Bowers & Wilkins Control
By B&W Group Ltd
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Welcome to the Bowers & Wilkins Control app, formerly known as Bowers & Wilkins AirPlay Setup.
This intuitive app will help you to setup and manage your Wireless Speakers. For new owners, the app shows you simple steps to connect to your Wi-Fi network and start streaming your music quickly. For existing owners the app will discover your speakers and let you manage their settings.
To get started with your Wireless Speaker simply launch the app and follow the on screen instructions. Help is available in each step as you go, and you can contact Bowers & Wilkins from the app if you need more assistance.
To get the best experience with your Wireless Speaker, ensure you have the latest version of this app.
• This app is only compatible with Zeppelin Wireless, A5, A7, Z2 and Zeppelin Air.
• This app is only compatible with iOS 7 and above
• To use AirPlay on your iPod touch, iPhone or iPad, iOS 4.2 or higher is required.
• To use AirPlay on your Mac or PC, iTunes 10.1 or later is required.
What's New in Version 1.8.4
• Various bug fixes and performance improvements
Love the Zeppelin wireless which seems to work well and easily via Bluetooth or airplay - and without needing to go through the app. Which is just as well as it keeps crashing. Setting up with the app works but was an exercise in patience. No kidding I had to keep going back into this app probably about 12 times to get everything set up because it keeps crashing out and when it does you lose everything you've put in so far.
Very fiddly and needs Redone Every Use
That that self appears relatively straightforward to use but it just does not seem to work most of the time. I have gone through the setup process enough times to know the set up process so it is not that I'm aware of doing anything wrong.
I am not sure whether the fault lies with the airplay concept or B&W Zeppelin set up I would have to think that it's the Zeppelin set up as Apple are known for ease of use.
When you do get it set up the sound quality from Zeppelin is good but it is very frustrating to have to do reset it every time you use it and then only find that it works around about 30% or 40% of the time. Very poor from a premium brand.
I have had to send my Zeppelin back to the factory twice at a cost of £90 to have the software sorted.
Worked but could be better
This app is supposed to make it easy to set up your zeppelin on an Apple device. Upon first starting it found the Zeppelin straightway and I was able to log into the wireless network very easily.
The app then found a new firmware release, downloaded it and installed it without any pain.
For me it was the attempt to connect to Airplay that caused the issue as my iPhone kept asking for the Zeppelin password.
I couldn't see it anywhere and eventually reported to logging into the Zeppelin via an http connection. There was the password i merged and from there it was plain sailing.
So certainly made setup easier but could have been clearer about the Airplay password.
Apart from that great app.
- Category: Utilities
- Updated: 15 December 2016
- Version: 1.8.4
- Size: 31.1 MB
- Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
- Developer: B&W Group Ltd
- © Bowers & Wilkins
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.