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Hiort Posted: Mon, Nov 8 2021 6:23 PM

 

 

 

 

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Hiort replied on Mon, Nov 8 2021 6:25 PM
This is the information re the update I received when I updated the Emerge to the beta fw.

Great to finally have the multiroom functionality over NL.Smile

 

 

 

 

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Carolpa replied on Mon, Nov 8 2021 6:32 PM

Hiort:
Great to finally have the multiroom functionality over NL.Smile
Yeah...would be great. But no DLNA, no join with NL until now, 

Only multiroom if device is BL28 or Balance.

So still work to do!

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This beta really f****d up my BL28[:\'(]

Had to install from the beginning again.

Works no but some strange thing…..

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Carolpa replied on Mon, Nov 8 2021 9:04 PM

Carolpa:
So still work to do!
after factory reset and wired connection Balance, suddenly both, the Balance and the BL28, appear in the Multiroom list.

 

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Hiort replied on Mon, Nov 8 2021 9:23 PM
Works well.

 

 

 

 

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Please, do not forget that this is beta software.

It is meant for those who are willing to try things out…..and report back, if there are problems.

Those, who are not willing, should better wait for the regular update.

MM

There is a tv - and there is a BV.

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Hi guys

Firstly, thank you so much for participating in the beta, it is much appreciated. Our hope is that this over time will grow into a large number of Morzart based products that will get the new version before the official release. This will help us stabilize and collect feedback, resulting in a better end result for everyone. So this is not a one off, this is the way we will release to these products going forward. Some comments on the release you now have access to

  • We hit a bump on DLNA, this will be there for the final release.
  • I have noted that upgrading BL28 did not go smooth for everyone, I will get our testers to look at this. 
  • For feedback, please use the small form accessible on the beta page of the product. We cannot reply back to you on this channel, but we're reading all of it. 
  • I will follow this thread as well as much as I can and respond to questions. 
  • On Mozart based products touch to join is long press

Thank you for participating

Thomas, Bang & Olufsen

 

 

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Raeven replied on Tue, Nov 9 2021 8:09 AM

Hello Hiort,

 

how do i get the Beta software cannot find it?

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Hiort replied on Tue, Nov 9 2021 8:35 AM
Raeven:

Hello Hiort,

how do i get the Beta software cannot find it?

Go into the B&O app.

Select your product.

Tap the three dots up to the right.

Select product settings.

Far down you see the menu for beta software.

 

 

 

 

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MaxH replied on Tue, Nov 9 2021 1:44 PM

Says that Beta updates are not supported for stereo paired product ( Beolab 28) 🤔

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MaxH replied on Tue, Nov 9 2021 1:44 PM

Says that Beta updates are not supported for stereo paired product ( Beolab 28) 🤔

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MaxH:

Says that Beta updates are not supported for stereo paired product ( Beolab 28) 🤔

You must first unpair them.

Then update each of one.

Then pair them again.

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Hiort replied on Tue, Nov 9 2021 5:27 PM
Have not figured out how to trigger Deezer Flow as advertised in the release note.

 

 

 

 

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MrAndersen:
Thank you for participating

 

Thank you, thank you, thank you!  I can't tell you how happy I am to have my Beosound Level working with the rest of my Multiroom equipment.

So far everything is very smooth.  I will certainly report back through the feedback form if I notice any issues at all.

-Alex

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MaxH replied on Tue, Nov 9 2021 9:04 PM

Many thanks mr_andes_son.

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Csaba replied on Tue, Nov 9 2021 9:48 PM

MrAndersen:

  • I will follow this thread as well as much as I can and respond to questions. 
  • On Mozart based products touch to join is long press

Thank you for participating

Thomas, Bang & Olufsen

I am afraid I am struggling to find time to participate even if I’d like to test my own specific scenario. My hope would be to connect one of my two Balances to my turntable via line-in, and share this source to the other Balance as well as a Beosound 1 current gen. I’ve heard that non-GVA would handle line-in as a source differently compared to GVA because of the way Google works on the speaker.Not sure about how this is exactly.  In any case, I have got only non-GVA speakers and I hope it’ll be possible to have a multi-room experience of my record player across old speakers with Beolink and new ones that are based on Mozart. Now or in a later version :).

