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Why Startle Music

Startle Music gives restaurant brands the choice, quality and control they need to create the perfect atmosphere for their customers. Designed for business use, our professional restaurant music system delivers high-quality audio and a host of convenient features that make it the ideal music solution for busy restaurant managers.

With a multimillion-track music library, over 100 curated playlists and the ability to create your own, Startle Music has all the necessary tools for building a great soundtrack for your restaurant. Whether you’re a fine-dining establishment, a QSR brand or something in between, our constant music updates will help to ensure your soundtrack remains fresh and varied at all times.

How it works

Startle Music is powered by our multifunctional hardware, the Startle Player. This plugs straight into your network router and amplifier to deliver high-quality audio. Instead of just streaming music, our system stores your music locally and your settings in the cloud. This provides a more reliable music solution that won’t falter if your internet fails, and enables automatic updates overnight.

With Startle Music, you can manage the music in your restaurant whenever and wherever you want. Your online account is accessible via desktop, tablet or mobile devices, so scheduling and making changes to your music is quick and easy. You can even set permissions for your staff, or manage multiple venues from one account to ensure a consistent soundtrack.

Main Benefits

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Enhance every daypart

Easily schedule your perfect music for each time and day of the week. Choose from over 100 readymade playlists or create your own.

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Manage from any device

Control your music from a desktop, tablet or smartphone. Skip and block tracks, adjust the volume and change playlists with one tap.

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Enjoy a fully-licensed system

Designed for restaurant use, Startle Music has all the necessary business licenses, so you can enjoy a compliant and high-quality service.

Key Features

Whether you want full control over your restaurant music or simply a great choice of playlists for your locations, our range of features enables a low maintenance music solution. With high-quality tracks, reliable hardware and 24/7 Relentless Support, you can concentrate on running your business.

Restaurant Success

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"Startle has proved to be the perfect partner for Pizza Pilgrims, embracing all of our ideas for using music and technology to enhance our pizzerias. Our playlist management has improved massively, but the custom integrations we've been able to build in are the most exciting part. On top of this, the support we receive is super responsive and I know we can rely on the Startle team for quick, 1-to-1 help whenever we need it."

Thom Elliott

Co-founder of Pizza Pilgrims