The JBL Connect app works with JBL Flip 5, Flip 4, Flip 3, Charge 4, Charge 3, Pulse 3, Pulse 2, Xtreme 2, Xtreme and Boombox. Use the JBL Connect app for speaker configuration and software upgrade. iPhone 5 or newer is required for compatibility with JBL Pulse 3 and Pulse 2.
Supports JBL Flip 5
Ratings and Reviews
JBL Charge 3 Connect+ Update
I’ve updated the Charge 3 a few months back, while I understood the downfalls upgrading to connect + would be from leaving the normal JBL Connect in the past I decided to do so. Upgrade process only took a couple of mins, Charge 3 shuts off, & boots up with the pairing mode okay 🤔.
Now I tested it My Charge 3 with my JBL Boombox, the Boombox being Connect+ enabled by Default I listened to a couple of tracks, I Right away noticed drop outs (Constantly) Which I guess is because of the software update, & or just not having 2 of the same speakers (2x JBL Boombox 2x JBL Charge 3)
Which shouldn’t make a difference when you’re going to add more units along the way.
Time to time I use both speakers in party mode, Which sounds good, but the delay in when you play (Any media content) takes time for the other speaker which is not the Master to come in to (Sync)
Overall if I am going to purchase more JBL Connect+ enable speakers, JBL needs to come out with an software update to JBL Connect+ to fix these Minor issues.
Also an update for previous Connect Enabled speakers to be upgraded to Connect+
My overall Cons V.S Pros
Cons (JBL Connect+)
• Delay in Start up in media content
• Sync issue within playing music
• Connect 100+ JBL Connect+ enabled speakers together
• Stereo Mode
Solid app; limited features
I’ll start by saying that when I first set up my JBL Pulse 3, while I was overall happy with the lightshow, it wasn’t as fluid or on beat as I expected. It seemed more like random lights flashing than actually in sync with the music. There was also occasional skipping which I chalked up to the walls in my apartment compromising the Bluetooth connection. I had an iPhone 6s and just upgraded to the 8, and the difference is night and day. The lights are much more fluid now and RIGHT on beat. Sharp rapid movements, and smooth transitions. The app makes switching between light shows and adjusting brightness a breeze. I keep it at full brightness during the day and dim it at night. I gave 4 stars instead of 5 because I wish there was a way to turn the device On and Off from the app. Also, when scrolling through the different light shows, there should be an option to turn the lights Off, but there isn’t. You have to physically hold the Light button on the device itself.
Latency is an understatement.
I’m highly disappointed. I bought JBL pulse 3 for the sole reason to pair multiple speakers to have wireless audio throughout the house, and I bought it for the stereo right and left speaker feature you can do when you pair 2 speakers together. The idea sounds amazing, unfortunately it doesn’t work how they market it and for that reason it gets one star. I will gladly update this review if they can fix this problem.
My house is 860 square feet- when speakers are paired it’ll cut in and out even when they are right next to each other and the phones between them. Sometime the song will just randomly speed up tempo while playing connected to speaker (incredibly annoying), the stereo function 9 times out of 10 doesn’t even work or while it’s in that stereo mode will randomly just go to party mode.
I’m honestly highly frustrated right now. I just got these and have been testing them for 3 days and those speaker paring functions do not work properly how they advertise. Especially for the price $200 for one speaker this is an absolute disappointment.
- Harman International Industries
- 167.3 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © Harman International Industries
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.