Awesome work you’ve done already!

KR,

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Mikipidia replied on Tue, Nov 9 2021 11:29 PM

That should work even in the Beta @Csaba

In the GVA models, google takes ownership of the line in for some reason. But since you say you have non-gva models if you play it over line in you can share it around. It works fine for me with my BS9000 and M3 and then share it around the place(granted it's not on Mozart) but I should soon be able to partake Big Smile

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Hiort replied on Wed, Nov 10 2021 8:19 AM

FYI

Tried the following:

Play TV source on Beovision 11 and using B&O app to expand sound to Emerge.  NOT WORKING

Using B&O app to select TuneIn channel to play on Emerge. NOT WORKING (Not expected to work. TuneIn not local source) 

Using B&O app to select Deezer song to play on Emerge. WORKING

Play on any NL device and using app to expand play to Emerge. WORKING

Play B&O radio on Emerge and using app to expand to a NL device. WORKING


 

 

 

 

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Csaba replied on Wed, Nov 10 2021 8:30 AM

The way I see this thing about GVA vs. non-GVA, I find it crazy that such an important detail is not mentioned on the B&O website. Customers should be able to make well-informed decisions if it makes such a big difference in functionality. After all, it sounds like it is not only voice control that you get with the GVA version, but also a different way of working with line-in, or in the worst case - by the sound of it - even a limitation.

Anyway, thanks for putting it into writing :). Indeed I understood that it should work when tuning into your BeoTalk podcast on Sunday. My intention was mainly to anchor this with B&O in case Thomas read it and just have a double-check at the same time. I know it should work if you connect an older Beolink speaker to a turntable and then share that with a Mozart speaker. I wasn't sure if it worked the other way around.

I should really test it out, at least with my Balance sharing line-in with my BS1. I'm still waiting for my Balance Bespoke but as long as the other one can share it to BS1, I'd be happy. A second Balance would then be not a problem to add.

Trouble is that if something goes wrong, I know I will not have time to dig deeper into it and test it out, probably until after the final release has already gone public :). A pity since I think both I and B&O would gain from it.

Mikipidia:

That should work even in the Beta @Csaba

In the GVA models, google takes ownership of the line in for some reason. But since you say you have non-gva models if you play it over line in you can share it around. It works fine for me with my BS9000 and M3 and then share it around the place(granted it's not on Mozart) but I should soon be able to partake Big Smile

 

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c-larsen replied on Wed, Nov 10 2021 8:41 AM

Hiort:

FYI

Tried the following:

Play TV source on Beovision 11 and using B&O app to expand sound to Emerge.  NOT WORKING

Using B&O app to select TuneIn channel to play on Emerge. NOT WORKING

Using B&O app to select Deezer song to play on Emerge. WORKING

Play on any NL device and using app to expand play to Emerge. WORKING

Play B&O radio on Emerge and using app to expand to a NL device. WORKING


 

Expanding BV11 sound to Emerge should work.

It would be really helpful if you can submit this feedback via the app or send me the serial number of your Emerge in a PM then I will analyze the device logs so we can get this fixed.

Thanks for participating and helping out. It is much appreciated. 

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Hiort:

FYI

Tried the following:

Play TV source on Beovision 11 and using B&O app to expand sound to Emerge. NOT WORKING

Using B&O app to select TuneIn channel to play on Emerge. NOT WORKING

Using B&O app to select Deezer song to play on Emerge. WORKING

Play on any NL device and using app to expand play to Emerge. WORKING

Play B&O radio on Emerge and using app to expand to a NL device. WORKING

Emerge have B&O radio not Tuneln

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c-larsen:

All of these use cases should work.

It would be really helpful if you can submit this feedback via the app or send me the serial number of your Emerge in a PM then I will analyze the device logs so we can get this fixed.

Thanks for participating and helping out. It is much appreciated.

But Emerge has only B&O radio not Tuneln!?

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c-larsen replied on Wed, Nov 10 2021 8:56 AM

mr_anders_son:
c-larsen:

 

All of these use cases should work.

