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Beosound 5 / Beomaster 5: When will we get a REALY good Control Software (App) from B&O?

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TWG
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TWG posted on Fri, Apr 27 2012 9:23 AM

Hi,


sometimes in the old forum there was an iPad application mentioned that will be released from Bang & Olufsen for the Beosound 5 / Beomaster 5 combi.

Any news about that?

I want a simple comfortable remote application that's showing what's playing and let me control the system, search for music etc.

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Hello!

I just found a very nice app called Creation 5 in App store. Very nice layout and it looks really good on my iPad!! And it works excellent. I hope it soon will open for playing radio...

When the app was installed on my iPad, I needed to open the Network info on my BEO 5. As I am no expert on BO5, I called a BO- store in Norway to help me open my Beosound 5 for my new app..

The price of the Creation 5 was about $ 58, NOK 359, GBP 39....

 

Svein!

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HVD replied on Sat, May 5 2012 10:05 PM

I've been waiting for a couple of years now as well. Hope B&O or somebody else programs a nice and fully functional app soon. 

I think this will make BS5 complete, and until then we must live with the good old fasion up front control or buy the BEO6 wich I think is not much better than BEO4 when using BS5. 

B&O: Start inergrating with Apple and other smart devices, please!

 

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mbee replied on Sat, May 5 2012 10:42 PM

The BS5 can be controlled by any DLNA app, except volume, on/off and MOTS control (which are easily controlled by BEO4/5/6). But B&O really need to come up quickly with an app enhancing the BS5 user experience!!

For the BS5 Encore, it is worse, as no app is compatible, because the BS5E is not seen on the network as a standard DLNA media renderer.

Come on B&O, hurry up!

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Vienna replied on Sun, May 6 2012 11:06 AM

TWG:
I want a simple comfortable remote application that's showing what's playing and let me control the system,
search for music etc.

Assuming you have WiFi at home: 

Enable WiFi on a BEO 6 and the BEO 6 fulfills these requirements ...

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I asked my dealer if I should upgrade my beo5. And he did say no. He does not like the beo6 wifi for music, especially not if you have LOT of music.

I also hope for an App soon, as an alternative at least.
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Hello!

I just found a very nice app called Creation 5 in App store. Very nice layout and it looks really good on my iPad!! And it works excellent. I hope it soon will open for playing radio...

When the app was installed on my iPad, I needed to open the Network info on my BEO 5. As I am no expert on BO5, I called a BO- store in Norway to help me open my Beosound 5 for my new app..

The price of the Creation 5 was about $ 58, NOK 359, GBP 39....

 

Svein!

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Martin replied on Tue, Nov 20 2012 3:25 PM

Hi, how did you "open" the network info in your Beosound 5? What did the BO-store tell you to do?

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Hi!

I have to call my BO-dealer again.. I think it was under "maintainance" menu on the display.  I wil see if I have an answer for you by Thursday..

Svein

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mbee:

But B&O really need to come up quickly with an app enhancing the BS5 user experience!!

Totally agree!

mbee:

For the BS5 Encore, it is worse, as no app is compatible, because the BS5E is not seen on the network as a standard DLNA media renderer.

Think there will be no more updates for the BS5 Encore, is that true?

 

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Martin replied on Wed, Nov 21 2012 3:44 PM

Hi Svein,

Thank you for checking it up.

Regards
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What is really important for B&O is the speaker sales, and speakers are sold for music systems and for TV's.

Therefore, as BS5 is the newest - and the only digital - music system from B&O, I would find it strange that B&O neglet updating their software. Unless completely new products would come soon.

But I agree that very little happens is this area, especially compared to other brands.

I hope updates soon will come.

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Good evening Martin!

 

I an sorry for not having witten you earlier than now! I have been working hard, and with little or no spare time left, I haven´t had the time to invsetigate much! I calle one dealer, but he told me that the Creation 5 now has been upgraded so that you should not need to do anything with your Beosound 5. I am not sure about that, and since my app works on my BS 5 I can not check if that really is true. He told me to go into the mode " service setting" and from there enable music network, as far as I now can recall. I hope you will sucseed. The Creation 5 is a reallly nice app, but I am not yet really familiar with all the abilities it might offer!

Rgds Svein!

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Looking forward to the first real NetworkLink-based audiosystem in the spring next year :-)

Connect that to the BV11 and control it with the BeoRemote-app, which I think will have some further updates then.

It is just me thinking loud Whistle

Greetings Millemissen

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Double-tapping.... I was too impatient.

Sorry Millemissen

There is a tv - and there is a BV.

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Triple-tapping.... I was much too impatient.

Sorry Millemissen

 

There is a tv - and there is a BV.

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