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Bang & Olufsen app 3.5 beta is out

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MrAndersen
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MrAndersen posted on Tue, Aug 4 2020 7:18 AM

Hi all 

The 3.5 beta is out, try out the new widget that gives you quick access to product control. Let me know what you think including ideas for what this widget could be used for going forward.

Sign up for beta here: https://testflight.apple.com/join/Zre8WT18

Best regards

Thomas, Bang & Olufsen

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Millemissen
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ngnear:
I have an Avant 55 MK1

 

Using the widget brings me directly to the remote control screen. Otherwise I need to start the app, select the TV and then select the remote screen.

 

So 1 click opposed to 3.

 

 

Tim

If you would read my post on the previous page (Aug 16 2020 1:44 PM), you would see that I already described this behaviour.

However, this goes only for a V-product.

The widgets behave differently depending on whether a V- or an A-product is choosen.

MM

There is a tv - and there is a BV.

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In my case I have 10 different icons displayed in the B&O widget. What ever icon I click, it just opens the app.
So I still not get it, I can open the app via the widget or directly. So 1 click vs. 1 click, where is the advantage?

OK there is no disadvantage, neither. That is probably the way how to see it.

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Alsfeld:

What ever icon I click, it just opens the app.

It must go to the selected product page, so one step farer than just opening the app.

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Alsfeld
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Unfortunately not on my iPad Pro 11 2018. But no need to fix it, I anyway see no benefit in the widget ;)
I would prefer that all the other bugs and issues on your list would be solved first.

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Millemissen:

If you would read my post on the previous page ( Aug 16 2020 1:44 PM), you would see that I already described this behaviour.

However, this goes only for a V-product.

The widgets behave differently depending on whether a V- or an A-product is choosen.

MM

There is a tv - and there is a BV.

I was just giving mbolo01 my user case which is more convenient than starting the app and clicking through the menus.
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Which is perfectly ok!

It just adds to the fact that this ‘widget update’ works differently in different use cases.

MM

There is a tv - and there is a BV.

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Which is perfectly ok!

It just adds to the fact that this ‘widget update’ works differently in different use cases.

MM

There is a tv - and there is a BV.

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I installed the widget on my iPhone. There it seems to work correct.

But in my eyes it is even more useless than on my iPad. Because on my iPhone it opens the setting page of the selected audio speaker. I used this page once when I set up my new loudspeaker. And when everything is running smooth I never use this page.
For what reason do I need a widget to jump to page hopefully I never need ??? 

Or does the developers assume that technical problems with their products occur regularly and that the setting pages are therefore by far the most important?

Or does the widget on my iPhone is working incorrect, too?

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Alsfeld:

Or does the widget on my iPhone is working incorrect, too?

The widget is working as expected on your iPhone.

That said, Mr Andersen is looking for ideas from the Beoworlders about what useful widgets would be.

The current attempt is .... an attempt

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Then the icon should at least link to the currently playing screen. That would be from my viewpoint more logic.

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Alsfeld:

Then the icon should at least link to the currently playing screen. That would be from my viewpoint more logic.

Imho I think that isn't.

The widget directs you to the same page as when you've selected it from the main page in the app. It gives you both the status at the bottom and the option to choose which source or multilink you want.

 

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Beobuddy:

The widget directs you to the same page as when you've selected it from the main page in the app. It gives you both the status at the bottom and the option to choose which source or multilink you want.

Not on an iPhone where the product page you are redirected to by the widget does not expose the status nor the now playing controls at the bottom like on an iPad unless the app is already working in the background .... a bug in guess

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Tried that and indeed, only with the app in the background you get the status and sources. Without the app in the background you need to close the page and re-open it again to obtain the status and sources.

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Theater looks like a bug to me. 

B&O in my life 😊: 

 

  • Beolab 8002 + Beolab 2 + Beosound Core with Essence Remote (Office)
  • Beolab 6000 + Beolab 11 + Beosound Core with Essence Remote (Bedroom)
  • Beoplay A9 Mk2 (Living Room)
  • Beosound 1 with wireless dock (Portable)
  • Beosound Balance (Dining)
  • Beoplay H95 (Focused listening, travel)
  • Beoplay H9 (3rd gen) (retired)
  • Beoplay P6 (Portable)
  • Beotime wall clock (hallway entrance)
  • BMW X5 50i with B&O Audio Package (Commute/drive)

 

 

 

Jaffrey2230
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On my iPhone running iOS14 beta, I go to the widget and click on Core icon and it takes me to the Core controls.

B&O in my life 😊: 

 

  • Beolab 8002 + Beolab 2 + Beosound Core with Essence Remote (Office)
  • Beolab 6000 + Beolab 11 + Beosound Core with Essence Remote (Bedroom)
  • Beoplay A9 Mk2 (Living Room)
  • Beosound 1 with wireless dock (Portable)
  • Beosound Balance (Dining)
  • Beoplay H95 (Focused listening, travel)
  • Beoplay H9 (3rd gen) (retired)
  • Beoplay P6 (Portable)
  • Beotime wall clock (hallway entrance)
  • BMW X5 50i with B&O Audio Package (Commute/drive)

 

 

 

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