Poor commitment. 1/5
UE Megaboom is a fantastic speaker. The Hardwear is on point and for the value, the speaker sounds great and even performs to waterproof standards. This review is for the piss poor app that has no vision or commitment to to past versions.
The ability to power on the speaker via Bluetooth came as an operating function. That really helped sell this $300 speaker for me. Now it’s just gone and no amount of talking to Logitech customer service will ever bring it back.
Pull your sh!t together.
Great speaker, bad app 2/5
By Admiral eddy
This app used to work seamlessly, but after all these updates even the equalizer barely functions. I no longer have the ability to turn the speaker on or off remotely, and because of that the speaker doesn’t stay connected to Bluetooth. I end up having to manually connect all the time. This must get fixed.
Stereo never works 2/5
App updates all the time and never fixes it. I bought 2 speakers for a reason. I’m about to sell them cuz ur app never works right and that’s the only wait to run these in stereo.
Remote power on 1/5
Please I can't power on remote my megaboom. Fit it’s. Thank you.
App is trash 1/5
Very poor instructions using app, the speakers were always needing re connecting to phone app. Too many updates! Took my speakers back and returned them and deleted app.
What happen? 2/5
By drummer man
Now when I try to power on using the app, it says my device doesn’t support smart Bluetooth feature. I’m using iPhone X with IOS 11.2.6. This power on feature was working before using this same phone before I updated to this last iPhone update. Please fix this isssue!
These speakers aren’t cheep. Works fine on the previous iOS operating system. I know because I’ve tried on my ipad so I know it’s not the speaker that’s having the issue
Sorry Logitech we got a problem 2/5
They just made this update that plain makes my music sound worse! Just like apple update of that sort. Only good reason to have the app is for the multiple speakers pairing honestly and perhaps the base jump
Barely works 1/5
Barely works, only connects a small fraction of the time. Speaker is great though. App is horrible
Why is my speaker not showing up??? 1/5
By The Nate99
My megaboom is connecting to my phone even play music but it will not show up in the app and I just got it so I’m trying to update the software. I love the speaker but that app is not great. I’ve had similar problems with my boom app.
Solid speaker, ABSOLUTELY TERRIBLE APP 1/5
By Kcco 757
The speakers are great but the app is absolute trash. Part of the main appeal of UE speakers is the ‘party up’ feature, which allows multiple speakers to be paired for stereo sound (albeit only if they are the same model, which is kind of BS) BUT this feature RARELY works. The app either can’t find the second speaker even though both are connected thru Bluetooth or it boots the first speaker off when you party up with the second one. Also, a pretty fair amount of the time the app fails to power the speaker on remotely when attempted. For such a large company and high price point for a Bluetooth speaker, Ultimate Ears should be ashamed of how half-assed their app functions.
Also, why is there a different app for each model of speaker?!?!
Great Speaker Terrible App 1/5
I purchased to of the UE Mega Boom Speakers because you could pair them in stereo. When they work, there is nothing better. Unfortunately that has been 25% of the time or less. FIX IT PLEASE!
App wont connect through ipod 1/5
I guess it works better with phones.
Or not considering all the other poor reviews.
Gonna have to return this
Speaker pops on some music i listen to and its irritating
Drop your price to 100 bucks remove all the "smart" features and MAYBE you'll have a worthy product. This thing SUUUUUUCKS
Used to be able to remotely power on 1/5
Doesn’t power the speaker on remotely anymore
The app works fine. Needs shutoff timer. 4/5
I have two speakers and the app does a good job of allowing me control of the volume/balance of each. Without the app, I wouldn’t be as simple. It always works great.
The one thing I would add is an adjustment for when a speaker goes to sleep. There are times when I want it to stay awake quietly much longer than is currently programmed.
STILL can’t use the alarm!!! 1/5
App crash and quit on its own as soon as I try to setup an alarm.
Extremely buggy 1/5
50% of my MEGABOOM’s functionality is ruined because of the poor software for managing its features. This app is just part of that messy software and I am waiting for an update to fix these problems.
Needs more modern features 2/5
Need to add a 3D touch shortcut on the app icon to power on the device.
App is garbage 1/5
Don’t get me wrong - the speaker is great. The app, on the other hand - straight garbage. It used to be slightly okay when the remote power function was available, but now I get a message that my device can’t do it. Not only that, the link it tells you to follow to get to the FAQ to learn more about that is BROKEN. Brings you to a 404 page.
iPhone X Update? 1/5
By Citric Caffeine
Will this app ever get updated for iPhone X? Does anyone at UE/Logi own an iPhone X? Are the developers proud of their app being looking old and left behind?
Yeah, I think it’s time to go with a different company. This (cr)app is more than likely abandoned!
