Horribly complicated UNPREDICTABLE 1/5
Horribly complicated and terribly unpredictable. Grouping two speakers worked once - CANNOT GET IT TO WORK AGAIN! Wow, what a waste of time.
Please fix 1/5
Please make the connection process simpler. Most of us have to spend 20 minutes trying to connect two speakers. For me you have one speaker connected then turn on the next speaker. When you do that the app and phone will connect to the second speaker which now becomes the host and the speaker you need to click add speaker. Very confusing and frustrating!!!
XB41 Speakers are awesome, the app is JUNK! 1/5
I spent a small fortune buying 2 of the SRS-XB41 Bluetooth speakers, and they work great... sometimes... IF the app is working. Most of the time, I end up wasting 30 minutes trying to get them to connect and sync together, only for it to say “connection failed.” It’s really annoying! For the $$$, this app should work flawlessly, period!
Keeps crashing 2/5
I just bought the GTX-XB5 Bluetooth speaker and you have to use this app to take advantage of all the features but when you do the app keeps crashing I can not even make it through an entire song. I am using an IPhone 6 and also an IPad mini 4 both devices have the same issues. Luckily you can still use iTunes but unfortunately you can not utilize all the features. I am optimistic that they will fix this problem in the future
Srs-xb21 owner (x4) 1/5
I bought the Srs-xb21’s for each room in my hair salon. I can’t for the life of me keep the Sony Music Center up and running all day! The speakers are fantastic but the app constantly drops one or more of my speakers and the reconnection process is painstaking!! PLEASE FIX THIS APP!!
HT-XT1 after 3 years 5/5
It’s working great and so is the app not sure why others have issues. I controlled from my ipad, iPhone se and iPhone 6s and no issues streaming music or remote controlling the system.
Speaker connection lost 1/5
When i bought my speaker and download the app it was working awesome i can manage lights of the speaker turn the speaker off from the app after new update app when down side 😥 i had to deleted because the app it didn’t work and why have right
Just annoying... 2/5
I just bought the srs xb31 for $150, I love the speaker but you must have the app running and Bluetoothed in order to use any extra features.... ok that’s ok if it actually would work 1/4 if the time. It’s always losing its sync and goes to default. There’s a party mode where you can bang on the speaker to play drums and stuff and I love it! Gives you something to tap while listening to music but half 75% of the time the app doesn’t recognize the device even when I’m still playing music, so I have to close the app, turn bt off and on, reconnect because it doesn’t try to automatically, then go into the app crossing my fingers, and half the time it shows 3 extra speakers saying “need to be setup” but still doesn’t connect to mine.... so repeat. Finally have it working and your settings ready to go!? Well have fun when you lock your phone and go back into the app because it’s unsynced again... and just a helpful tip, don’t lock your phone while in the app, eventually you’ll have to restart your phone to even get it to work because it bugs out.... the quality of the speaker is what I expected with Sony but the app really ruins their reputation with me if I see “extra features in app”. Recommend the speaker if you just want good sound and bass, but don’t recommend it if you was wanting to use the extra features of the speaker and if that’s you deciding factor between $150 and another good speaker with as good quality for $60...
Horrible app great speakers 1/5
I got two Sony xb20s and the speakers are great. However the app if awful. If you want to group the two speakers together it is a nightmare. And it makes you do it every time you use them.
Very unpredictable 1/5
Sometimes connects mostly doesn’t, can’t find receiver or router.
Terrible app 1/5
Won’t connect to the speaker, even though the speaker is playing music from the device I’m trying to connect to it with. Can adjust the setting sometimes, but usually not. Difficult to even check the battery life. Not impressed.
Abysmal App- great speakers 1/5
By Hi nakug
Speakers are amazing but the app is seriously messed up. It really needs a major overhaul, and apparently it's been this way for a long time. Wireless party chain is hard to connect to and maintain, and it's absolutely useless to have to pair and set a speaker up to an iPhone allll the time.
Sony receiver app 1/5
I’ll never buy another Sony product again!!!
Needs a big update 3/5
This is a cool app but it needs a huge remodel. It's features are nice but it is bland overall.
