Only good for powering on 2/5
By Ethan Jan.
The speaker itself is excellent. The app, though, is terrible. It's really only good for powering on the speaker remotely with your phone, which is convenient. The app sometimes doesn't want to connect to the speaker, and because of that the alarm works about 70 or 80% of the time - not very reliable for an alarm.
The feature I try to use the most on the speaker is the party-up feature that allows multiple people to connect to the speaker and allows the app user to kick people off, or skip the song. It's extremely finicky. Getting it going is great and easy and allows my friends to connect easily - it essentially puts the speaker into a prolonged discoverable mode. The problem is that the app crashes or disconnects from the speaker, so the device with the app completely loses control. This is very frustrating because it allows people to hijack your speaker, per say. Cool feature in the app that I'd love to use more, but unfortunately don't use much because it will inevitably fail on me.
Good news! 1/5
You can use Settings to sync to bluetooth.
You can use Music app to select and play.
All without ever using this dismal app.
Typical Logitech... really nice hardware design.
Software apps... not so much.
Alarm does NOT work 1/5
I need waking up to music in the morning in order to feel energized, and ever since this update the app will crash every time I use the alarm. FIX IT! Could you guys test the updates throughly BEFORE releasing it to the public? The allowed this update pushed out to the public should be FIRED. He/she ruined the company's reputation which can't be fixed with an update.
By Red in U.S
One of the worst apps I have ever had. Despite the quality of the speaker, the app is useless. I have not bee able to connect my phone with the speaker for about two weeks now. A simple task of whether the battery is charging or not is not even clear. Incompetence at its best.
Solo control but no block party. 2/5
The solo control for my UE megaboom works great. Turns on by control and everything. But using block party was way sketchy and would bump people off. Would glitch with texts even when no one was doing anything. Fix the connection problems and I think it'll be great.
Truly amazes me!!! 1/5
Like many others for the recent update the app work fine what truly amazes me is how quite often this is the case with many companies. Something is broken but then they break it. For the people who did this & allowed it to be released should be fired. Then sent to prison for absolute stupidity, stupidity too dangerous to be allowed in public. But hey that's just my opinion. 😁
Alarm doesn't work 3/5
Honestly, I have only one speaker so I can only rate the main features of the multi-use app. The ability to update the speaker through the app is awesome and I love the ability to remotely power on or off the device. However the alarm part does not work. Whenever I set the alarm to a specific song, it resets to none selected when I close the app or exit the menu. This needs a fix.
App won't open with newest update 1/5
App was working fine but I was notified of a new update v2.3 - now the app won't open. Have tried restarting my iPhone 6 multiple times and uninstalling and reinstalling the app. App usually worked great for me but now I am unable to use. When I touch the app icon it shows like it's going to open for a second and then flashes back to my home screen.
Great Hardware, Bad App 2/5
The speakers are beautiful and sound great. But the app is horrible, crashes and drops out frequently enough that I consider the system only marginally usable. Seems to be related to a recent app update. I would steer clear until there are reviews that show improvements in stability. I would be ashamed to sell such beautiful speakers over the poor performance of the app.
What did you do?? 1/5
This last update is awful. Prior to the update had no issues. Now NEVER connects have to go and do it manually each time. Even if was listening like an hour earlier. Keeps dropping or can't find second speaker. PLEASE FIX!!!
Doesn't work smoothly 2/5
The app has bugs, it takes forget to manage more that 1 speaker. Please fix! Love the concept!
TWO BOOMS? No way! 1/5
Before the update I could connect to two MEGABOOM's with no problem. Just updated the app and now I can only connect to one. Really guys? This is your best effort?
TWO DEVICES, CONNECTION SPEED 2/5
Product is very good by itself(speaker) but app have to be more polished. A lot of sharp edges like
YOU CANNOT CONNECT TWO DEVICES AT THE SAME TIME,
IT TAKES MUCH MORE TIME (10-20sec) FOR PHONE TO CONNECT TO SPEAKER when you turning it on wirelessly via app then it was before (a couple of updates before)
I love this speaker with all my heart but these problems must be fixed to say it's ready to use with ease and the way they describe
It sound very well on a phone and easy to connect. But it was a let down due to the fact it had no instructions to connect to a television and pretty much had to buy an aux cord just to connect it
Speakers don't pair 1/5
Connection to pair is broken, will only play one Speaker.
Launching the app 1/5
Occasionally starts in a black screen with no functions.
