Bowers & Wilkins Control
By Equity (USA), Inc.
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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 Music System. For new Wireless Music System owners, the app will walk you through all the simple steps to connect to your Wi-Fi network and start streaming your music quickly. For existing owners the app will discover your Wireless Music Systems and let you manage the name settings.
To get started with your Wireless Music System setup or management, 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 Bowers & Wilkins Wireless Music System, ensure you have the latest version of this app, as new features and improvements will be added in future updates.
• This app is only compatible with A5, A7, Z2 and Zeppelin Air.
• 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 1.6.1
Various bug fixes and user interface improvements.
Easy to Install But as basic as can be afterwards
The speakers have never needed firmware update nor has anything in the app changed besides "minor bug fixes" this app needs to be three dimensional sorta like the speakers that are linked to it. It seems as if the app is only two dimensional and hasn't improved in itself or the speakers via a firmware update which leads people to think if Bowers and Wilkins has the best sounding speakers and best quality yet their brains that lets you hear the speakers traits never improves. That tells me one thing eventually the best sounding speakers won't be the best anymore when another brand of wireless speakers creates or improves their app to take their speakers to the next level while bowers just remains where it's at. It seems like ya'll hit a peak or hopefully your team is taking all this time in developing new software for your application to make it three dimensional and more functional so it can stay up to par with the speaker because it's only a matter of time before a new speaker emerges of equal or better quality.
Issue with setup (connecting device)
Good app easy to understand but be aware it may not work if your iPhone or IPad is connected to a VPN while trying to configure your A7. I recently moved to a new home and I had to reset the A7 to reconfigure the network, the setup is smart enough to tell you you need to reset, after reseting I had a headache while trying to send the information for the new network, my phone was able to connect tot the A7_Setup wireless but the app got stuck with the message "Connecting to device" after a few hours of frustration I realized my phone has a VPN connection active, after shutting down the VPN the app worked flawlessly. I Hope it helps...
This app made setting up my new A5 speaker come rely painless!! I've set up other AirPlay speakers in the past, and they always required some level of fiddling with my router (pressing WPS button and hoping for the best). Bowers and Wilkins shows 'em all how it's done!
- Category: Utilities
- Updated: Apr 15, 2014
- Version: 1.6.1
- Size: 21.5 MB
- Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
- Seller: Equity (USA), Inc.
- © Bowers & Wilkins
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.