Ultimate Ears is a good speaker, but not so good when it comes to software. It was said in the announcement of BOOM 3 yesterday that a redesigned application was on the way, and it seems that it is already here. However, it eliminates a lot of features, and the new look is rubbing people the wrong way. Needless to say, the owners of BOOM are not happy.
See our new design!
+ General design updated in the application. The same interesting features as before, but now with an easier to use application.
+ Now use an application to access all your favorite functions for all BOOM and MEGABOOM speakers. Works with BOOM, BOOM 2, BOOM 3, MEGABOOM and MEGABOOM 3.
+ Use the magic button in BOOM 3 or MEGABOOM 3 to start Deezer
+ Bug fixes and improvements
+ It is no longer supported:
+ Amazon Alexa
The application in question, renamed as & # 39; BOOM & MEGABOOM by Ultimate Ears & # 39 ;, now used for all BOOM and MEGABOOM speakers. EU seems very proud of the new interface, although users do not seem so enthusiastic. There are many complaints about blocking excessive graphics, and volume controls now go a step further to get there. Personally I do not care about the new look, but it seems slower to respond.
The new user interface.
People are also angry at the overall loss of functionality. The change log indicates that Alexa support, something that was added last year, has been removed. Our guess is that this was done to make the BLAST and MEGABLAST luxury loudspeakers seem more attractive to those who want an "intelligent" speaker, but removing the features of existing products is never a good idea.
The previous user interface.
That's just the tip of the iceberg, though, and Alexa is not something many critics mention. They are more concerned about the loss of alarms, which was very useful given the high volume of these BOOM speakers, as well as the elimination of the remote start function. Some also say that there is much more latency after the update.
If you are one of the many unhappy BOOM owners, you can switch to the latest version before the redesign (v6.1.196) via APK Mirror; just uninstall the current version first. Other publications have already received comments from the EU, although those comments have not really answered any questions. We have communicated with UE and will update this publication if we hear something.