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Dyssegaard
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Dyssegaard Posted: Mon, Nov 29 2021 12:57 PM
I have found this new document on the B&O support website:

https://support.bang-olufsen.com/hc/en-us/articles/4411586315537-Which-sources-are-available-in-a-Beolink-Multiroom-setup-

It looks like the pre-Mozart speakers will also get B&O-radio Smile.

Best regards - Dyssegaard

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Razlaw replied on Mon, Nov 29 2021 1:13 PM
Nice find! Thanks for sharing.

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steve1977 replied on Mon, Nov 29 2021 1:17 PM
Dyssegaard:

I have found this new document on the B&O support website:

https://support.bang-olufsen.com/hc/en-us/articles/4411586315537-Which-sources-are-available-in-a-Beolink-Multiroom-setup-

It looks like the pre-Mozart speakers will also get B&O-radio . Best regards - Dyssegaard

Living room: Beovision Eclipse 55, Beolab 3 / R1 (back), Beolab 2 / R1 (sub), AppleTV 4K. Bedroom: Beovision 11-40 , AppleTV 4 . Home office: Beoplay M5. Kitchen: Beoplay M5 . Travel: Beoplay H8, Beoplay A1. NAS: WD My Cloud Home / Plex DLNA Server.

Indeed exciting! Is there a list what products have spotifyconnect built-in? What about M3 and BS1?
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steve1977:

Indeed exciting! Is there a list what products have spotifyconnect built-in? What about M3 and BS1?

If I understand the table at the link correctly, then all connected speakers should have Spotify Connect (since the latest sw update).

Best regards - Dyssegaard

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Here is the current list:

Beosound Essence 2nd Gen
Beoplay A9 2nd Gen
Beoplay A6
Beosound 35
Beosound 1 1st Gen
Beosound 2 1st Gen
Beoplay M5
Beosound Core
Beosound Shape
Beovision Eclipse Soundcenter
Beoplay M3
Beosound 1 2nd Gen
Beosound 1 2nd Gen with Google Assistant built-in
Beosound 2 2nd Gen
Beosound 2 2nd Gen with Google Assistant built-in
Beoplay A9 3rd Gen
Beoplay A9 4th Gen 
Beoplay A9 4th Gen with Google Assistant built-in
Beosound Edge
Beovision Harmony
Beosound Stage
Beovision Contour
Beovision Eclipse Soundcenter 2nd Gen
Beosound Balance
Beosound Balance with Google Assistant built-in
Beosound Level
Beosound Level with Google Assistant built-in
Beosound Emerge
Beosound Emerge with Google Assistant built-in
Beolab 28
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Sandyb replied on Mon, Nov 29 2021 4:27 PM

Thanks for sharing.

"Line-in and Bluetooth cannot be distributed from products with Google Assistant built-in"

I know Miki has mentioned this in recent podcasts, but seeing it in writing.....another strong reason not to have any speakers with GA built in!

 

 


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To be fair, this has been public on the support site for a long time :)

 

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steve1977 replied on Mon, Nov 29 2021 5:34 PM
Thanks D and C.

This is quite good. Seems i’ll eventually switch from deezer to spotify then.

Has someone tried whether this also allows to distribute music that i activate via GVA (using spotify)?
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j_lowry replied on Mon, Nov 29 2021 5:47 PM

Does this mean ML sources on the Beolink NL/ML are no longer supported? Or am I misreading this?

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Sandyb:

Thanks for sharing.

"Line-in and Bluetooth cannot be distributed from products with Google Assistant built-in"

I know Miki has mentioned this in recent podcasts, but seeing it in writing.....another strong reason not to have any speakers with GA built in!


 

Crap... This is a real stab in the back to those who purchased GVA Emerge/Level/Balance without knowing that would have affected - in the future - the capability to distribute in multiroom line-in and Bluetooth sources.

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In the implementation that is rolling out today, you can join a ML master that is playing to a NL/ML converter.

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Yes, most likely. However, please remember that GA products can still join line-in and bluetooth from other products that support distribution from line-in and bluetooth.

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christiank:

In the implementation that is rolling out today, you can join a ML master that is playing to a NL/ML converter.

Does that mean, that we will have to expect new SW tomorrow or in the next days.

Any other things to watch out for there?

MM

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laseralex replied on Tue, Nov 30 2021 4:36 AM

steve1977:
Seems i’ll eventually switch from deezer to spotify then.

I hate Spotify.

Spotify makes me leave the B&O app to pick my music.

Then to expand the experience to other speakers I need to leave Spotify and go back to the B&O app.

And it's not possible to listen to two different Spotify streams at once, so if my girlfriend wants peaceful music in the bedroom while I listen to something more upbeat in the kitchen, that is out of the question.

And for those of us with Beosound Moment, we can't get Spotify on those systems at all, either directly on the device or by Multiroom linking.

If Spotify worked within the B&O app it would be much more attractive to me, the Moment issues notwithstanding.

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steve1977 replied on Tue, Nov 30 2021 4:36 AM
Have another question to anyone who actively uses spotifyconnect in a multi-room setup.

Let’s assume i have 5 b&o speakers and all five support spotifyconnect.

The only way to start the stream will be through the spotify app, right?

So, the use case is that i play to one speaker from the spotify app and then switch to the b&o app to extend to further speakers and change the audio level. i can also skip to the next track, pause, and end the stream. and also unjoin. i can do all of the above also directly from the speaker as long as it allows “tap to join”.

what if i have a group formed of 3 speakers formed in the b&o app. can i keep this group permanent? and then stream from spotify to any of the three speakers and it will play on all three?

And lastly, does this even work for google voice assistant? i.e., can i use the GVA to start a spotify stream on my b&o speaker (hey google, play xxx) and then use “tap to join” to add other speakers to this gva initiated spotify stream?

Thanks!!!
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