 

It would be really helpful if you can submit this feedback via the app or send me the serial number of your Emerge in a PM then I will analyze the device logs so we can get this fixed.

 

Thanks for participating and helping out. It is much appreciated.

 

 

 

But Emerge has only B&O radio not Tuneln!?

 

Sorry, you are right. I read it as expanding TuneIn playback from another device to the Emerge. That should work. Only B&O radio is supported as local source on Emerge. Edited my response.

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Hiort replied on Wed, Nov 10 2021 9:12 AM

c-larsen:

Expanding BV11 sound to Emerge should work.

It would be really helpful if you can submit this feedback via the app or send me the serial number of your Emerge in a PM then I will analyze the device logs so we can get this fixed.

Thanks for participating and helping out. It is much appreciated. 

PM sent

 

 

 

 

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Hiort replied on Wed, Nov 10 2021 9:14 AM

c-larsen:

 

But Emerge has only B&O radio not Tuneln!?

 

 

Sorry, you are right. I read it as expanding TuneIn playback from another device to the Emerge. That should work. Only B&O radio is supported as local source on Emerge. Edited my response.

Understood. I will change in summary above. 

 

 

 

 

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Beobuddy replied on Wed, Nov 10 2021 10:38 AM

Hiort:

Play B&O radio on Emerge and using app to expand to a NL device. WORKING

Happy with this feature. Makes it possible to select station on B&O radio (which isn't available on TuneIn) and expand it to BS1 (mk2 GVA) and Essence MK2 simultaneously.

No Deezer app needed anymore is also nice.

 

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swestland replied on Wed, Nov 10 2021 10:39 AM

c-larsen:

Expanding BV11 sound to Emerge should work.

Wow, that's a really new cool feature! That would mean you could add emerge or balnace speakers to your TV! Would this work on Eclipse as well? But it would just be expanding the sound source , it will not be a seperate speaker in the eclipse to use as surround?

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Csaba replied on Wed, Nov 10 2021 11:30 AM

Decided to test out my Balance, and I’ve got the beta software, updated my B&O app too but weirdly I cannot find an Enable BeoLink toggle for Balance, nor am I able to find a multiroom list.

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Sandyb replied on Wed, Nov 10 2021 12:52 PM

No the Eclipse wont see it as a speaker to use in a speaker group, like it does with Beolabs.

 

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c-larsen:

Expanding BV11 sound to Emerge should work.

Wow, that's a really new cool feature! That would mean you could add emerge or balnace speakers to your TV! Would this work on Eclipse as well? But it would just be expanding the sound source , it will not be a seperate speaker in the eclipse to use as surround?

 

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Hiort replied on Wed, Nov 10 2021 1:09 PM

Sandyb:

No the Eclipse wont see it as a speaker to use in a speaker group, like it does with Beolabs.

 

swestland:

c-larsen:

Expanding BV11 sound to Emerge should work.

Wow, that's a really new cool feature! That would mean you could add emerge or balnace speakers to your TV! Would this work on Eclipse as well? But it would just be expanding the sound source , it will not be a seperate speaker in the eclipse to use as surround?

 

Exactly.

For me the usecase is that I may play the morningshow or news on my TV and want to continue listen to the sound when I go into my bathroom.

 

 

 

 

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Csaba replied on Wed, Nov 10 2021 1:13 PM

Csaba:

Decided to test out my Balance, and I’ve got the beta software, updated my B&O app too but weirdly I cannot find an Enable BeoLink toggle for Balance, nor am I able to find a multiroom list.

Update: so I took a leap of faith and tried a couple of things. Below are some screenshots.

First, a screenshot of the Enable Beolink toggle missing for some reason. This was accessed by going to my profile where I can also access "Products". From the same page I can access Beolink.

I have also updated the software on my Beosound 1 to be sure and activated AirPlay multiroom in its "external" configuration page. Whatever AirPlay multiroom means or is used for.

Next, what I found nice was that I could see my sources like this:

 

So, to get to the following screen I found I had to click the "chain" icon from the bottom menu, and this brought up two different screens.

