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
Just right and still evolving.
I'm using this app to control a system built around an MD600 media store, a Control 15 (C15) and more recently an AC818. I listen through a pair of DSP7200. I control the system with a couple of iPad 2s, sometimes my iPhone 4s, the C15, and as well as Control PC. I'm so impressed with the Apple apps that I'm thinking of selling my Control 15 as they're are so reliable, intuitive and well integrated that I rarely use it (C15).
I think much of the criticism that some reviewers have voiced may stem from combinations of older hardware/software and wifi set up issues rather than the app per se.
Latest software on all components (Meridian, Apple, wifi/router) is essential, and it's probably wise to reinstall the apps after upgrading iOS to the latest version. Also, use a good quality router with gigabit switching. The Meridian Sooloos is very sophisticated. It warrants a thoughtful and optimized end-to-end implementation.
I have not been impacted by a single bug, connection or communication problem in nearly a year of ownership and I'm something of a power user with a 2500 album music library based on CDs and a small number of high res files from HD Tracks.
My user experience strongly suggests - does not prove -that the apps work well and that most of others problems probably stem from other system infrastructure causes.
Do Not Install v2.101 with 3G iPads
This iPad app corrupts the iOS of the 3G iPad models.
Once this app is installed on a 3G iPad, you will eventually, be it 5 minutes, 5 hours or 5 days, you will notice the 3G drops out. Next you'll notice "Searching" followed by "No Service". Lastly there will be a pop up window stating "Restore Needed".
At this point you'll not be able to reestablish the 3G connection. You may temporary get the connection if you reboot the iPad, but it will again fail and a restore will be requested.
The best part is yet to come. Delete the App and reboot the device. Likely you'll be asked to connect to iTunes to setup. You may also be unable to launch Apps you've downloaded if you should happened to get back into the iPad without running iTunes. Lastly, you will not be able to restore functionality from a backup if that backup already contained the Sooloos App. The iOS is corrupted and complete refresh of the OS is needed to restore normal operation.
Apple and AT&T have both witnessed this and both have logged the issue.
I suspect the wi-fi only iPad is fine. The iPhone does not exhibit this issue.
What a great app for an a amazing product!
I have been using this application for about a year now and am still fascinated by it. It's a total winner for Meridian and works well in conjugation with the iPad version and ControlPC and ControlMac. Tip: For best performance use your iPhone5 with 5GHz Wi-Fi.
- Category: Music
- Updated: May 27, 2010
- Version: 2.101
- Size: 0.6 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Sooloos LLC
- © Meridian Audio Limited
Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.