Smart Bluetooth still nonfunctional 1/5
Great speaker won't double up 1/5
By Trojan Dave
The speaker sounds great but more tha an one speakers will not work. Customer services ignores this. Too bad, but don't buy this until fixed
Volume issue 4/5
I'm having issues with turning up and down the volume using the app. everything else works great
GUI & EQ 4/5
It works amazing!
However I would like to see options to configure the GUI and more EQ options.
ALARM ISSUES 2/5
It does not play the music i choose. It just randomly puts on music from my library that i did not select. Other than that.. i dont have issues, PLEASE FIIXXX
Piece of crap! 1/5
I have 2 UE megacoom speakers that are right about $300 apiece. When I first downloaded this app, you could fairly reliably and easily hook the two speakers together and get true stereo. Now that entire functionality has been removed. This app is pure crap, and any decent software engineer would be horribly ashamed of this excuse for code. This junk has more bugs than a tourist hotel room in Moscow.
Ok Bug Repair Guy, Let's Fix This! 2/5
I can be jamming on my UEBoom; when ever I get a phone call on my iPhone Your App should be able to directly connect to my iPhone ear piece and pause theUE Boom.
Boom doesn't charge with recent update 1/5
My boom has been charging for 3 hours and still says "charging, please wait." My friend's daughter can't get a charge on hers either. She's been charging hers for an hour and a half. Her boom is less than a year old. Please advise.
Phone app won't turn on MEGABOOM 2/5
My MEGABOOM won't turn on from app anymore. I read that this feature was removed, is this true?
FYI: turning on the speaker from the phone app was the selling point, so it would be a huge disappointment if it was removed. That, and the fact that it's waterproof.
2 stars: until the app feature turns my MEGABOOM back on! Otherwise it'd receive 5 stars from me, because for the price the quality is up to par.
Pairing Problem 2/5
Pairing is not working!!
Not worth the price 2/5
Has a good 360° sound. I like the fact that you can turn the speaker on with your phone and not have to do at the speaker itself. I like the app with the equalizer and other settings. It only gets two stars because for the price you pay $300 it's not worth it! Prior to this speaker I had a JBL Bluetooth speaker that sounded very good for a lot less money.
I've tried to get the alarm part of the app to work but every time it goes into the alarm the app crashes. Other than that I love this speaker. Has excellent sound and clarity.
3 stars for the idea, zero stars for execution 1/5
What's the old saying? They can put a man on the moon, but they can't make a Bluetooth speaker app that actually pairs two speakers at once. Whatever.
This is app never, ever works on the first (and rarely the second or third) try. VERY frustrating. When it it does work, it sounds great. Seems like a problem that should be solvable. We're not asking for cold fusion, just that the Party Up feature works without ten tries. Maybe a few more hires in the engineering department?
Won't even go past the first screen. How can I set this up if I can't even get past the first page?
GREAT speaker..... current version of app, NOT great 1/5
By 1Cool Daddy
This app used to work great for connecting multiple speakers, now it doesn't even connect to ONE speaker. It's all in the app, but we were all sold on being able to connect multiple speakers, I just checked their site and it is STILL promoting that feature.... the APP does NOT work with current software on iphone and their most recent update that they MADE me update. Fix the app already UE
Honestly great job 3/5
Let me first say that this speaker (Megaboom) is great. Better than any I've heard. It's also really cool that there's an app for it. I really wanted to give it five stars but the alarm feature is frustrating.
I think it would be perfect if you could create a playlist, which the app will then randomly select a song from to play for your alarm. That way, you can just preload a bunch of music, set your alarm time and not have to worry about anything else.
On everything else, it's a 5/5. But because I hold UE to a higher standard I'm giving them a 3 because I'm hoping they'll actually create the perfect app+speaker combo.
It used to be flawless, how you guys messed it up so monumentally, is beyond me. I would gladly take a refund in an instant. I will never by another Logitech device again.
Let me turn on my speaker remotely from app please 2/5
I miss that feature. A lot. App is good in general but that remote turn on is missed very, very much.
Cannot pair up 2/5
Since latest update cannot pair up my speakers, before the update it was no problem
Terrible update 1/5
I have the same problem as many others. Can't double up, crackling sounds and audio quality seems to have gone down.
Bring back the old app please.
App doesn't recognize speaker 1/5
My speaker is connected via Bluetooth, like it always has been and it won't recognize the speaker at all. I am stuck on the main part of the app. Worst app ever.
