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The new B&O App is available for iOS in the App Store

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Roger
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Roger Posted: Wed, Mar 8 2017 9:45 AM

You can now download the new app in Apple's App Store.

The new app merges the content of the existing Bang & Olufsen Apps (BeoMusic, BeoSetup, BeoRemote, BeoLab 90 and BeoLink) into one app.

Short videos available on YouTube:

Add products: https://youtu.be/XUf9YG9Xk5I

Multiroom: https://youtu.be/vcdk7DS_X0Q

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Roger:

You can now download the new app in Apple's App Store.

The new app merges the content of the existing Bang & Olufsen Apps (BeoMusic, BeoSetup, BeoRemote, BeoLab 90 and BeoLink) into one app.

Short videos available on YouTube:

Add products: https://youtu.be/XUf9YG9Xk5I

Multiroom: https://youtu.be/vcdk7DS_X0Q

Yay
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I somehow don't think it relaxes the BeoRemote just yet

I downloaded and signed in. The avant is not on the list of currently supported products. But most others are.
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@Roger

Those videos must show the Android version.

Anyway - gives you a hint of what is coming.

By the way - did you notice in the setup video the one product named 'Trump', which was 'unreachable' ;-)))

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StKong replied on Wed, Mar 8 2017 11:41 AM
Millemissen:

By the way - did you notice in the setup video the one product named ' Trump ', which was ' unreachable ' ;-)))

😂

I love the TuneIn interface!
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Roger replied on Wed, Mar 8 2017 11:47 AM

@millemissen

Yeah, good observation - is this to allow for two way audio monitoring?

Roger 

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Roger:

 is this to allow for two way audio monitoring?

We'll have to ask the 'Cloud team' in Struer to know :-O

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If the screenshot/Youtube is from the Android version of the app, maybe we don't have to wonder ;-)

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egges replied on Wed, Mar 8 2017 6:24 PM

in germany still no new app except Beolink 2

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The app does not support NL-devices so not able to distribute music from my Moment to NL sourced rooms (V1) and ML sourced rooms (NL/ML converter). Therefore the app cannot replace the BeoMusic app.

Hopefully this is picked up by B&O through this forum and will amend the app in short time. It looks really nice!

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Sandyb replied on Wed, Mar 8 2017 9:12 PM

from what they have said, NL TV's will be added quite soon, next few weeks they said......

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Sandyb:

from what they have said, NL TV's will be added quite soon, next few weeks they said......

Thanks Sandyb, sounds great!
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Sal replied on Thu, Mar 9 2017 1:51 AM

I'm curious why the B&O app is asking to sign up for an account? I really dislike having to be made to sign up for an account to just use an app. If they want data, just ask the user as a terms of service or within the app, rather than an account requirement. Unless they have other plans up their sleeve.

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Sal:

I'm curious why the B&O app is asking to sign up for an account? I really dislike having to be made to sign up for an account to just use an app. If they want data, just ask the user as a terms of service or within the app, rather than an account requirement. Unless they have other plans up their sleeve.

When I was asked to sign up I thought it was ok. I thought it was used to group all of your accounts into one so if you signed in on another device it would bring them together? I'll find out when I sign in on the iPad.

As well As the settings and products etc.
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I was so excited for this app, but it seems to be a nightmare of bizarrely pieced-together features with not much of clear interface.

I typically start a music stream from my Moment and then add the BeoPlay A9.  Not a simple task now.

1.  the initial screen is full of album covers from deezer.  i don't use deezer.  I have a DLNA.  none of my own albums or playlists.  Why?

2. to get to multi-room, the quirky landscape mode is gone, as is the group button.  Now one must click not he current device icon (?!?) then tap the small obscure group icon, then then tap a plus sign.  Then tap a back button to get back to the previous screen. (same weird process to remove a device from multi-room).

3.  to adjust the volume on a multi-room device, one must tap the currently used device icon, then tap the icon of the other device, then use a sliding button to adjust volume, then tap the back button to go back to the previous screen.

4. Double tapping the bottom bar made me hopeful as i brought up something like the older app.  yet the new screen does little.  No album art displayed, the only thing you can do from this screen is like a track, change the source of the device (why is Deezer + DLNA a combined choice?), scrub though a us the familiar navigation and volume buttons.  there is no way to view a playlist or change to another playlist.

5.  I don't see any way to access music on my DLNA server.  No way to find artists in my collection, no way to find playlists in my collection.  The only thing accessible under Music is a bunch of "top" albums, artists, and playlists that have nothing at all to do with me.

Did I miss something?  the instruction videos review the only intuitive elements of the app, which are connecting to wifi and adding a device.

Yikes!

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Sal:

I'm curious why the B&O app is asking to sign up for an account? I really dislike having to be made to sign up for an account to just use an app. If they want data, just ask the user as a terms of service or within the app, rather than an account requirement. Unless they have other plans up their sleeve.

Ok, so it was as I assumed

Yesterday I loaded the app on my iPhone in Thailand

Today, I loaded the app on my iPad (it's an app only made for iPhone at this stage) so it looks a little smaller on the iPad

I signed in to my B&O account and it automatically moved all my settings to the iPad. No need to sign in to Deezer or whatever. Perfecto.

Now if the B&O account can be linked to my customer number so i can see the warranty status of my products etc - that would be good and an ability to update my details if needed. I do know the shop can do that :-)
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@johnbrks

I assume that you mean the new Bang & Olufsen app.

This is not supposed to replace the Beomusic app - not yet.

It is (or will be) more than that, when finished.

There are a lot of the functions from the recent app (as you wrote), that aren't there.

The team has decided to release versions of it along the way, so that we can participate in the progress (if we want to).

This is a good thing, as I see it - a more open way to do things than before.

Please read this thread to understand more:

http://forum.beoworld.org/forums/p/23960/197013.aspx#197013

MM

 

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