Worst app/device 1/5
This is a nice speaker with nice base and volume but you guys screwed this product up. Without the app, the speaker disconnects from your device. Other than that, you guys force us to update everything, if not my device won’t charge. And lastly, your app won’t let me update my speaker, so I have to manually update it through my laptop and it’s really annoying. I would not buys this product again in my life. I would rather go and purchase another speaker apart from this one that doesn't force you to download unnecessary things just to charge my device. I’ve never seen a company as terrible as this one
Each subsequent update makes things worse 1/5
By Epic Fael
The app and the speaker were amazing when first purchased. The app powered on the speaker and controlled the volume and the sound was outstanding. With every update connectivity issues worsen. Now, the app no longer turns on the speaker. And the sound on my speaker is unbearable since the EQ feature was added to the app. At any volume the sound is distorted, muffled, and crackling despite the presence of any visible damage or dents. UE is u responsive. There are leagues of similar unresolved complaints online. If you are reading this while deciding on which speaker to buy, do not buy a UE/Logitech product.
What’s The Point? 1/5
I totally agree with the one star reviews. Yet another example of a totally dysfunctional and screwed up parent app that can no longer control its child. I use this Bluetooth speaker with Alexa and my iTunes music. Wonderful sound as always, but the current companion app is useless crap, so buh bye.
App. Not refreshing. 2/5
Been disappointed with this since I got the speaker. Tech need to improve on it. Not a fan anymore. ☹️
Love it. FIX THE ALARM. 3/5
By The War Bison
Don’t get me wrong, I love this product. It’s app is ok. What I am really disappointed with is the alarm feature. I would very much like to wake up to my music in the morning and settle into the school day, but it will only let me set it for 7 a.m. That is not early enough. Otherwise, extremely happy with my purchase. FIX THE ALARM.
Remote power on - How to get working again! 1/5
By Roomie was better
Delete your UE Megaboom app and download again from the App Store. This fixed my issue and can now turn my speaker on and off remotely.
We don’t need all the personality , but maybe work on what the apps supposed to be good at . It’s not the best but what is meant to do is very useful.
Please update for iPhone X 1/5
Doesn’t look good the way it is now. Needs iPhone X update please.
Good app 4/5
The app is great, but I’m so tired of the notification coming up telling me how to pair two speakers... I only have one speaker, stop harassing me! When I open the app I want to be able to turn the speaker on, not learn how to pair with another speaker I don’t even have.
I expected more 1/5
Wow. At first I thought the reviews were just harsh. But they are right. Only good for turning on *SOMETIMES*. Super glitchy app and not very appealing to the eyes. Hopefully they get this figured out and soon.
Remote power dysfunctional 2/5
I have an iPhone X and even with the latest firmware update the remote power mode does not function at all. It states your device does not support “Bluetooth smart”. Well how come with the previous version the remote power was working fine??!! Please correct this ASAP and I will change my review. Also have yet to try out the alarm function so will let you guys know how that works out in real life.
Utterly useless...returning the speaker. 1/5
I love my original boom and bought the mega boom today to sync with it for surround-sound at our Christmas party tommorow night. What a freaking joke! The app crashes and locks up. Syncing off-app by pressing the buttons doesn't work. Definitely false advertisement. I'll be returning the mega boom and looking into more reliable brands.
Got a speaker a year ago and it worked fine. The speaker the app the phone all mashed together so perfect and then a month or so back my app got a few updates and the only thing that works is the power up and i can’t even power off though the app it’s just turning it on and then nothing. Gives me a blank white page when i go to the “HOW TO” options .. needs to be fixed unless you guys are making a perfectly new one
Speaker is Great the app is horrible! 1/5
The software fails on a regular basis. Not reliable at all for the alarm. Constantly says connected to another device. Then every time you set it up for your device it keeps on asking you nonstop if you want to connect this device after you were ready have several times. Very frustrating! I wish the company would get there act together with the software. It would be a great device !
Needs fixed 1/5
Constant issues with app working even when already connected by Bluetooth. Will no longer remote power on either
Remote Power On Stopped Working 1/5
The remote power function of the app has stopped working. This is essentially the only function of the app and now it doesn’t work.
App is worst part 1/5
This speaker is by far one of the best, but the app is a big disappointment. The alarm function was something I really looked forward to and it doesn’t work. Would give better review if the app worked as advertised.
Terrible app- shame on Logitech 1/5
Whoever designed this app should be fired. Please spend less time being minimalist- as if things are so intuitive and work so well you don’t need instructions- and either make an app and a product that actually does work consistently and doesnt take the app designers to use properly. I want to throw these speakers away. My experience has been so frustrating it has made this gift unpleasant to even think of using- to say nothing of the time I have to waste every time I try to set them up. Get anything else.
