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Download the JBL Portable app to get the most out of your JBL portable speakers and unlock more features.
Compatible with the following speakers:
- Flip 5, Flip 4, Flip 3
- Charge 5, Charge 4, Charge 3
- Pulse 4, Pulse 3, Pulse 2
- Xtreme 3, Xtreme 2, Xtreme
- Boombox 2, Boombox

App features:
- Connect to compatible JBL portable speakers for Stereo to amplify sound or Party mode for a bigger party
- Personalize and control your speaker straight from the app
- Get additional software updates and product support

What’s New

Version 5.1.5

- JBL Connect app has been renamed to JBL Portable app
- Support JBL Charge 5

Ratings and Reviews

2.1 out of 5
129 Ratings

129 Ratings

Hunterslayer_25 ,

Update please

Honestly I won’t lie I liked the app, I’ve had the app for a while using my Jbl pulse 3, but now after an update whenever I turn on my Jbl I can change the color and it won’t pop up on the app. I tried hard resetting it and deleting the app to see if something would work but I’ve tried multiple times but nothing. It connects to Bluetooth and I can play music, but I can’t change the lights or anything on it. Please I really wish this can be fixed

NOLA Gurl ,

I wish this worked for stereo playback

I bought my first Flip 5 and absolutely LOVE it, so I bought a second because the literature said that the two could be paired for stereo playback. I was so excited to get the second today, pair them both, following the instructions provided. Both paired ans I sat down with one on each side, excited for the stereo experience. BTW, prior to this , I updated the firmware for both speakers, as advised by the app. Went to play and enjoyed maybe three seconds of stereo playback followed by one speaker going off, then the other, then both, then both back on, lather, since repeat. I hoped it would settle and get better but it didn’t. So stereo playback doesn’t work and it was the whole point of buying a second speaker. Please fix this so I can update my review because if this were to work as advertised, I’d be a very happy customer and would change this review to 100% positive.

ComeOnYouSpurs63 ,

Fix this awful app please.

Edit. Jan 2020. This app will still not reliably and consistently allow two speakers (mine are identical) to play in stereo. A basic requirement. If your intent is to purchase a pair of JBL speakers to play in a stereo pair, please look elsewhere. I’ve had my speakers for over 18 months now and it hasn’t been fixed. End of edit.

I bought two Charge 4s to listen in a stereo pair. Getting them to do that is nigh impossible. The app has been like this for a year now and nobody at Harman seems to want to fix it. Just read the reviews in chronological order - recent first.

My advice would be to stay away from JBL’s speakers, nifty-looking though they are until they fix the app. Maybe it can’t be fixed. Maybe they have no devs. Who knows but the ability of two speakers to be able to play in stereo is a basic feature. FIX IT!

App Privacy

The developer, Harman International Industries, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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  • Usage Data
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  • Family Sharing

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

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