The Bowers & Wilkins Music app brings your music streaming services, podcasts and online radio stations into one elegant, seamless and great-sounding platform.

With TIDAL, Qobuz, TuneIn, NTS Radio, Dash Radio and other services included and support for more being added regularly, the Bowers & Wilkins Music app gives you cross-service personalised track and playlist recommendations plus exclusive access to curated Bowers & Wilkins content.

Intuitive, elegant, simple - Use our easy-to-use navigation features to discover new music from across all your available streaming services, or simply search directly for the songs you love.

You're in control - When you're ready to play, enjoy complete control over any of your Formation-enabled Bowers & Wilkins products around your home.

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

What’s New

Version 1.0.5

Bug fixes and improvements

Ratings and Reviews

2.5 out of 5
47 Ratings

47 Ratings

j-k-w ,

Not designed for large systems

This app is a big step forward and brings B&W closer to Sonos’ standard; however, the app was clearly not designed for more than 8 or so speaker zones as it is impossible to scroll through the full list of zones to add them (the last few are covered by the master volume control). Not cool, and not what I’d expect of B&W. I’m not even sure I can use my “end of the alphabet” rooms anymore in multi room mode...

Developer Response ,

Hi j-k-w, I am please to let you know that this issue has been resolved in the latest version of the app. Please check it out and let us know what you think. For anything else, please get in touch on, thank you, Bowers & Wilkins

rbell ,

Warning: Junk app

This app is supposed to make it easy to connect music to your Formation soundbar. However, the soundbar itself is horribly designed because it requires the app and is completely intertwined with it. The tv remote can turn the volume up and down but if the tv is turned down to zero, the soundbar is still playing sound! You must use the app to turn the master volume up and down. This has caused roughly 4 million headaches in my house - from sound playing when no one wants it to the speaker being SUPER LOUD when the tv volume shows 25%.

I hate this soundbar. It would be 75% better if they could fix the software on it so it did not require the app. That extra 25% would be to provide an HMDI input instead of solely optical. What is this, 2003? I’d return it if I could but instead I’ll be forced to sell it. The sound is no better out of this soundbar and bass combo than Bose or even Sony or JBL.

Does this app connect to play music? Maybe. But the downfalls of the soundbar are worse than you could imagine.

Developer Response ,

Hi rbell, thanks for your review and feedback, it's important to note that the Formation Sound Bar volume has no association to the TV volume, it is suggested to disable any TV volume; so as not to clash. Any displayed volume on the TV will not be indicative of what the Formation Bar is at; as they operate independently, this means that if the TV is displaying it’s at 0, you can simply continue to ramp the volume down using the TV remote control, and the speakers volume will continue to decrease. The reverse of this is also true, if the TV is displaying the volume is at max, but the sound on the Bar is too low, you can continue to increase the volume using the TV remote control. For additional support and guidance, please email our support teams on, they'll be happy to assist, thank you, Bowers & Wilkins

wsrphoto ,

Needs work

It's iPhone app, needs iPad portrait and landscape version. I don't use streaming services so app needs to access device music library.

Developer Response ,

Hi wsrphoto, I am pleased to let you know that the latest version of the app now supported iPad, check it out and let us know what you think. For anything else, please email our support teams on, thank you, Bowers & Wilkins

App Privacy

The developer, B&W Group Ltd, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Contact Info
  • User Content
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

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

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