Play music content up to 192kHz/24bit resolution over Wi-Fi to your LS50 Wireless and LSX
This app allows you to play music content up to 192kHz/24bit resolution over Wi-Fi to your LS50 Wireless and LSX. Together with the KEF Control app, you can have full control over your speaker system.
• Stream music from your local Library, Media Servers, TIDAL, and Spotify Connect.
• Create and save custom playlists
Note: to play Apple Music purchased from iTunes store (this excludes Apple Music Streaming Service) and your own music collection imported to your iTunes Library, you must first download it offline to your device before you can stream it to the LS50 Wireless.
If you experience any issues with the app, please use the Send Feedback option in Settings > About with a short description of the issue you are encountering.
- Various bug & crash fixes
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
Don’t trust an old school British Hi-Fi Company...
With your streaming app that is. The LS50 speakers are great, yet are handicapped by an app that is as unusable as it is unstable. Think multiple restarts of the app and speakers due to connectivity drops despite that my Google Wifi point is less than a foot away from the master speaker. The app has not been updated in almost a year, despite the 1.8 star rating here, proof that KEF either doesn’t care or has given up. I don’t which is worse, honestly. On top of all this, the Tidal integration is a minimalist horrid interpretation of the original version. Likely selling these speakers and moving to a Sonos.
Works okay with iTunes
First the dumb: you must find and turn off speakers from Control app. Then go back to Steaming app, which will find your iTunes library, and then you can stream over WiFi (once your speakers are setup on your network, which isn’t difficult.)
Now the okay: Latest app ver. will let you adjust volume in app using side buttons on iPhone (so you don’t have to switch back to control app), however when you are not in app, volume up/down don’t work. You can create playlist in the app, and it will also populate playlists from your iTunes library. You don’t have to use tidal to steam if your iTunes library is good enough.
Finally the good: speakers are outstanding, with good looks, soundstage, base response, and crisp detail at high volume, even over WiFi.
KEF apps are taking hard knocks (maybe deservedly do). I am posting a review for iPhone/iTunes users to allow that app experience with KEF is okay. Speakers are worth the minor annoyances of WiFi streaming.
You can always connect your laptop or iPad to USB port. The included KEF remote will allow play, advance, back, and volume control.
Wonderful speakers but the worst app ever! Unstable, cannot find the speakers most of the time, UI is extremely basic. Tidal implementation looks like a proof-of-concept attempt at best. If goes to background or the phone screen idles, loses the current song info, may even lose the speakers although any other app can easily find them.
Seems to be a beta app, not past QA approval. When will it be actually released???
- GP Acoustics (HK) Ltd
- 36.1 MB
Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, French, German, Japanese, Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
- Age Rating
- © 2018 GP Acoustics International Limited
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.