Having used the Music app from my iPhone to stream to the BS1 first, I chose what seemed like the AirPlay icon from the app. I am not aware of any other specific way to play over the wifi. So when initiated like this, then the multiroom page in the B&O app appears like this, with a possibility to join Balance:

When I started off with the Balance, then I got the following. This navigation does not seem to exist for my Balance, nor do I understand what AirPlay Multiroom means.

So if I want to use multiroom, have I done something wrong, is there a limitation if I want to play music from the Music app (locally stored files on my phone), or do I actually need to start with a Beolink product such as the Beosound 1? I thought I could start with the Balance.

In any case, if I do it like described above, and add the Balance to the BS1, then they are in sync, whereas if I just add both using the AirPlay menu inside the Music app by Apple, then there is a horrid delay between the two. But of course this is not B&O-related.

Finally, the real test for me was to see how sharing line-in would work. So I connected my Balance to my record player, and from within the app managed to bl...y extend it to my Beosound 1. Blown away!

So my conclusion, if I have done things right, is that if I want to share my record player in a multiroom setup, I can start with the Balance, and kind of need to because the BS1 has no line-in, and if I want to play something stored on my phone, I'd start with the Beosond 1 and extend it from the B&O app to my Balance.

Bonus screenshot of the BS1 and Balance marked with those "link" icons next to their names.

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Hiort replied on Wed, Nov 10 2021 1:13 PM
Csaba:

Decided to test out my Balance, and I’ve got the beta software, updated my B&O app too but weirdly I cannot find an Enable BeoLink toggle for Balance, nor am I able to find a multiroom list.

Weird.

So if you play on one device, you do not see your Balance in the multiroom screen?

Like my Emerge appear here:

 

 

 

 

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Csaba replied on Wed, Nov 10 2021 1:19 PM

Hiort:
Csaba:

 

Decided to test out my Balance, and I’ve got the beta software, updated my B&O app too but weirdly I cannot find an Enable BeoLink toggle for Balance, nor am I able to find a multiroom list.

 

 

Weird.

 

So if you play on one device, you do not see your Balance in the multiroom screen?

 

Like my Emerge appear here:

 

See my previous note with screenshots :). I do! I suppose I needed a restart and figure out which speaker to start with. But I am not 100% sure I was doing it right.

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Hiort replied on Wed, Nov 10 2021 2:08 PM
Csaba:

I have also updated the software on my Beosound 1 to be sure and activated AirPlay multiroom in its "external" configuration page. Whatever AirPlay multiroom means or is used for

You need to do that activation of Airplay, in order to be able to Airplay from your iPhone to your B&O device and then use e.g the app to expand that play to your other devices using multiroom.

 

 

 

 

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Csaba replied on Thu, Nov 11 2021 8:18 AM

From what I understand, having taken a closer look in the context of multiroom, there is no other way of playing to my speaker from my phone over the WiFi than via AirPlay (which I suppose is just a fancy word for "over the WiFi"), so I do kind of depend on it if I want to avoid playing via the speaker of my phone :).

And from what I understand, if I want to add more speakers to a playback, I can either use AirPlay in the same iOS menu for source in the Music app and tick off for any other speakers, but then I have a serious delay, and AirPlay is not what I want anyway, or I go to the B&O app once I have started streaming to the first speaker via AirPlay, and chain the second, third etc. speaker to this using "multiroom", which in this case I suppose is BeoLink Multiroom.

Although this bit is a little confusing when I start with AirPlay, then I use what I think is BeoLink Multiroom in the B&O app, but I also get a warning about having to enable AirPlay Multiroom. Which I can do for the Beosound 1, following the "backend" configuration pages, but I do not have anything similar for the Balance (ref. screenshot in a previous post of mine), even if the app insists I should go to something like Product settings > Configure > Settings > and activate AirPlay multiroom (for the Balance).

Furthermore, when I wanted to report this via the feedback menu option in the software menu that I could see yesterday, today I am unable to see it for some very weird reason. A bit like when the charged state of the case of my Beoplay EQ disappears. Despite having the same version as the beta. Although the build number might differ, only I cannot see that information.

