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BeoSound 1 GVA software update 1.2

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suneetjulka posted on Tue, Feb 12 2019 6:53 PM

Hi all...

Does anyone own a Beosound 1 with Google Voice Assistant and if so how are you using the four preset touch buttons that were introduced as part of the latest software update?

Also, does anyone know if it is possible to set one of the preset buttons to activate one of the sources from the BeoSound 1's local list?  If anyone knows how to do this please share the steps for setting it up.  What I'd like to be able to do is press the first button and for it to play the audio from my TV's (Avant) set-top box (Sky HD UK).  Currently, if I double tap the centre button to change source I can achieve this but I'd like to avoid having to double press the centre button.  

Thanks.

 

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Answered (Verified) Hiort replied on Thu, Feb 14 2019 8:03 PM
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suneetjulka:

What I wanted to know was whether or not it is possible to set one of the preset buttons to activate one of the sources in the BeoSound 1's local list (when you go into the Settings --> Your Content ---> Sources ---> In Local List)

It’s not possible.

The preset buttons can only store Google voice commands, if you would rather press a button than using your voice for commands you use often.

 

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Works like this:

- You long press (=set) one of the favourite buttons on the BS1/2 with the Google Assistant and then you speak up a command, eg. "Play my playlist xxx from Spotify" or "set the living room lights to 60%" or "how will the weather be tomorrow". That saves the query in the specific button

- At any later point in time you simply press the button to invoke that saved command. So you press the button and your playlist just starts playing. Or the lights turn on, or you get the latest weather forecast

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Hiort replied on Wed, Feb 13 2019 6:26 PM
petrosbeli:

. "Play my playlist xxx from Spotify"

I assume you can do that for Deezer as well? Right?

 

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@Hiort

Deezer on Google Home is available in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, United Kingdom, and the United States.

Supported languages for Deezer on Google Home include: English, French, German, and Italian. More languages are due in the future.

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Hiort replied on Thu, Feb 14 2019 2:37 PM

Just had my Beosound 1 GA delivered.

I replaced my BS1 MKi. Its a significant improvement in sound I must say, compared to the old version. Much clearer voice and midrange. 

Nice to be able to select e.g radiostations from TuneIn using GA. Eventually I´m sure Deezer will proviide GA support in my country.

Will add some lights to control as well.

 

 

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Hiort replied on Thu, Feb 14 2019 4:13 PM

One thing to know if you have more B&O devices in your home and add a e.g a BS1 GA is:

When telling Google Assistant to play something from e.g Google, its Chromecast that is activated. This mean that you cannot join from another multiroom speaker. I think that is a drawback,

So in order to play to my other sources (in sync) I need to create groups with them in Google Home.

Would be better that GA could work with the local sources, so that multiroom is handled over B&O.

 

 

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It has never been possible to redirect a casted session (= no joining within the B&O NL).

This is not new with the BS1/GA - blame Google for that.

Live with the cast groups (some say benefit from it)......or use the good old ‘non -voice B&O multiroom function’, when playing from internal TuneIN.

MM

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Hi Petrosbeli... thanks for the clarification, I did know that already but I guess this will benefit anyone reading this thread who wasn't aware.  

What I wanted to know was whether or not it is possible to set one of the preset buttons to activate one of the sources in the BeoSound 1's local list (when you go into the Settings --> Your Content ---> Sources ---> In Local List)

From what I can determine, at present, it is not possible to, say, set one of the preset buttons to play the audio from the BV Avant 55" mk2 or to set one of the buttons to activate multiroom sending the audio to another B&O speaker.  

It seems that for the time being we are forced to double press the centre button to change source, which is fine... but it would have been better if they made it possible to set the preset buttons to interact with your B&O equipment.  I think because the preset buttons are tied-in and perhaps proprietary with Google Assistant, that B&O have not been able to get Google to add this functionality, which is a shame.