Thank good you don't need the app to play music or I would be S O O L.
I own 2 megabooms because I wanted to pair them and play music in different parts of my small 800 sq ft apartment. This app use to pair very well and had the ability to turn both speakers on/off and I was a happy feet customer. The latest update took away all the stability with the pairing process and the ability to power on/off both speakers. Now the paired speaker crackles in and out of sound, will randomly un-pair, or both will stop playing music altogether. I hope whoever designed this latest update is updating their resume because this is awful.
Love my mega boom but the app??? 3/5
Absolutely love my Megaboom UE deff. delivered a great speaker. But, the app doesn't even work, I just redownloaded it on my iPhone 6, and it won't even pull up the app. Very disappointed with that. But still love my megaboom.
Remote on button 1/5
Bring back the feature that let us turn the device on with the app
App is crushing 1/5
Guys! Please go figure - we are in 2017. Such a good product but the app is doesn't work properly- keep crushing - c'mon seriously ?
App doesn't work 1/5
Are u f***ing kidding me company way to big to be letting a glitch of the magnitude go on for so long. Needs to be fixed as of yesterday. Love the speaker but can't use any app features witch is way unacceptable for the price u pay. This should of been fix the day this issue acquired. UE you should be embarrassed that u would let this go on for so long. You guys are suppose to be a top of a line product. This disgusts me that u would allow this.
App doesn't work!!! 1/5
I just bought a second UE Boom speaker. I was prompted to upgrade my firmware on both speakers. It updated to 99% per speaker and then it told me there was a problem! Now I cannot use any ofny speakers. Extremely frustrating- if you pay top dollars for a product you expect that at least it should work!!!
Embarrassingly Bad 1/5
Poorly designed and buggy. Regretting purchasing this good sounding yet infuriating speaker. Sigh.
The app worked perfectly until the last update and now refuses to pair with all but one Megaboom making it impossible to update the others. PartyUp connection also crackles in 2nd connected speaker. Please fix this app as the speakers themselves are perfect.
Won't sync anymore 3/5
Used to LOVE this while it worked. It's still fairly new, yet it won't sync or connect to Bluetooth at all. So it's useless.
Yet if it ever connects/works again, I'll change my review to full 5 stars!
UPDATE REQUIRED, THIS IS AN OUTRAGE 1/5
Why is it that you cannot update to fix these minor problems. Your app is very nice but when you like to take nice and turn it into awesome? Do you want to work at McDonald's or do you want to be the head of a corporation nobody wants to make seven dollars an hour I want to make $7000 a month it's just an example. Quit messing around and fix it Jesus
Thumbs up 3/5
Great app! I just wish it had a sleep timer as well. I love to sleep with my music on but I don't like that I wake up to it. Also if there was some way to put a password that would be wonderful. I have a lot of unwanted people connecting to my Boom.
SHAMEFUL and EMBARRASSING 1/5
UE (Logitech) is sleazy on its best day, if it cannot produce an app that works and is an actual upgrade from the previous version. There is a firmware upgrade available at this time, but it is a big gamble whether or not you should choose to install it. This company needs help and there are plenty of folks who "know how to code". UE get help, hire somebody who can write you an app, please!! UE, you are shameful and it is embarrassing; young children have successfully written apps!! What is your problem? Are you that greedy that you would skimp on your app, that is not optimized for IOS (iPhones and iPads)??? I have several dozen apps installed on my iPhone 6 right now and they all automatically update with no problem. But UE can't get the job done?? So lame and inexcusable! They require using a Mac (OSX) or a PC with a USB port. UE what gives??
By Rye the impaler
Let's be clear. I love the device it's self, and I'm actually quite impressed with the clarity and range of sound delivered in its robust package. No complaints there. Yes it's large and heavy, but compared to most other oversized "portable" speakers it's surprisingly easy to carry around on a daily basis.
While on the other hand, we have the app. My biggest complaint is the fact that there is no ability to set a "primary" and "secondary" device; meaning that the user can set one device to be the only one to connect to it. Same thing goes for the secondary device, but is only allowed to connect after a certain period of time or after the push of a button. Without this, anyone who has connected to the device before can do so at startup.
Other than that, the only issues I have experienced are the minor bugs and glitches that everyone seems to be having.
Once the bugs are fixed, and some sort of security is implemented, I will be extremely satisfied with the product as a whole.