This app is atrocious compared to my Yamaha app.
Love the Speaker, Hate the App 1/5
I tried to set up this up with my Onyx Studio 4 via Bluetooth, as this speaker is not WiFi compatible. Even though it is clearly showing that the speaker is connected in the “settings” menu, I keep getting a message telling me to “go to the IOS Bluetooth menu in Settings to select your speaker.” I’ve done that, but still keep getting that message. I was really looking forward to using this app too. Oh, well...
False Advertising 1/5
This app is a piece of crap that doesn’t do half of things it says it does. All I wanted was a remote to control the volume on my Onyx Studio 2. So far, it’s only been able to connect to my speaker via Bluetooth one time. Couldn’t control the volume unless I used the crusty embedded media player, and played songs from my phone. Useless when I am trying to use my record player. And for god’s sake, would it really kill you guys if you put an equalizer in it? This is 2019. A digital equalizer is not beyond our technological abilities.
Just Terrible 1/5
Trash the whole app
Rather competitively eat lit coals than redownload... 1/5
In total disbelief that this app was allowed to be released. I simply want to control the volume of my Onyx. You would think that if I’m already connected to the speaker via BT then the Hk remote app would somehow be able to see it, but no. The only function the app has is a dialogue box telling me to connect to Bluetooth...Well, obviously ...What in the hell does this app actually do????? 10 year IT professional here.
No Purpose 1/5
Would be very curious to see if anyone could identify a single functional feature on this app that actually enhances one’s enjoyment of ANY HK product.
Does nothing 1/5
By Audio Reader
No control of AVR, only for playing iTunes purchases.
Constant issues 1/5
I am connected to Ethernet yet it always says connection problem connecting to network.
Battery Drainer 1/5
Beware: Apple ought to force HK to fix their app. It uses so much energy that iOS > Settings > Battery shows as using 100% battery!!!
Doesn’t work with iOS 12 and iPhone 10xs 1/5
By Iron Beagle
Says to go and connect the speaker to Bluetooth. Did that. Continues to tell me to go and connect to Bluetooth. In serious need of an update.
Update the App 2/5
Update the app screen layout I use the this app for couple of years and it still the same screen resolution and layout it looks outdated Please updated design and make it fit to the iPhone screen size
bad app!! 1/5
update for iphone x
add more setting and eq
Where’s the remote control 1/5
This was always my remote control so I need it back!
Can’t update software from the app from IPhone 1/5
HK aura will not update software from the application and not working with Mac computer. Useless app and has been like this for years. Sad they don’t spend time updating their software and iPhone application on a regular basis with as much money as they charge for their products and the fact they are a multi billion dollar business. Very poor customer experience
Can you say iTunes Seriously?
The worst and deceptive 1/5
Owners manual for hk3770 (not cheap) implies all remote operations could be performed from app. It does NOTHING other than stream via blue which is what iTunes already can do and it has access to entire library. This is totally bogus. Like the other reviewer said - save your time and don’t waste it on this.
What’s not to like. 5/5
Works great with my 1610s. Easy 5 star for me
Where is the EQ? 1/5
I only see volume.
Doesnt Work 1/5
By Pavi Pooh
Im connected to my HK onyx Studio 2 but app keeps prompting to connect to it. Dont know what else to do. I have an iphone 7 so the option to connect using a usb is obsolete. I also tried connecting vis wps. Pressing the bluetooth button on speaker and pressing wps button on my att modem
Works great with my SB35
Lousy touch recognition
No treble/ bass adjustment
Not intuitive interface
Once you enable DLNA function then you can’t access apple music local songs. You have to disable DLNA first
They have not updated this app in over a year. Everything in my apt is wireless and everything controlled on my phone, by far the worst experience. Thank God the speakers are amazing!!!
Doesn’t actually control receiver 1/5
Harmon Kardon claims the app controls every feature of my receiver. Actually it controls one: the volume. Pathetic.
Disappointing lack of basic innovation 1/5
Gee... no update Yo functionality or U/D in over a year now?? Boy, you guys are an amazing example of innovation and keeping with the times!!
God I miss my Yamaha receiver.
Onyx studio 3 can’t connect 1/5
I have iOS 11 iPhone SE, application can’t connect with Bluetooth, but sound from phone to OnyxStudio work good:( Sad
Don’t bother 1/5
Doesn’t do anything your built-in music player does better.
