zone without overriding the mapping for another input. Instead they will share that mapping and the Juke will intelligently determine which input will take control on a first come first serve basis. This means that whoever maps their input and streams audio first gets to play their music in that zone.

If another input has control of the zone then their zone mapping would appear as grey in the Juke interface. Users may manually override the input that has control by clicking on the icon on their zone and clicking on the ‘take control’ button.

Use Cases

This feature is great for users who want to ‘set it and forget it’. You can map your inputs to your preferred areas of the house and not have to worry that someone else may override their mapping later on.

This feature also empowers the ability to name inputs based on the way they are mapped. For example, let’s say you have an Airplay input named ‘Whole Home’ and another one named ‘Upstairs.’ When you Airplay to ‘Whole Home’, it will play to your entire house and when you play to ‘Upstairs’ it will only play to your upstairs zones. Even though the zones upstairs are mapped to two inputs, Juke dynamically give control to whichever input is playing!

Limitations

This is a beta feature so it is subject to further improvements and enhancements. One notable limitation is that USB and DLNA inputs are considered ‘continuous streaming’ inputs and would always be considered active to the Juke. The impact of this is that the Juke will usually give control to the USB and DLNA inputs.

Another limitation to note is that with Airplay inputs, your music will pause when you receive a phone call. This means that if someone else’s input is playing to a zone while you have control, their audio will take over and play instead.

Conclusion

Juke’s latest Dynamic Mapping feature aims to greatly simplify the Juke Audio experience by reducing the amount of time you spend configuring zones in the Juke interface. It’s available to try today on your Juke. Simply update your device and opt in from the Zone Settings page. If you have any feedback, let us know what you think in the form below!

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