3 generations of the B&O app – which one would you prefer?

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    Sandyb
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      Yes, I would tend to agree, that a meaningful set of changes to the app should be mapped out and explained to users – what those changes are in their entirety and once completed, and some rationale for moving from one state of affairs to a new one.

      That perhaps is all a bit ex-post though – after all these decisions are already made, and one must presume that the app team / company more broadly has broader insight into usage patterns / usage issues and preferences than we as a smaller select group do. Of course it would be nice to be in the loop earlier in the process, but being realistic its not something I’d expect.

      Personally I dont use the app much beyond checking/changing settings, as all my music listening exists outside of any B&O UI.  Nevertheless, for those more embedded in the “app as experience”, I have sympathy, and perhaps a little more optimism that once these incremental updates are done, the app will land in a place where most of the control possibilities are back.

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      Stephen
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        I’ve been traumatised since v5.3 bit the dust ?

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        Millemissen
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          When comparing three generations of the B&O app, preference depends on individual needs and features offered. The latest version might have improved functionality and compatibility, while older versions could be more familiar or stable. Ultimately, the choice revolves around which version aligns best with personal preferences and requirements.

          Of course you are right, that this is about ‘personal preferences and requirements’.

          To me it seems like the makers of the current app have neglected the thought of backwards compatibility (something that otherweise always was important for B&O) with the new app version.

          I do not see, where the new app brings ‘improved functionallity and compatibility’.
          Actually there are several options/features missing – it seems like an unfinished product even now after quite a while.
          Something that those with headphones etc and/or a setup with new (Mozart based) products may not miss or notice – but something that has made the daily use of the setups of many a long time B&O user more complicated.

          Is there hope for improvements or it it just something that we/some of us have to work around, is the big question here!

          MM

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          matteventu
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            The new “now playing ” screen is objectively worse than in the older app. It’s not a matter of preferences.

            Could the older layout be improved? Surely! Plenty of things to improve and make it even better.

            Is the new layout an improvement? No, in no way whatsoever.

            And the fact that B&O doesn’t see that is really concerning for the future development of the app.

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            chan005
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              While each version brought improvements, the latest iteration stands out. Its sleek interface, intuitive navigation, and seamless integration with B&O products make it my top choice. With enhanced functionality and a user-friendly design, it truly enhances my audio experience.

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              Millemissen
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                While each version brought improvements, the latest iteration stands out. Its sleek interface, intuitive navigation, and seamless integration with B&O products make it my top choice. With enhanced functionality and a user-friendly design, it truly enhances my audio experience.

                That could be a quote from an official B&O PR announcement!

                Can you really ignore the flaws, that a lot of users have described?

                However – if it is true in your case – no doubt, you are one of the very few content app users.

                MM

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