The Sound Bar Controller app provides easy operation for select Yamaha Sound Bars using your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad.
- Initial setup of built-in Alexa voice control settings
- Basic control functions such as volume up/down and input selection
- Play audio files stored on your phone or NAS drive through Wi-Fi
[iOS Version Requirement]
* This application supports iOS version 9 or above.
- A wireless Local Area Network (LAN) and a compatible Yamaha Network product(s)* residing within the same LAN.
- User Interface Improvement (Tidal)
- Bug fixes
Ratings and Reviews
The app works and controls the sound bar. I have had no connection issues.
But this app might be the single most unintuitive UI/UX I’ve ever used. I am an app developer myself and it feels like you almost would have to try to make an app this horrible.
You launch the app and it lists your sound bar. From there you can’t tell if it’s on or off. No, to do that you have to hit the setting icon and then there’s a power button in the top right. It takes a few seconds to load the sound bar status and then you can turn it on. But the volume slider is back on the page you came from so you have to tap again to go back. The only way to adjust the volume is with a slider. This is ok but it would have been a nice addition to leverage the physical volume button while on that page or just have up/down buttons as the slider is hard to be precise with.
Basically, if they had just made a skeuomorphic design of the literal remote that comes with the sound bar then I’d be happy. They took a simple task, remote control, and made it massively complicated and unintuitive.
Hire me and I’ll fix it :)
Or release the protocols for your soundbar so I can make my own.
I have the ATS_2090 and it puts out phenomenal sound. However, the app required for it is such a pain to use. My biggest gripe is that I’ll have to reconnect or set up the sound bar once every couple of weeks. Additionally, the soundbar automatically turns off after eight or so minutes, why does the app not allow you to toggle this on/off? And last but not least, the sound settings. I use the sound bar for music, TV, movies, and video games. The app is different sound settings for each, and you more or less need to change those settings to match what you’re playing otherwise the audio quality is garbage. You have to log into the app and dig through several pages each and every time to change a setting that should have changed automatically. If my TV knows what sort of media I am viewing, then the sound bar should adapt to it.
Worst app ever from a respectable company
This app is flaky and unintuitive. Half the time when I open it It’s unable to connect to the sound bar and I have to pair it all over again. Wherever you click/swipe you end up going back and forth to the same screens that are useless most of the time and yet the remote control feature that allows you to adjust the sound profile and volume/bass sometimes pops up and sometimes can’t be found. I’ve never seen a more poorly designed and Implemented solution from a well known, respectable company. I would expect this from inexperienced developers, but this is pathetic. One star is too much.
In addition, when you’re averaging 1.5 stars across 143 reviews and yet you don’t care at all, that’s a huge indicator that customers don’t mean much to you. Do better.
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- Yamaha Corporation
- 165.6 MB
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 9.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
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- Age Rating
- © Yamaha Corporation
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.