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beojeff posted on Wed, Nov 28 2018 1:35 PM

Yesterday, we saw a a software update to audio bluetooth products that enables pairing and control with a BeoRemote One BT. However, there is no support for LIGHT/CONTROL functions! This is a disappointment.

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gysse2004:

Still not sure I follow. When I got my BR oneBT little over a month ago, I could control my LC2 in IR mode. In BT mode not so. I then got the Eclipse and BLGW, and can now control my Philips Hue light with the BR one in BT mode. Sorry what has changed? I can still control my LC2, but I have to switch out of BT mode.

Peter

This is a new development. If you follow the original topic of the thread, LIGHT and CONTROL commands were not activated as a feature in the original BT upgrade in November. This was confirmed by Khimo. Perhaps the Eclipse software was rolled out a little earlier than that for other devices.

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1990:

beojeff:

Khimo responded that they would contact B&O to get details. The update seems to be a bit of a surprise to them. They said that would get back to me, but they haven't yet.

That's odd. The ability to send triggers through audio products makes the BLI proposition much more attractive especially now that the B&O TV lineup is rather limited.

The dealer told me that the BLI Essence will offer integration with other smart home products (Hue? Nest?) in future for control without macro's. So much to learn about this new product. Has anyone on the forum already got hold of one?

I agree. I wonder if Khimo just gave up on expecting B&O to implement BeoRemote One BT control of non-IR audio products. I think the BeoRemote One BT integration into home automation would be great even for the BLGW. Voice control is great, but there are times that you just want to silently use your remote control. The BT audio products have had LIGHT/CONTROL forwarding to BLGW in their configuration, but it made no sense unless B&O someday planned to enable the BeoRemote One BT to actually GET the LIGHT/CONTROL commands to the audio products.

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1990 replied on Sun, Dec 9 2018 6:38 PM

I agree. The Essence did relay signals received trough IR already.

For me as a stutterer voice control will never really work, so I hope good old fashioned remotes stay in the mix :)

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1990:

I agree. The Essence did relay signals received trough IR already.

For me as a stutterer voice control will never really work, so I hope good old fashioned remotes stay in the mix :)

I have trouble with voice control in the morning when my two dogs are barking at me to get out of bed and walk them. Alexa can't hear me then to turn on the lights! One morning, I told the dogs "Hey. You need to be quiet. Alexa can't speak dog." Then I wondered...CAN she?? I then asked "Alexa, can you speak dog?" To my surprise, she started barking! It really surprised the dogs, too.

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1990:

You need to select Remote Controls instead of Bluetooth in the App Configuration page. Then hit "Pair" :)

OMG.

I only read this 10 days later!!!

You have made my year!

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I received a response from Khimo. They have advised that the BeoRemote One BT control of audio products is still a beta feature and is a "work in progress. Hence LIGHT/CONTROL commands are not yet supported in audio products using the Bluetooth remote." They did not provide any indication of when/if the feature will arrive.

Also, in the email, Khimo confirmed that BeoLiving Intelligence control of ML products via an NL/ML Converter will not provide the same level of control as the BLGW provides. They said that in the future, they may write a driver in the BLI that can interface with a BLGW to give us the same level of control we currently have with ML products using the BLGW. So it looks like we should hold onto our existing BLGW as we might need to use it WITH the new BLI. What a mess.

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chucky replied on Sun, Dec 23 2018 9:43 PM
Has anyone got the new BLI ?

I am curious as it has more third party functions?

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The software update that was just send out for products carries with it a software update to push to the BeoRemote One BT. It's now a finished product out of beta. The LIGHT and CONTROL commands now work via BT! I tried it and it works.

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BLI or also BLGW.?
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Hi 

@Aussie Michael: How many favourite stations to you have? 

There seems to be limit since I do not see the full list of favourites. The last ones is not shown. My BeoRemote One BT is paired with a Beosound Essence MK II. 

 

 

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chucky:
BLI or also BLGW.?

I"m using it with BLGW. I didn't have to change anything in my macros. The macros that I've been using with the IR commands also work with the BT remote.

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Hi Jeff, not sure what you mean. Has anything changed on BeoRemote one ?

peter

ps, my BS5 is now on “my button “ via the converter, fully controleble 

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gysse2004:

Hi Jeff, not sure what you mean. Has anything changed on BeoRemote one ?

peter

ps, my BS5 is now on “my button “ via the converter, fully controleble 

Yes. This week, B&O pushed out a software upgrade so that we can now use the LIGHT and CONTROL functions of the BeoRemote One BT. This was not possible earlier.

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Still not sure I follow. When I got my BR oneBT little over a month ago, I could control my LC2 in IR mode. In BT mode not so. I then got the Eclipse and BLGW, and can now control my Philips Hue light with the BR one in BT mode. Sorry what has changed? I can still control my LC2, but I have to switch out of BT mode.

Peter

Beovision eclipse 65, Beolab 50, Beolab 18, Beovision 11, Beolab 3, Beolab 2, BeoVision 10, MLGW, BeoLink converter Nl/Ml, Beosound 5, BLGW

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gysse2004:

Still not sure I follow. When I got my BR oneBT little over a month ago, I could control my LC2 in IR mode. In BT mode not so. I then got the Eclipse and BLGW, and can now control my Philips Hue light with the BR one in BT mode. Sorry what has changed? I can still control my LC2, but I have to switch out of BT mode.

Peter

This is a new development. If you follow the original topic of the thread, LIGHT and CONTROL commands were not activated as a feature in the original BT upgrade in November. This was confirmed by Khimo. Perhaps the Eclipse software was rolled out a little earlier than that for other devices.

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Ahh ok Jeff, thanks for clarifying.

peter

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