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gysse2004 posted on Wed, Mar 25 2020 3:35 PM

New software update, fixed light diode disappears during audio mode, shows metadata for radio on top for 2 min now, instead of on the left hand side. Much nicer 😎 also gives coverflow when playing Chromecast. 

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mbee replied on Thu, Mar 26 2020 12:46 PM

And don't forget it's the first time you can quickly update your Beovision's panel by buying another one in any cheap TV shop Big Smile

(that's not my aim of course, the longer it lasts the better for the planet)

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Displaying TuneIn Radio

Displaying Chromecast metadata.

The volume display shows as usual on the screen.

Here’s an overview of what is possible.

Enjoy the update Harmony owners!

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Would be nice if we can get the same info on EclipseSmile

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Well it's a nice update for Harmony owners that actually use their Harmony for music streaming.  So it's chromecast only if you want to see metadata and cover art with no airplay 2 (obv licensing).

I wonder if a future update can make it a little more B&O?  But would that effectively mean text only (font like a BS4) and no cover art

Or cover art on the left and in the middle section as it seems the UI is in 3 parts, have "chromecast audio" in text without the chromecast logo and then the song and album under neath that and get rid of the "source" logo on the right hand side. 

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w5bno123:

Displaying TuneIn Radio

Displaying Chromecast metadata.

The volume display shows as usual on the screen.

Here’s an overview of what is possible.

Enjoy the update Harmony owners!

Regards

Stuart

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And if you play music from a Moment or other source through NL, no meta data shown? And drom own Deezer app in the Harmony, metadata shown or not?

With this new direction of the Multiroom usage through chromecast and airplay, is there still any function for the B&O app (apart for setting up things)?

Thanks for sharing!

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Fansastic:

And if you play music from a Moment or other source through NL, no meta data shown? And drom own Deezer app in the Harmony, metadata shown or not?

With this new direction of the Multiroom usage through chromecast and airplay, is there still any function for the B&O app (apart for setting up things)?

Thanks for sharing!

NL: which NL device is joined and the devices source which is playing; no meta data

Airplay: no meta data, just the source AirPlay is shown.

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Fansastic:

With this new direction of the Multiroom usage through chromecast and airplay, is there still any function for the B&O app (apart for setting up things)?
hardly.

B&o looses its identity in the multiroom aria completely this way.

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Hiort replied on Fri, Mar 27 2020 9:27 AM

Fansastic:

And from own Deezer app in the Harmony, metadata shown or not?

No metadata shown

 

 

 

 

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Carolpa:

hardly.

B&o looses its identity in the multiroom aria completely this way.

Completely agree. Shocking how little people seem to care about this. I’m completely dedicated to use the B&O interface only through Beoremote1, app and touch to join. The minut they got this almost 100% they seem to ditch it all in once. Is the management that bad that they just don’t care?? The NL protocol can not be that expensive and the app is almost there so not a big investment anymore to keep it maintained.

I watched the google pairing of the Balance the chromecast setup on youtube channel from John of B&O Manchester and I was feeling sad, the B&O app is looking so much better and simpler to use!

And even the Harmony is leaning more and more to AP and CC use only. Is the Harmony still functioning over NL I wonder. Maybe the Eclipse is really the last Beovision ever made...

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Fansastic:

And even the Harmony is leaning more and more to AP and CC use only. Is the Harmony still functioning over NL I wonder. Maybe the Eclipse is really the last Beovision ever made...

NL on Harmony is comparable to NL on Eclipse.

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That is sufficient enough

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Carolpa:
Airplay: no meta data, just the source AirPlay is shown.

How disappointing, same problems like at the Beosound 35. Chromecast meta-data are displayed but no meta-data when using Airplay. Perhaps the following link will give the B&O software developer some hints how to do solve it for Airplay (https://appcodelabs.com/show-artist-song-metadata-using-airplay-on-raspberry-pi).

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HH1971 replied on Sun, Jul 19 2020 8:53 AM

Thank you Alsfeld for the hind, it would be so unbelievable if B&O software developer would fix the problem at the Beosound 35. So that at least Airplay is using the full functionalities (display) of the Beosound 35, since Bang & Olufsen stopped Netlink / NL and unfortunately the Bang&Olufsen app is not usable at all for music content streaming.

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B&O hasn’t stopped NL, that’s a misconception.

B&O’s app isn’t a streaming app, it’s a controller for the streaming part inside your b&o device.

And lastly, ap2 not showing meta data is apple not allowing it atm, it’s not the fact that B&O hasn’t done it as they would love to implement it. CC is a more open platform and they don’t need to ask permission for that, that’s why it works with CC.

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Mikipidia:
And lastly, ap2 not showing meta data is apple not allowing it atm,

You are sure? I can not believe it!

When I stream via Airplay to my Beosound Core the B&O iOS app shows the meta-data of the Airplay stream! When I stream to my Beosound 35, the B&O iOS app shows nothing besides „Airplay“ (a license / legal topic? - why is the Beosound Core able to show it at the B&O iOS app?).

When I „touch to join“ the Beosound 35 to join my Beosound Core, the Beosound 35 shows in the B&O iOS App AND on the Beosound35 display the Airplay meta-data (is this a bug or a feature and a licence / legal problem for B&O?)

Sorry, for me it looks like so often in the past (e.g. Beosound Moment, Beosound 5), that Bang & Olufsen stopped the development of the Beosound 35 before the software became mature and finalized. Every new CEO brings in new ideas and new products and the products of the predecessor are just discontinued. This company philosophy unfortunately will not build up trust at all, especially considering the average retention time of a CEO at Bang & Olufsen.

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