Bowers & Wilkins Enhances Formation Suite With New App
Bowers & Wilkins promises more convenience and versatility with the announcement of an update to its Home app, used in conjunction with the company's recently launched Formation wireless audio range.
Readers may remember my review of the Formation suite back in October 2019 that left us most impressed and earned itself a coveted StereoNET Applause Award.
At launch, the accompanying Home app acted merely as the means to set up the products. Once they were registered on its seamless wireless network, you are handed over to your music source or streaming app of choice for control of the Formation suite.
The lack of any music sources or streaming platforms from within the Home app made sense, to me at least, as most consumers are by now familiar with their apps of choice - Spotify, for example. Other commentators expressed disappointment at this omission, however, and it seems that Bowers & Wilkins have listened.
In the new year, Bowers & Wilkins will release an updated and enhanced version of its Home app. Planned to land in “early 2020”, the reworked Home application is driven by Bowers & Wilkins' hunger for innovative technology. According to the company, the enhanced iOS and Android app will enable you to access streaming music sites including Tidal and Qobuz (which at the time of writing, is still not available in Australia), with Deezer following closely behind.
Furthermore, all your audio content will be aggregated through the app, which means that you will be able to browse all the tracks, albums, playlists, and radio stations in one place even though they're spread across multiple services. That includes your personal music libraries and collections, along with other high-resolution content.
The new addition to the Formation suite can only be considered an improvement to what is already an exceptional offer from Bowers & Wilkins with its first wireless multi-room audio products.
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