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Description

The Bowers & Wilkins Home app is your interface for every Formation product, providing effortless access to Bowers & Wilkins True Sound.

Seamless Set Up
Power up your Formation products, connect to your Wi-Fi network, choose your Space and you’re ready to enjoy legendary sound.

Configure & Personalise
Add more Formation products to enhance your system’s sound potential or extend your Formation experience to other Spaces in your home. Enable capabilities such as streaming music via Bluetooth®, controlling your TV’s volume and adjusting bass and treble. Through regular software updates, evolve your Formation products to enjoy the best listening experience both today and tomorrow.

Music Throughout Your Home
Easily create a whole home music experience by assigning your Formation products to Spaces in your home. Use the app or our Form button to seamlessly move your music from room to room. Group and control the volume across individual or multiple Spaces. See what music you’re playing and where it’s being played.

Bowers & Wilkins
Bowers & Wilkins has been at the forefront of high-performance audio for over 50 years. Featured in the world’s finest studios such as the legendary Abbey Road, our world-class loudspeakers are famous for delivering music in the most accurate manner possible.

Compatible Models
- Formation Audio
- Formation Bar
- Formation Bass
- Formation Duo
- Formation Wedge
- Formation Flex

What’s New

Version 1.3

New features - We’ve added support for voice-control via Amazon Alexa! The new Formation Skill is a convenient way to wirelessly stream music and control your Formation product via Alexa-enabled devices using your voice. Please note, our Skill currently supports users in North America and Canada, with support for other countries being added in January. 
Bug fixes - Minor fixes and improvements

Ratings and Reviews

3.6 out of 5
44 Ratings

44 Ratings

M. Rother ,

Keeps losing Formation speakers

Recently purchased the Formation Bar, Bass then added the Flex speakers for 5.1 sound system. During break in and trial of the Bar and Bass components, the app lost both speakers and would not find either. Bluetooth connection still connected and streamed music as expected but I could use this app to adjust any speaker levels or sound preferences. Ordered the surround set and when received I reset all speakers and reestablished the network connection and reinstalled all the speakers. Two days in and all speakers are no longer showing on the app. Great speakers, horrible experience with the app. Considering returning the speakers if problem is not resolved. Rating 1 star.

Update: After reaching a B&W rep and troubleshooting some, they felt my internet provider’s modem/router was affecting its gateway. The rep suggested reinstalling the speakers one of my other wireless networks which were being hosted via older apple routers. Once installing the speakers on that network, the B&W app and Apple AirPlay have been working as designed and have continued to allow speaker management.

Now if B&W would include a remote control and better eq settings to bring out the vocals on the formation bar while watching tv. Musically, great sound and plenty of power when coupled with the flex speakers in 5.1. While watching tv, vocals seem lower in db and perhaps even a little muffled at lower volume. My wife and I prefer to use only our tv’s built in speakers when not not wanting the extra volume for movies.

Rating: 4 stars - as Im relieved to have the designed functionality working properly.

Developer Response ,

Hi M. Rother, thanks for your updated review and feedback, please accept our apologies the experience with App connection were problematic, however it's great to hear our support teams were able to provide assistance to get things working for you. Our software development teams are working on resolving reported issues to be rolled-out in a new update in the new year. For anything else please continue to liaise with our technical support teams on support@bowerswilkins.com. Thank you, Bowers & Wilkins

LandOcAlrisSsiaN ,

Formation speakers & App.

App is great! Connecting bar and bass module was easy. App notified me of firmware updates automatically, connection into “spaces” was intuitive. Configuring bass and treble is a breeze. Coming from Bose 700 products, you had to constantly go into the app for things, not here. Once you have everything dialed in, it’s set and forget. All formation products even power off and on automatically too, saving power. Less work for me all the way around. People with problems don’t know what their doing. Would like to be able to add 2 bass modules to the Bar however. #fingerscrossed

Koosh3d ,

For the cost of the speakers I expect a better app

The app is pretty barebones. Setup of my Formation soundbar was very easy. However the app is, aside from the initial setup, largely useless. It would be much better to have more functions or options in the app for such an expensive speaker ($1200). Yamaha, for example, for their MusicCast system has a much more robust app and can do a lot with its speakers. B&W should take some notes and give a lot more functionality with the app and it’s very expensive speakers. If this were a $400 speaker this would be a 4 star review. The fact it’s $1200, this app is not good enough.

Information

Seller
B&W Group Ltd
Size
72.4 MB
Category
Music
Compatibility

Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Languages

English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese

Age Rating
4+
Copyright
Price
Free

Supports

  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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