What’s the point? 1/5
Can someone explain what the benefit of having this app? It just seems like an unnecessary step in accessing your music already in Apple Music or on Spotify. I could be mistaken.
Worst app ever made 1/5
By Buddy Love83
It’s so bad it messed up my headphones.now I can’t turn on or off my headphones.
By ممدوح بن فهد
Please Fix the App! 1/5
The speakers show up 4 times in my App.
Settings never stay “set” after you power off.
The App never connects to the speakers the first time. Takes several attempts to recognise.
Speakers are good though. Decent quality sound, reception and portability.
Well it was working 1/5
By Maverick 864
Recently got a xb-20 and the app was working just fine. But now it won’t work at all.
Stop the changes 1/5
I just want an equalizer and minor changes to tweak music... but oh no... every effing update you delete my custom settings for the equalizer.
Why on earth can I not have the same settings for two speakers linked, that I have for just a single speaker? I have to do the dumbest workarounds to get my speakers to sound consistently good. I should only have to equalize one time... one effing time.
Power level 1/5
I will continue to give one star for every update until the battery level is indicated on the first screen. It doesn't need to be there screens deep. Come on!!!
STILL lastest update fail
Why is the power level burried three levels in instead of being on the first screen.
STUPID STUPID STUPID. Come on!!!
App is terrible. Sony doesn’t care. 1/5
There are plenty of reviews stating how awful this app is. Beyond bad. There was an update 4 days before writing this review ‘improving on the quality’ of the app, which is false. Nothing got better. All I want to do is adjust the EQ level of the speaker (speaker is great btw). Half the time I enter the app it tells me I need to re-setup everything. Garbage app.
Wish I could return my Sony 1/5
I thought the iPhone app was going to be a good way to interact with this $500 receiver .I have had better app with $36 devices. I missed my return window at Best Buy otherwise I could take this boat anchor back. The receiver is ok but this app kills its usage. Most boring interface award winner 2019.
Crap App 1/5
And equally bad soundbar HT-Z9F. Should have gone with my first choice, the Bose 700. Oh wait, can take this back in the morning.
This App reminds me of the kid in the dishwasher commercial when she asks “just what does the dishwasher do?” So, I gotta follow suite and ask “just what does this App really do?”
My 2 cents
Lazy Developers 1/5
Volume setting doesn't work. Getting really low sound from speakers. But don't expect this app to be updated ever
App keep crashing 1/5
By Robin Lee Wuo Bing
After the update the app keep crashing and basically it's broken... I'm sure there's a lot of update before this and how is this app not stable yet? Sony please fix your app otherwise it's not really worth your product price range
App fails 1/5
Broken app - worked in past but no more. Downloaded latest version on latest iPhone 8 and now it keeps thinking my speakers are not setup and wants me to set them up again... endless loop.l
Zone 2 fixed, thanks! 4/5
Thanks for fixing Zone 2!
Zone 2 works again. Thank you Sony
Great Speakers. Garbage App. Pure Garbage 1/5
Others before have elaborated far more eloquently than I’ll ever be able to, but TLDR; we expect better than this Sony. My entire family going as far back as my grandpa was an staunch Sony loyalist. Frankly I’m astonished by how poor this app is. I could throw together a 3x better mock up UI in XCode in 15 mins.
This app is butt 1/5
This jaunt laggy af
App crashes every time I go to zone 2
IT DOESN’T WORK 1/5
Fix it, please.
It Works 2/5
This app is weird. That’s the best way to describe it. Lots of lagging at start up and between the many screens you go through to get to anything. I’ve had this app for close to two years and it’s had hardly any beneficial upgrades. Try it and maybe you can better explain or review why it’s just not a user friendly app.
This is app is terrible. Crashes when I try to select zone 2. No support available. It makes my 600 Sony receiver useless
App crashes 1/5
Switching zones causes the app to crash. Support is abysmal. They say to wait until a future release fixes the problem but have no idea if it is in the works or when it will be fixed. Less than useless.
