Welcome to the Bowers & Wilkins Control app, formerly known as Bowers & Wilkins AirPlay Setup.

This intuitive app will help you to setup and manage your Wireless Speakers. For new owners, the app shows you simple steps to connect to your Wi-Fi network and start streaming your music quickly. For existing owners the app will discover your speakers and let you manage their settings.

To get started with your Wireless Speaker simply launch the app and follow the on screen instructions. Help is available in each step as you go, and you can contact Bowers & Wilkins from the app if you need more assistance.

To get the best experience with your Wireless Speaker, ensure you have the latest version of this app.

Please note:

• This app is only compatible with Zeppelin Wireless, A5, A7, Z2 and Zeppelin Air.
• This app is only compatible with iOS 7 and above
• To use AirPlay on your iPod touch, iPhone or iPad, iOS 4.2 or higher is required.
• To use AirPlay on your Mac or PC, iTunes 10.1 or later is required.

What’s New

Version 1.8.7

Bug fixes and improvements including an important fix to product registration.

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
885 Ratings

885 Ratings

Uglymonk ,

Good, but out of date features

The instruction for airplay need updating as the first instruction given is to swipe up from the bottom, it has been different for a couple of years.
Once you have managed to get it connected the rest of the app functions are clean and easy to use, great controller for great music, not managed to get tidal playing through it yet though.

Maybe not updated, knowing the new range were coming and the zeppelin being replaced.

Craig Hiles ,

The Best!

I decided to set-up a wifi-mesh to cover my home, following the installation of super-fast broadband. Happy with it, the next step was to install some great speakers.

I chose one zeppelin, one A7, and 5 A5's.

The quality of sound all around the house is incredible!

Alasdair Mc ,

Easy to use on iOS 12, useless on 13 (for now).

This doesn’t work with iOS 13. I’ve tried to connect to my A5 using both an iPad and an iPhone, and on both devices it says the B&W device isn’t on the same WiFi network.

I had a hunch, given the version history of this app, that iOS 13 was the culprit. Connecting an old iPhone on iOS 12, the setup completed perfectly. B&W really need to get aligned with Apple’s iOS release schedule as a complete loss of functionality just isn’t acceptable.

Developer Response ,

Hi Alasdair, we're sorry to hear the issues experienced with the Control App. Please try going to your Wi-Fi settings and connect to the “speaker_SETUP_XXXX” network first, and then open the Control App, and follow the steps in that arrangement to see if this allows you to set-up. For further support, please contact our product support specialists on Thank you, Bowers & Wilkins.


B&W Group Ltd
42.2 MB

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.


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  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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