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Update of the Bang & Olufsen app released

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MrAndersen
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MrAndersen Posted: Mon, Mar 20 2017 9:25 PM

Hi all,

Today we have updated the iOS app in the app store. The app have received a lot of polish and couple of new features. So here is a couple of words on that: 

  • We have improved the transitions between the different views to be more fluent, especially regarding the header. 
  • The player drawer (our internal name for the small grey bar in the bottom) has been refactored to have information on the selected product. That means no more snackbar messages on disconnected products
  • All standby has been added
  • We have added simple TV support for BeoVision 11, BeoVision Avant, BeoPlay V1 and BeoSystem 4. This first implementation is very slim and only supports volume, channels, sources and expand. We do NOT support "wake on lan" and "my buttons" yet. Our TV support will evolve over time and this is the first step. 
  • Expand has been redesigned to have a more clear separation between selecting a product and expanding to another product. 

The app is still very new and bit rough around edges, our next release is planned for April so stay tuned.

Thanks

Thomas Andersen, Bang & Olufsen

PS. The updated Android app will hit the Play store tomorrow, we will keep them in sync from now on.

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PK replied on Mon, Mar 20 2017 9:46 PM

No support for Horizon TV?

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MrAndersen replied on Mon, Mar 20 2017 10:29 PM

Hi PK

We're working on it, app support is almost there. We're waiting for the next Horizon software release before we can release it.

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elephant replied on Tue, Mar 21 2017 11:17 AM
Thank you so much for the clarity of this release note

Keep up the good work !

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Chris replied on Tue, Mar 21 2017 11:50 AM

So it is for the Android app.

Thank you, this is a big step forward.

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PK replied on Tue, Mar 21 2017 8:39 PM

Ok :) 

Really excited to get the multiroom going :)

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Fansastic replied on Tue, Mar 21 2017 8:48 PM
is it only me that likes the multiroom tiles in the beosound more then the X app methode?
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Fansastic replied on Tue, Mar 21 2017 8:50 PM
I mean beomusic app versus x app
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I have deleted the BeoMusic app that means I can only use the X all now.

It's a good app, I still prefer the new BeoLink2 app its amazing

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Fansastic:
is it only me that likes the multiroom tiles in the beosound more then the X app methode?

No!

I actually like the multiroom tiles - since they made it possible to access that area in vertical mode too, I find it usefull.

I see no need for the new app right now.

I don't use Deezer, so not really much use for that app.

Let's see how it develops.

P.S And on an iPad it looks like a childrens book ;-(

MM

 

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peterafox replied on Wed, Mar 22 2017 4:20 AM
And will that add BV14 as well?
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Hi peterafox

Same story as for the Horizon, they share the same engine. We're wating for a new software for it before we can open up for support.

Thomas

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I have not got any updates to the Android app in the Play store - is it globally available?

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Hi Thomas

In general, I like the new APP better than Beomusic and it works overall faster and better

I do not know if you already have seen this post, as I did sent this in another forum.

I have one issue showing up yesterday, I play some music from RadioTunes on the TuneIn "radio" by adding the link in the wen setup. This has worked well and still works.

But, the new B&O app can not handle this radio station.

When I try to select this radio station nothing happens - but works well on the Moment or Essence if I use the local control, so the app seems like not knowing this way of setup

Looking forward to have this solved in a coming release

BR Rudi

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buesch replied on Wed, Mar 22 2017 1:45 PM

Hi

I also just received the iOS app update.

Does anybody know why only new B&O Multiroom products are recognized? The app does only see my BeoSound 2, A6 and M5.

Unfortunately the ML/NL Converter does not show up.

Hope this will be added as well, otherwise the new app is not really useful to me...

cheers

Marc 

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@Rudi sounds like a bug. It would be great if you could submit it using the feedback option in the menu. Then we have the logs and will fix it.

@buesch The BLC converter is on our roadmap and will be supported. We're taking the legacy products one at a time

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buesch replied on Wed, Mar 22 2017 2:24 PM

hey MrAndersen

 

thanks for your prompt reply. That sounds great! Looking forward to it!

btw: the new App "feels" much more mature and is easier to use. Great work!

cheers

Marc

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Carolpa replied on Wed, Mar 22 2017 6:09 PM

How about DLNA? the reason to use Beomusic until now - or did I miss something

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Sal replied on Wed, Mar 22 2017 9:06 PM

Carolpa:

How about DLNA? the reason to use Beomusic until now - or did I miss something

I think someone mentioned earlier in this or another similar thread about this app that DLNA will be added to the app at a later date. Until that's added, I personally have no use for this app as I can't access any music on my server to play from it! 

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