Please update for iPhone X 3/5
Besides looking really dated, works pretty well.
Stop working 3/5
SB35 was showing when I first installed it, once I disconnected and tried to reconnect it won't show up again
Still Great with AVR 1700 & iOS 11 4/5
Reproduces the functions of the IR remote on my trusty AVR 1700. There’s no feedback, just like the IR remote. Still seems fine on my iPhone 7 with iOS 11 although the 1700 isn’t available randomly like always.
Won’t Setup Your Speaker with AirPlay 1/5
By Devin Labadini
I’m unable to setup my Aura speaker with a WiFi connection after a number of attempts (usb and ad-hoc) including trying this app. The application simply doesn’t find any WiFi connections and therefore it’s impossible for it to send the WiFi confection credential to the speaker.
plz update this app, very old version.
Stopped working with iOS11 1/5
Have HK AVR 1700. Great receiver. But since upgrading my iPhone SE to iOS 11, app doesn’t recognize receiver. And airplay doesn’t recognize it either.
Did all of the checks, same network, power cycle all components, etc.
Any support would be helpful..
Works with AVR1700 4/5
By Mertz MHz
Works from my iPad with my AVR1700. Can stream directly from iTunes to the receiver (in addition to/instead of within the HK app itself) with volume function. For AirPlay, be sure to put the receiver on "Server" mode and not on "Network" mode, even though the HK app sees the receiver via Ethernet on both settings. I've noticed a few crashes with the app itself when changing settings, but I have had no issues when simply streaming from iTunes instead.
No protection 1/5
So my neighbors got connected to my kardon and played music at the night on full volume. Where is the protection? It even can be remotely started from anywhere!! My neighbours will pay for this. But the app is terrible for these functionality and no protection.
Really not so bad 4/5
Don't know if previous versions were really that lousy, but I just installed in July the app works fine with my 3770 (a receiver I freakin love, so that probably factors in to this review...).
The app works fine for what it's supposed to, all the basic functions you get out of a remote. Although its definitely disappointing that there's no 2 way communication with the receiver. Like if I'm streaming with the vTuner as I so often do, I'd love to see the station I'm listening to on the app, as opposed to just tune up or down blindly. Update that functionality and it deserves 5 stars all day!
Its really bad, you cannot even control bass, its really a very bad app
Piss poor app navigation 1/5
It's near impossible to figure out how to use this app I can't download my music onto the app i can't return to previous screens to try and play a different song I have to close out of app and reopen it Harman/kardon should stick to what they ARE good at and that's making speakers
This app needs update!!!!!!! Don't even support the aura studio!!!!
Needs improvements: 2/5
1. App does not easily find wifi network when trying to pair with Aura speaker.
2. App does not allow Spotify or any other music platform to play from, just itunes...
The worst 1/5
I never review apps but this one was so terrible I felt the need to add another warning in case you are tempted to ignore all the terrible reviews like I did. You will never get the time back that will be wasted trying to make this app functional. Life is too short. Move on.
Absolutely useless 1/5
This "remote" app has absolutely no useable remote functionality at all - in fact the only remote function is 'volume' and that actually controls the volume of my iPhone, not my HK receiver!
Excellent, but... 4/5
By Sir Cook
This is a great app, but it doesn't always connect. (I'm using an AVR1710s)
Not a remote 1/5
Only useful when using Bluetooth to play music. Unable to actually control system volume, sources, settings.
Save time - don't download this app 1/5
It's waste of time. It can't connect to anything. Couldn't connect to H/K Onyx or the wifi. Excellent speakers but horrible app.
Horrible integration 1/5
I get very little visual feedback on the connection with my AVR 1710, which refuses to connect with the app.
The pop-up instructions only reference wireless speaker systems, even though my wired system is supported. I have very little confidence this app is working as it was designed.
SB26 doesn't show up. Very clunky UI 1/5
This app definitely needs a redesign. The UI seems clunky and the app is probably not compatible to certain iOS versions.
SB26 doesn't show up as an option to connect to.
If I could give 0 stars I would 1/5
I bought 2 HK onyx 3 speakers and this app won't even show that I'm connected to them. I'm trying to pair them together because that's the whole purpose to get 2 of them and you can't because you have to use the app for it.... Thanks for nothing.
By HDTV mvxdh
Awesome app! Works perfect for me. Connects and works perfect with my bds280