Bowers & Wilkins has announced a new development to its Formation wireless technology platform, the new Bowers & Wilkins Music App significantly increases the number of music-streaming services accessible to owners of Formation-enabled Bowers & Wilkins products.

Available to both Android™ and iOS users, the App will initially offer support for Qobuz, TIDAL, TuneIn, Dash Radio (in certain markets), NTS Radio and SoundCloud, with more subscription services and streaming platforms to be added in the coming months. High-resolution (24-bit/96kHz) performance is also available, via Qobuz.

the new Bowers & Wilkins Music App for Android and iOS

B & W Music App

The Bowers & Wilkins Music App aggregates content from each available music service into one easily browsed interface to access tracks, albums, playlists and radio stations. Personalised recommendation features and a selection of curated Bowers & Wilkins playlists further enhance the user experience by simplifying and enhancing their daily listening choices.

Initially, the Bowers & Wilkins Music App will operate alongside the existing Bowers & Wilkins Home App, which will continue to provide set-up functionality for Formation-enabled products in the short term. Later in the year, Bowers & Wilkins will combine all App functionality for Formation-enabled products into the Music App to create a unified set-up, control and streaming experience, at which point the existing Home App will lapse.

All other functionality already offered by Formation-enabled products remains current, including AirPlay® 2 and Bluetooth® aptX™ HD support for streaming from mobile devices, integrated support for both Spotify Connect and Roon, plus Works With Alexa certification.

The Formation platform is wholly owned by Bowers & Wilkins and the company has recently expanded its development resources and engineering team with significant recruitment aimed at expanding its software and user experience skillsets. Going forward, Bowers & Wilkins plans to continue to invest in and expand the capabilities of its Formation-enabled product portfolio to both further improve the user experience and to add new features, including support for popular custom-installation control systems such as Control4.

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