By Meridian Audio Limited
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Get the most out of your Meridian Sooloos system by using your iPhone™ or iPod® Touch as a rich wireless controller. The Sooloos app lets you take full advantage of Meridian's award-winning Sooloos digital media system to store, manage, browse, and play the highest quality audio in multiple zones around your home.
NOTE: This app requires a Sooloos digital media system running version 2.192 or later. To learn more about Sooloos products, visit the Meridian web site at http://www.meridian-audio.com/
The Sooloos app from Meridian connects to your WiFi network, locates your Sooloos system and connects to it automatically... no configuration is necessary. Once connected, you can browse your music and control all aspects of playback in all your system's zones.
Sooloos offers you many ways to explore your music collection: browse by artist, genre, release date, import date, or using tags you create yourself. Control how you listen to your playlists using shuffle, loop, and the unique Swim mode, which uses your preferences to select music for you.
Quick search allows you to enter text using the on-screen keyboard, and displays album and track results as you type.
Play different music in each room of your home, or link zones to play the same music in multiple rooms. Use transport and seek to control playback in each of your zones independently. Control the volume of the outputs of your Sooloos system, or even your Meridian processor or DSP loudspeakers directly.
Create or load playlists, then edit and save them right from your iPhone™ or iPod® Touch.
Using the Focus feature on the Meridian Sooloos Control 10, you can create custom tailored music collections -- like "Hard Rock from the 1970's", "Top-rated Post-Bop Jazz", or "Most-played albums featuring Yo-Yo Ma" -- and recall them at a touch from the Sooloos app.
- WiFi auto-discovery
- Transport control
- Volume and mute controls
- View full-screen cover art for current track
- Control multiple zone playback
- Browse by artist, genre, release date, import date, tags
- Shuffle, Loop, and Seek
- Swim chooses music for you
- Quick Search using on-screen keyboard
- Create, Load, Edit, and Save playlists
- Browse Focuses created on your Sooloos system
What's New in Version 2.101
- Added iPad Support
NOTE: This update requires Sooloos version 2.247
Great app, cover flow would be good. Would be willing to pay for better functions.
My Sooloos is now a fully fledged multi room system in my home.
Kids love it, wife loves it fantastic.
Never connects first time
I always have to select 'search again' after It fails to find the system core , same on the iPad too.
Great hardware but a disappointing iPad app
I recently purchased the new Sooloos Media Core 200 to add digital streaming to an existing Linn system. Using an iPad app as a controller (and the fact the Linn equivalent UI is simply dreadful) persuaded me now was the time to buy into Meridian's digital streaming hi-fi vision.
Unfortunately whilst the hardware is extremely good (matching up to my CD player), the iPad app and the Mac software Meridian provide is functional but not up there with the best in terms of design, usability and makes the system feel pretty out of date! Compared to Apple's own iPod application this feels significantly less slick, in particular only working in portrait mode and making no use of the album cover art. The control: mac software that is used for editing meta data on tracks and ripping to lossless to transfer to the Sooloos is also fairly average and is also somewhat unreliable, hanging occaisionally when trying to rip certain discs if error correction is turned off.
Given the MC200 costs £2000 in the UK, I expect better of Meridian and hope they update both the Mac control app and th iPad app to take make the interface better. If apple can do it, and crestron and AMX are willing to invest in their UIs why not Meridian - it is after all the way we access all that great music and needs to be something that encourages rather than discourages exploring.
The cynical might say that its a marketing tactic to distance the entry level (!) MC200 from the Control 15 - which makes much better use of album cover art in particular. I hope thats not the case, and I'd even be willing to pay for better designed app if that was needed for Meridian to justify putting in some extra effort.
A for the Sooloos sound quality
C- for the app front-end. Must try harder.
- Category: Music
- Updated: 27 May 2010
- Version: 2.101
- Size: 0.6 MB
- Language: English
- Developer: Sooloos LLC
- © Meridian Audio Limited
Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.