Terrible App 1/5
This app is absolutely terrible. It hardly ever works, and when it does it hardly ever recognizes that you’re connect to your speakers. Sony, you seriously need to fix this ASAP. You’re much too large of a component to be letting little things like this slide.
Sony - BIGGER is BETTER ... 5/5
By Dottie's Photos
... if your talking the 80’s Rock N Roll and Hair,
Diamonds, Fish Stories, THE backseat of your car
New York - The Big Apple, Hi-Fi Sony Speakers accompanied by an Equalizers/Synthesizer displaying dancing lights with each beat and a seduction of every emotion.
Fast Forward ... small yet mighty - Awesome Speakers! Just about perfect. I Bluetooth or use an aux cord and just plug it in ... BOOM, back in the Saddle or BackSeat or the Game or the Show or wherever you want ....
Where will Your Sony take you???
Absolute garbage 1/5
Absolute garbage - ruins the experience of perfectly good hardware ( zr5 and soundbar). I am very technically adept and I am unable to get surround to work consistently . Speakers cannot be configured successfully with the app.
Does not work 1/5
By Jared Carey
If I try to select Zone2 or 3, the app immediately crashes. This worked, but seems an app update broke it. Not sure how I can enjoy multi-room functionality when I can’t control those zones. I wish I had never purchased this thing - and will be avoiding Sony products from here forward. STRDN1060 > XBR65X850E.
Horrible user experience and stability 1/5
I have to reset the receiver every few weeks.
The app is slow and frequently crashes.
When the app works, the usability is ridiculous.
I do not recommend buying a Sony receiver just based on this app.
Crashing on zone change 1/5
Sony come on - i paid premium for AVR -DN1080 - App crashing every time I try to change zone. Fix!!!
App Crashes when switching zones - STILL NOT FIXED 1/5
Just adding on that we are still waiting for an update, going on two months now - ridiculous. This will be the last Sony purchase I make -
Every time I switch to zone 2 the app crashes.
When are you guys going to fix this??? This is ridiculous, it’s been reported by numerous users for several weeks FIX THE BUG so we can use the product you received our money for. Terrible customer service!!!!
Sony srs xb21 1/5
I can’t find a single good use for this app except to write a review. I’ve also had my new Sony speaker for only a few months and even after a hard reset it now fails to charge correctly. This app helps none. $80 down the drain. No more Sony speakers and no more Sony apps.
This app is ridiculously broken, you'd think that with a company like Sony they'd be able to make a decent functioning app for their products that cost in the triple digits. I Honestly, I wouldn't be surprised if they had some college student design this app. How many updates has this app had? Yet how does it still not work? And why is the interface so poor? Sony, you are on the NYSE. You're one of tech's giants, yet somehow in 2019 you can't manage a simple app. I'd leave zero stars if I could. please fix the bugs and redo the entire interface. nobody that has a phone capable of installing apps needs to access their library or streaming platforms via the app--please remove this the entire aspect is pointless. if somebody is going to download your app, it's to customize the settings, not to play music on apps that they ALREADY have installed. This app doesn't have to do much. Just fix the issue where the settings you select won't stay permanent! They only work when the app is open or recently used. Like I said, there are issues present in this app that it's like they assigned this to an intern. Sorry to the intern that made this app, but I'd leave zero stars if I could. 5/5 stars for the product though.
By El Chinito 420
Does it not work for the sony SRS-XB10 🤔
The APP is horrible 1/5
I have an STR-DN1080. The app worked sparingly at first but enough to be a great upgrade from our previous receiver. However, since the last update, it crashes regularly and will not allow me to control zone 2 from the app.
I am actually shocked at the poor quality given the Sony’s brand reputation. The receiver is good but without ability to control it from the app, it really is sub par compared to other similarly priced (lesser known brands). I would not buy this receiver again or any other Sony product that relies on this app unless it is fixed.
very good 4/5
the best app tnx to sony tnx
واقعا نسخه جديد عالي شده بنظرم حتما امتحان كنيد من با پخش سوني واقعا باهاش راحتم
يه وقتايي هست قاصي كنه البته!!!
Crashes when trying to select zone 2 or any other zone, to change volume.