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Best way to integrate Beovision 11-40 into multi room audio set up

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whalestails
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whalestails posted on Sat, May 15 2021 9:15 AM

I’ve recently upgraded my downstairs TVs, and now have multi room audio for Deezer/Spotify etc running in several rooms in my house. I’d really like to incorporate my Beovision 11-40 into the multi room set up so am wondering how best to do that? Would simply adding a Chromecast dongle be sufficient? If so, is there a way to automatically turn the speaker on when selected (like with the Harmony, Contour, smart speakers etc).

Any wisdom greatly appreciated! 

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Millemissen
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Would be nice to know which ‘multi room audio’ devices you have - are they from B&O (means NL compatible)?

You won’t be able to turn on the BV11 automatically, if you have a Chromecast device (or an Airplay device for that matter) - you always will have to use the remote to activate the input, you have set up, before you can listen.

If you have a B&O/NL device with support for Spotify Connect, you can Join in (using the remote or the B&O app) to the listening session, once you have started the playback on the B&O/NL device.

If you use Chromecasting and you have a Chromecast device connected to the BV11, you will have to make groups in the Google Home app in order to have a multiroom experience (and as mentioned, you must turn on the BV11 manually).

Same goes for Airplay - if you have e.g an ATV connected to the BV11, you must tick the device in the AP menu on the phone/tablet....and turn on the BV11 manually.

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whalestails
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Thanks for you quick reply!

For TVs I have the Harmony 77, Contour and Beovision 11-40. I also have the Beosound 1 and M3 smart speakers.

So in theory, I should be able to start a listening session on one of the other TVs or speakers then simply select 'Join' on the remote for the 11-40, meaning there's no need for an additional Chromecast? Is any other set up required?

Thanks again, very useful.

whalestails
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Thanks for you quick reply!

For TVs I have the Harmony 77, Contour and Beovision 11-40. I also have the Beosound 1 and M3 smart speakers.

So in theory, I should be able to start a listening session on one of the other TVs or speakers then simply select 'Join' on the remote for the 11-40, meaning there's no need for an additional Chromecast? Is any other set up required?

Thanks again, very useful.

Millemissen
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Please go a google search for the phrase: ‘b&o multiroom sources handout

Then you probably quickly will see a link to a PDF file with the name ‘Multiroom handout...’.

I have no direct link.

 

Further, this might help understanding what you can do using AP:

https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f0cffc96d23320a5e428cf105/files/1fd9f564-fd72-44a0-b5c8-bca404a46dc8/Airplay_2_handout_v1.0.2.pdf

 

MM

There is a tv - and there is a BV.

Hiort
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Hiort replied on Sat, May 15 2021 2:17 PM
whalestails:

So in theory, I should be able to start a listening session on one of the other TVs or speakers then simply select 'Join' on the remote for the 11-40, meaning there's no need for an additional Chromecast? Is any other set up required?

Exactly the way to do it.

Beolink will take care of the multiroom functionality.

With the B&O app you e.g can get an overview and adjust volume and add more devices:

 

 

 

 

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