Bowers & Wilkins has launched a music app available to both Android and iOS users — the app will initially offer support for Qobuz, TIDAL, TuneIn, Dash Radio, NTS Radio and SoundCloud, with more subscription services and streaming platforms to be added in the coming months. High-resolution (24-bit/96 kilohertz) performance is also available, via Qobuz.
The Bowers & Wilkins Music App aggregates content from each available music service into one interface to access tracks, albums, playlists and radio stations.
Initially, the Bowers & Wilkins Music App will operate alongside the existing Bowers & Wilkins Home app, which will continue to provide setup functionality for Formation-enabled products in the short term. Later in the year, Bowers & Wilkins will combine all app functionality for Formation-enabled products into the Music App to create a unified setup, control and streaming experience, at which point the existing Home App will lapse.
All other functionality already offered by Formation-enabled products remains current, including AirPlay 2 and Bluetooth aptX HD support for streaming from mobile devices, integrated support for both Spotify Connect and Roon, plus “Works With Alexa” certification.
The Formation platform is wholly owned by Bowers & Wilkins.