Kazoo provides simple and intuitive way to play music all around your home.
You can view your Music sources content without stopping what you are listening to.
Kazoo has been designed to control Linn DS systems and Kazoo Server. Kazoo will also work with 3rd party UPnP/AV media servers, but for the best music experience, we recommend using Kazoo with Kazoo Server.
Kazoo is available for iPad (iOS 8.0 and later), Android (4.1 and later), Windows (Windows XP SP3 and later) and Mac (Lion and later).
Kazoo has support for homes that have multiple DS systems. Each system in the home should be given a unique room name. A system’s room name can be configured using Linn Konfig.
Selects a room to play music in.
To return to the homescreen click or slide your finger from the left most part of the Android screen to bring you to the Sources page
To open the volume control dialogue (if available) click
To open the fullscreen view click
To view a room’s permanent sub-zones and whether they are enabled click
Provides the playback controls, play/pause/stop, skip forwards and skip backwards for the selected room.
Provides volume controls for the selected room.
The now playing and full screen view provide information about the currently playing audio.
Linn DS systems can play music from computers and network attached storage (NAS) units on your home network through an additional piece of software, Kazoo Server.
To select music from your local music library
You can save and recall Playlists with Kazoo. To recall an existing Playlist click
This will show you the Playlists you have save on that control device: PC, MAC, iPad etc. You can select the whole Playlist of tracks within each Playlist.
Linn DS systems can play internet radio through radio preset’s. To access a room’s radio preset list click
Linn DS systems come with a variety of preselected regional stations which can be configured using Linn Konfig. You can also use your Tunein account name for your own preset list
Tidal streaming services can be select by clicking
If a Tidal streaming account has not been assigned to Kazoo or your Linn DS, you will get the Login screen to enter your Username and Password for your Tidal account.
This will give you the Tidal screen. You can select any New tracks, list Music by Genre, List Music by Genre or check out your own account favourites in “My Tidal”
Qobuz streaming services can be select by clicking
If a Qobuz streaming account has not been assigned to Kazoo or your Linn DS, you will get the Login screen to enter your Username and Password for your Qobuz account.
This will give you the Qobuz main screen You can Discover new Music, select you purchased Music (If you have a Qobuz HiFi Sublime account this can be played in Studio Master quality) or check out your own account favourites in “My Qobuz” >
Linn DS systems can play audio from external sources. To listen to an external source select the tile with the source’s name from the homepage.
Source name can be configured using Linn Konfig.
Search can be used to look for music within when using KazooServer.
Click the search button and enter the desired, partial or full, search term.
As you enter the search term, matching results will being to appear.
A typical user will not need to manipulate the playlist as queue music will take care of itself, playing in the order selected by the user.
To view the playlist click
to clear to whole Playlist press the
All tracks will be removed from the currently selected room’s playlist.
Shuffle and Repeat controls can be found in the playlist dialogue
To play tracks in the playlist in a random order click Shuffle turns white when enabled
To repeat the playlist after the last track has played click Repeat turns white when enabled
You can Save playlists using the Save button located on the Playlist dialogue
The saved playlists can be found in the My Playlists section on the HOME page
Linn DS systems provides the ability to different play music in every room in the house, play the same music in all rooms or play the same music in a subset of rooms.
All rooms grouped together play the same music in perfect synchronisation.
A permanent room is a room that plays the same music as another room but does not appear as a selectable room. An example of this behaviour is a dressing room connected to a bedroom. In most situations a listener would want both rooms to play the same music but be able to control the volume in each room independently.
To make a room a permanently part of a group you need to configure your Linn system using Konfig. To add a room to as a permanent member of a group you must configure the name of the room’s Receiver source, (it’s default name is Songcast), to be that of the group.
In our example of a bedroom, called “Bedroom”, with a dressing room, called “Dressing Room”, you would configure the name of the dressing room’s Receiver source to “Bedroom”.
If a permanently grouped room is not playing the same as the group click and ensure the room is ticked