Can anyone confirm this or clarify?  My apologies if anyone has cleared this up already, but I just wanted extra clarification/confirmation... I am slowly beginning to accept the limitations of the preset buttons.

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Let's flag this with B&O and if enough people request it, just maybe they will try and implement it?

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Hiort:

One thing to know if you have more B&O devices in your home and add a e.g a BS1 GA is:

When telling Google Assistant to play something from e.g Google, its Chromecast that is activated. This mean that you cannot join from another multiroom speaker. I think that is a drawback,

So in order to play to my other sources (in sync) I need to create groups with them in Google Home.

Would be better that GA could work with the local sources, so that multiroom is handled over B&O.

 

See this email from B&O Support...

Marti (BEOPLAY) 

Feb 12, 10:23 CET 

Dear Suneet,

Thank you for contacting Bang & Olufsen Support.

As we have partnered heavily with Google with the integration of their voice assistant, all commands are done via it and by extension the Google Home app. As such commands can be setup to refer to settings, groups, sources, and anything else in the Google Home app. If you need specific help with this I would refer you to Google support directly.

In regards to using your Avant TV with the voice assistant, I'm afraid that is not possible at this moment in time, but it is a request we have heard and are looking into.

Kind regards,

Marti
Bang & Olufsen Support

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Answered (Verified) Hiort replied on Thu, Feb 14 2019 8:03 PM
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suneetjulka:

What I wanted to know was whether or not it is possible to set one of the preset buttons to activate one of the sources in the BeoSound 1's local list (when you go into the Settings --> Your Content ---> Sources ---> In Local List)

It’s not possible.

The preset buttons can only store Google voice commands, if you would rather press a button than using your voice for commands you use often.

 

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Hiort replied on Thu, Feb 14 2019 8:18 PM
Millemissen:

It has never been possible to redirect a casted session (= no joining within the B&O NL).

This is not new with the BS1/GA - blame Google for that.

I’m not blaming anyone. I just think it’s a bit stupid and it gets complicated for the normal customer to understand the difference between a casted session versus the built in source.

 

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Hiort:
Millemissen:

It has never been possible to redirect a casted session (= no joining within the B&O NL).

This is not new with the BS1/GA - blame Google for that.

I’m not blaming anyone. I just think it’s a bit stupid and it gets complicated for the normal customer to understand the difference between a casted session versus the built in source.

Agree it is complicated. And even more so would really be great for my use case. Would love to use GVA and then have more B&O speakers join this stream via "tap". Would make me buy a third BS1 and likely also an A6.

There is hope though... (from official B&O web-site):

"we expect multiroom distribution, among Google Cast products, to be enabled in a future software version."
https://bogo.custhelp.com/app/answers/answer_view/a_id/14318/loc/en_GB/s/16777216_26701d9c1397e-e810-4b86-9aa7-8e8106e49eea/prTxnId/932085139/txnId/932085139#__highlight

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That link is very old - it obviously remained wishfull thinking....nothing that B&O can change much about.

Otherweise they would have done it by now, I guess.

It’s not that much about ‘blaming’ anyone - it’s more about understanding that this is about two different takes on multiroom.

And that the costumer practically has to decide for which one to use.

Obviously B&O nowadays has choosen to go down the ‘google route’, since they seem to believe that integrating their devices with non-B&O devices is important....and thus letting NL/BeoLink play the minor part.

As I wrote, it has never been possible to combine these two technologies - noone should be surprised by that.

MM

 

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Just one year old... And in our world of B&O, I wouldn't expect anything to materialize as soon as one year. So, there is still hope. The link also spells out explicitly that it would only allow distribution to B&O devices that also support google cast. Anyhow, you are typically well informed, which makes me worried. Still hope you are wrong this time... It would be really great to have the beauty of NL (tap device to join), while at the same time the GVA and the convenience of CCA more broadly. As said, would trigger immediate purchase of 2-3 more B&O speakers...

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