I love my ue but... 1/5
By Charlie Groene
For some reason the new update has made my alarm on my ue megaboom not work half the time and its really annoying because that was one of the main reasons I bought it, its the only alarm loud enough to actually wake me. And i wish you could set the alarm to go off at different times every day. I wake up at different times every day and its a burden to have to remember to switch it.
Used to love it 1/5
When I got my mega boom I loved it . Would’ve been great if it didn’t blow out a speaker within two years .
TERRIBLE APP 1/5
By F*ck match
The MegaBoom used to work perfectly with the app and I could set my alarm and trust it to wake me up. Now with all these stupid updates the alarm function doesn’t even work and it’s done nothing but make the app worse. I had no clue a developer could go from a nearly perfect app a year + ago to now every update makes it 10X worse. Definitely will never buy another MegaBoom again! The speaker itself sounds great and has plenty of volume but the selling point on it for me at the time (January 2016) instead of buying a Bose was the alarm feature and it’s useless now. If you want a good speaker to manually turn on this will work if you buy it for the features they claim it has. Save yourself the disappointment and look elsewhere.
On/Off Button Option!? 1/5
You guys took a turn for the worse. It was nice not having to get up to turn on the speaker. Taking away the feature to turn the Megaboom off and on wasn’t a great idea.
Gotten progressively worse 1/5
Have had a Megaboom for about 3 years now. And the app has only gotten worse. Very inconsistent when trying to party up or pair two devices. Makes having multiple speakers almost pointless.
great but now i camt remote power 3/5
for over year i was able to at least remote power speaker from app no problem,but now im upset w this app
Poor App there is NO DOUBLE UP 1/5
I have tried everything including UE instructions on how to Double Up making two speakers play at once for a great sound. Tried in app but it does not recognize more than one speaker. Then instructions to connect two speakers without the app does not work either. App is totally latest version. This bad app means that I bought two speakers on. Fraudulent false advertising basis by UE. There are other speakers out there that sound just as good. Don’t fall for the connecting two come on.
Terrible App Update!!! 1/5
Every time an update is released for the app and speaker firmware, I loose features.
#1 The iPhone X is out....WHY DID YOU RELEASE AN UPDATE WITHOUT UTILIZING THE ENTIRE SCREEN?!?
#2 I lost Remote Power several updates ago. 😡 What is Bluetooth Smart?!? I had to search forums and other reviews to figure out how to fix my remote power.
#3 After the latest update, PartyUp doesn’t work. The screen to add speakers has a gray bar at the bottom and if I try to scroll up I can see half of all my other UEBOOMS but I get an error.
#4 What happened to the option in PartyUp that allowed the sound to be switched between true stereo and normal sound when you have only two UEBOOMS connected?
#5 The new app logo looks terrible!! Very unpleasant. The old app icon was much nicer.
#6 Why do I need a different app for every speaker?? Surely there is a designer out there that can come up with one app that allows you to control all the UEBOOMS together.
#7 I had to turn off the Alert Sounds because now they all play at maximum volume. It’s very startling when the speaker makes an alert sound at the highest volume even though the speaker is turned all the way down.
Im very confused as to how these speakers are getting worse the longer I own them. You would expect the updates to improve or add functionally not take it away.
FIX ASAP PLEASE!!!
Change the logo back please 4/5
By Kullen Yurchak
App is smooth and works for me, but the new logo looks less sleek. Would recommend changing it back.
Power remotely not working no more 4/5
I can no longer remotely turn my speakers on, and yes i did update my firmware and my phone and double checked the setting if it was turned off but no, nothing, can’t figure it out, sad life, the speaker is awesome. Wish the d ring was more durable, mines broke off have to replace, twice.
Hey I love you guys but please fix this !! 4/5
Maybe make the feature work? I have the mega boom and the UE roll and I was able to pair them together with the mega boom app until the update and now it just isn’t showing up in the “drawer”.
I know there is a new way to pair the roll and the mega boom with the new update as described in the instructions on the app but maybe look into it because I keep trying to make it happen and it just doesn’t and all I want to do is party on you know, man?
Anyway that’s all I got. Your speakers and software make for a really good time but maybe just don’t update the firmware interface until every bell and whistle is for sure going to work.
10/10 would recommend though, like I said please keep updating and just doing what you’re doing.
— A Fella From Outta Towan
My speak doesn’t even power on through the app
CHANGE BACK LOGO-make faster 2/5
By M-Dawg Marion
Good app, but the new logo looks a lot less classy on my phone screen. It looks like a fake free app you would get from China. Really bad it’s kind bothering me.
Also the menu that comes up on the side to pull up the equalizer and settings needs to be a little faster of an animation because it takes a while and I can’t use the app as fast as I’d like to