Maybe there is something wrong with my expectations where I think it would magically work without involving AirPlay at all. I only want to play locally stored audio files from my Music app on my phone (I am not a fan of streaming because I buy and download high-quality music from different websites). Which is funny, because I thought this was going to be more straightforward than what I have actually been dreaming about since the Balance was launched, that is sharing line-in from my Balance to a BeoLink speaker - which is actually a smoother experience, and finally a possibility :).

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Hiort replied on Thu, Nov 11 2021 9:19 AM

Csaba:

And from what I understand, if I want to add more speakers to a playback, I can either use AirPlay in the same iOS menu for source in the Music app and tick off for any other speakers, but then I have a serious delay, and AirPlay is not what I want anyway, or I go to the B&O app once I have started streaming to the first speaker via AirPlay, and chain the second, third etc. speaker to this using "multiroom", which in this case I suppose is BeoLink Multiroom.

Correct

Csaba:

Although this bit is a little confusing when I start with AirPlay, then I use what I think is BeoLink Multiroom in the B&O app, but I also get a warning about having to enable AirPlay Multiroom. Which I can do for the Beosound 1, following the "backend" configuration pages, but I do not have anything similar for the Balance (ref. screenshot in a previous post of mine), even if the app insists I should go to something like Product settings > Configure > Settings > and activate AirPlay multiroom (for the Balance).

I think that is an error that I will report. That setting is not available in my Emerge either.

 

 

 

 

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Hiort replied on Thu, Nov 11 2021 9:23 AM

Csaba:

Maybe there is something wrong with my expectations where I think it would magically work without involving AirPlay at all. I only want to play locally stored audio files from my Music app on my phone (I am not a fan of streaming because I buy and download high-quality music from different websites). Which is funny, because I thought this was going to be more straightforward than what I have actually been dreaming about since the Balance was launched, that is sharing line-in from my Balance to a BeoLink speaker - which is actually a smoother experience, and finally a possibility :).

Yes, I think you have "wrong" expectations. Your Music app provides Apple Music. The B&O app have Deezer as music source. If you have your music files on a DLNA server, you will be able to access them using only the B&O app.

 

 

 

 

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mbolo01 replied on Thu, Nov 11 2021 10:20 AM

Csaba:
Maybe there is something wrong with my expectations where I think it would magically work without involving AirPlay at all. I only want to play locally stored audio files from my Music app on my phone (I am not a fan of streaming because I buy and download high-quality music from different websites). Which is funny, because I thought this was going to be more straightforward than what I have actually been dreaming about since the Balance was launched, that is sharing line-in from my Balance to a BeoLink speaker - which is actually a smoother experience, and finally a possibility :).

About your expectations:

Your music being stored on an Apple mobile device, the easiest and natural way of listening to it on a networked speaker, at a good quality, is to stream it wirelessly from the Apple device to the networked speaker, directly (Bluetooth) or "indirectly" (WiFi). Currently Airplay 2 over WiFi is the best solution, but you may find other fancy solutions leveraging Google Cast or DLNA, none that I can recommend though. Note: Airplay 2 is also working over the wire.

In summary, keeping your music on an Apple mobile device constrains you to involve Airplay in order to properly carry your music to the receiver, like you need a cable to link your turntable to the Balance Line-In: Apple Music App <--> Airplay <--> Wifi <--> local area network <--> wifi/wired <--> Airplay <--> B&O speaker

Personally I don't see any difference in sharing line-in or Airplay over a Beolink setup, the most "complex" part is at the source (choose the LP, put it on the deck, clean it, press play v.s open the Music app, choose the album/track/playlist, select the Airplay speaker, press play), maybe the Balance is not yet fully ready from a Beolink perspective, but it will be I presume.

 

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mbolo01 replied on Thu, Nov 11 2021 10:25 AM

Hiort:
The B&O app have Deezer as music source. If you have your music files on a DLNA server, you will be able to access them using only the B&O app

To be more precise:

B&O products that have Deezer service integrated are controlled by the B&O app, i.e. the B&O App does not stream Deezer itself.

if you have a DLNA server, music can be controlled by any DLNA controller app, not only by the B&O App.

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