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New firmware on M5, BS2, Essence, etc. any experience or changelog?

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stampfki posted on Thu, Mar 5 2020 7:51 PM

Hi all,

Does anyone know, what has been changed. Experience after update?

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Updated only my Essence mk2. The shut-off (kind of sleeptimer) bug has disappeared. 
Spotify Connect still works (another member mentioned no sound after update) 

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Since update my Essence is dead. Anyone having the same issues?

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I noticed that all different softwares for M3,5 , BS1,Core etc were released at the same moment. That’s rather unusable.
Could it be something to do with new remote “Halo” ? 

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I thought the same, so they have the software layer required to be controllable through the new remote.

I updated all my products, starting with the less “critical” to be sure legacy services were still there, and all are still present and functional.

Some updates took longer than usual though.

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after reset it's again fully functional

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Hi Stampfki,

When you mention reset do you mean reboot or a factory reset?

My Essence doesn't want to play via Spotify Connect any more. Was working before 'update'. Have tried different devices and all the same. Finds Spotify Connect and then just drops it.

 

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stampfki replied on Wed, Mar 11 2020 11:12 AM

Factory reset

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Found an issue, not sure if it is related to the latest updates:

If you start Airplay on a B&O product that is standby, it kills its Beolink capabilities. You have to restart the product to recover.

Prerequisite:

 

  • At least two B&O product Airplay(2) capable, at least one in standby, all Beolink capable, all with Airplay over Multiroom turned on
  • An IOS or OSX music application
  • All products connected to the same LAN (wired or wireless)

 

Test case:

 

  1. Start an IOS or OSX music application
  2. Configure Airplay to use the B&O product that is in standby.
  3. Start streaming music
  4. Open the B&O app
  5. Select the B&O product streaming AP(2) source
  6. Press the multiroom icon

 

=> You don't see the other B&O multiroom product(s) in the list

Note: Trying to join the B&O product streaming AP(2) source from the other products fails too.

On the other way, if you run the same test case on a product that was streaming another source previously, i.e not in standby, it works as expected.

I'm interested in any feedback on this test case in your setup where possible.

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Is anybody able to confirm my findings? On my side I can reproduce at any time

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Razlaw replied on Sat, Mar 14 2020 4:53 PM
I tried the steps you describe. Started Airplaying from Deezer app to my Core. I then went into the B and O app, opened the Core and touched the MultiRoom icon. All my devices showed up. I also was able to join all playing through the B and O app, M5, Essence MKII, and Beoplay V1. However, I was receiving error messages that devices could not join even though they were. Also, I have never used Airplay preferring the B and O app so I have limited familiarity. I do not know which devices of mine, if any are AP2 compatible and do not know where the setting is to turn AP on as you mentioned.

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Razlaw:
I tried the steps you describe

Many thanks Razlaw. Have you updated your Core with the latest software?

The warning message in the multiroom screen when the source of the main product is AP is a bug I reported to B&O, and as you rightly say, it does not prevent other products to join.

With an IOS device you can easily identify AP2 devices when selecting an Airplay target: they have a circle on their right side, which enable you to select multiple AP2 device.

To enable AP over Multiroom, you have to go in the configuration of each product, then "settings" (translating from french, last menu option in case it does not translate well), then Beolink, then "audio synchronisation". You should see an option to activate AP over Multiroom here.

According to your test, at least the Core is already configured this way.

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Razlaw replied on Sat, Mar 14 2020 9:17 PM
I have software updates set to occur automatically. Both the Core and the Essence show updates having occurred on March 10th. The Core has the Airplay box checked, the Essence did not but does now. The settings menu on my M5 will not open so I could not check it. It may be a WiFi problem as opposed to an M5 problem as I have been having multiple WiFi problems recently. I have ordered a new router system that is scheduled for delivery Monday. Hopefully that will resolve the problem with M5.

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Razlaw replied on Sat, Mar 14 2020 9:25 PM
Tried the M5 settings again and it worked this time. Software was updated March 9th. Airplay was not checked, but is now.

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Razlaw replied on Sat, Mar 14 2020 9:33 PM
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