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

4.2 out of 5
797 Ratings

797 Ratings

brewhouse ,

No that easy to do wireless set-up

The interface and instructions could be clearer- you will get it set-up and it will eventually work but it’s because you persevered not because it helped you.
One simple fix would be to make the images more representational in the device pull down menu for the wireless set-up, they show tiny 5 pixel images of only part of the machine, I had to do it 4 times before I realized what the images showed- and I’m a designer that (supposedly) pays attention to that stuff.
Don’t flake out on us B&W- this thing sounds great and should last a long time, don’t hamper us with lousy updates and interface!!

phernwood54 ,

1 issue - otherwise ok

I have had my A5 for several years. I love it. Recently, I purchased a new modem/router and changed network names, and so had to connect the speaker to my new modem/router. I had problems connecting my iPhone to the A5. I went through the steps and in the iPhone settings it showed I was connected to the A5, however when I went back to the B&W app it said I was not connected. I tried several times with the same result, so I simply told the app to go to the next step and it worked. Other than that it was simple to setup.

Solid Gold Productions ,

Works when it feels like it, which is not that often.

For such an expensive system, this app barely works. Any random $30 Bluetooth speaker on the market works better than this app. It cuts out all the time. I love B&W but they really failed here. I constantly have to reconfigure my devices. It takes forever to sync. Sometimes while listening the light just blinks purple on and off and stops working. So sad, there are times when I want to punt the zeppelin like a football and put it out of its misery.
Why does this device need an app to sync? I should just open Bluetooth on my phone and connect . It is unacceptable for this device to work this poorly when considering the price.


B&W Group Ltd
42.2 MB

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


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

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  • Family Sharing

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

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