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PK posted on Sat, Oct 27 2018 6:37 AM

Hi!

Is it possible to use the Horizon as a stand alone music system and control it from the beoapp? I've tried with mine but the app says that it not supported.

it would be lovely to be able to play music direct from the app to the TV without having to route it through my Beosound 1... 

 

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PK:

Is it possible to use the Horizon as a stand alone music system and control it from the beoapp? I've tried with mine but the app says that it not supported.

You mean the Bang & Olufsen app, right?

In the app you should be able to see the Horizon.

I am not sure how the sources of it are shown there

When that is highlighted, you should be able to see the sources of it in the now playing view by tapping the three small dots.

If not - it would be nice, if someone with a Horizon (or another Video Engine 3.0 based BV) could comment and post a screenshot - I don’t have any BV from that generation.

However, don’t expect the same user experience that you probably know from controlling your BS1 with the Bang & Olufsen app.

 

Note: when you have the BS1 connected to your Horizon you should be able to see some of its sources in the list of the tv/remote = those with an added link symbol.

Or don’t you want to involve the BS1 at all?

 

MM

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Thanks Michael for your chiming in!

What if you have e.g. the A9 connected to the Horizon (see pic below)?

in that case you should have the sources (some of them) as linked sources on the tv and available in the app.

I can not test that here, because my tv’s are V E1.0-based (Avant2014/V1) and I don’t use Deezer anyway.

When I play TuneIn from my (connected) Essence activated theough the tv, the stream starts there and the Essence is muted.

Ok - that will not solve the problem of PK, if he is not at all willing to engage his other NL product.

But it should work, when the BS1 is not needed in the house for anything else at the same time.

Could you maybe test that for the Horizon?

 

Only solution - if the BS1 must be keept out - is to have an Essence (2nd gen) or a Core set up as an integrated part of the Horizon.

This way the app surely will work.

 

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Here is a picture, that shows how the (linked) sources of my connected Essence appear in the list in the app.

 


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@MM what is BeoCast in the sources list ?

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😉 That is simply the nickname for the ChromeCast Audio dongle connected to the coax digital inut port on the V1.

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Millemissen:

😉 That is simply the nickname for the ChromeCast Audio dongle connected to the coax digital inut port on the V1.

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Ha Ha you got me

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‘Music’ plays on my tv - what more could you want........activated from the app!

 


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I suspect I could connect my essence which is not used and connect that as a source on the 14 and that could work with the app.

I think that’s the same scenario you were mentioning with the A9 MM?
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Yes - but please notice that there are two ways of doing so:

1: connected

2: integrated

The first one is, when you have speakers with the product.

The second one is, when it uses the speakers of the tv only.

P.S. If you have the Essence unused now, I’d advice you to use it integrated with the BV.

You can hide it away somewhere - as long as it is on the same network....preferably wired.

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it's already on the network, i'll switch it on and integrate it with the BV14.

I might as well move it in the same room as the TV, and i can always run it with wires as i have a full complement of wires in the wall for this set up 

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Don’t mean to hijack your thread PK but I believe that these findings also help you and are similar to what you may find

So I turned on my essence and set on the essence as Beovision 14

On the BV 14 I chose essence

The essence is in lounge room (at the mo) and the 14 is in the bedroom

However I can’t play something on the essence and it automatically plays on the 14 from the app which I was hoping

I have to use the app and play something on the essence and then add the 14 in a multi room setup

Interestingly when the 14 was off (standby) I couldn’t see it in the essence settings as an available source but could see all of the others.

I turned on the 14 then I could see it as an available source.

Have to think how I can play something on the essence and it starts up the 14 automatically and starts playing using the TV speakers.

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Latest findings is that I just use the iPhone app Deezer and can cast to the 14

So therefore you use your app (but not b&o)

More findings to come

Volume up and down on your iPhone shows as per the picture above

The TV screen shows

And you can use the BROne to skip tracks
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I just realised I had Wake on WLAN off on the 14

As I turned off the wireless as I have it plugged into the same network via Ethernet.

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Ok I think I got it to work with the app

Now I have wake on lan on and wireless off

In the app I tapped the 14 and it said it couldn’t be reached then the 14 indicator said yes and went green

And I could select the essence as the source.

However deezer is not an available source like it is in the Avant

H

One more test to do later is that if I play something on my iPhone on the app can I add the 14 as a speaker and that’s what I think PK was trying to do

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“One more test to do later is that if I play something on my iPhone on the app can I add the 14 as a speaker and that’s what I think PK was trying to do”

Which you cannot do. You need to select a product first then a source.

When the app first came out you could play then add a source but it changed to the other way around.

So my findings is that:

- you can select the 14 from the app

- you cannot play deezer from the app on the 14

- you can select an integrated source

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Aussie Michael:
Don’t mean to hijack your thread PK but I believe that these findings also help you and are similar to what you may find

 

However I can’t play something on the essence and it automatically plays on the 14 from the app which I was hoping

I have to use the app and play something on the essence and then add the 14 in a multi room setup

Have to think how I can play something on the essence and it starts up the 14 automatically and starts playing using the TV speakers.

Been trying to tell you that the option ‘integrated setup’.....check that box 🤪

is intended for a setup, where e.g. the Essence uses the speakers of the BV.

You’ll see, that it then will turn on the BV, when you play TuneIn, Deezer...

MM

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