Bowers & Wilkins has launched a brand new Music App that allows you to management music throughout the B&W Formation vary of merchandise. The B&W Music App works with Qobuz (together with hi-res, 24-bit 96kHz recordsdata), Tidal, TuneIn, Sprint Radio (in sure markets), NTS Radio and SoundCloud. Extra providers can be added “within the coming months”, in accordance with B&W.
Beforehand, the B&W Formation vary advisable use Roon to regulate your music (or AirPlay 2 or Spotify Join), with the B&W House App solely providing set-up performance. Now, very similar to multi-room techniques from Bluesound, Audio Professional and Sonos, there’s a totally functioning management app.
The B&W Music App aggregates content material from every streaming platform into one “simply browsed and chic interface”. It brings you tracks, albums, playlists and radio stations, which B&W provides to with personalised suggestion options and a choice of curated Bowers & Wilkins playlists.
Music App is accessible now on iOS and Android. Initially, it is going to work alongside the present Bowers & Wilkins Home App, which guides you on easy methods to arrange your Formation machine. However quickly the Music App will do the job of each, and the House App can be retired.
Following a management shake-up at B&W, the corporate is eager to emphasize that “the Formation platform is wholly owned by Bowers & Wilkins”. B&W has additionally been on a hiring spree in an effort to broaden its improvement sources and engineering staff, which seems like excellent news to us.
The Formation household is B&W’s tackle a multi-room system. And it is excellent certainly. The Formation Wedge and Formation Duo each picked up an ideal 5 stars from our evaluations, whereas the Flex earned a nonetheless very respectable 4. All of them supply AirPlay 2 and Bluetooth aptX HD for offline streaming from cell gadgets, in addition to built-in assist for Spotify Connect and Roon. They will all be managed along with your voice utilizing the Amazon Alexa private assistant, too.
And now there’s an all-new Music App, which sounds prefer it may make Formation an much more attractive proposition.
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