Logitech’s subsidiary, Ultimate Ears, has updated its iOS and Android apps to include a new feature called PartyUp. It allows customers to connect over 50 of the company’s Bluetooth speakers at once. They can now create a sound system composed of UE Megaboom, UE Boom, and UE Boom 2 speakers.
Previous firmware updates also introduced Siri integration to its latest portable speaker UE Boom 2 as well as the UE Megaboom. However, the UE Roll and UE Roll 2 won’t be getting the new features. In June 2015, the UE Roll replaced the UE Mini Boom as the company’s lower-end model.
The new software version includes a faster pairing between two speakers, too. Meanwhile, PartyUp uses Bluetooth LE technology to detect speakers even if they are turned off. When users enable PartyUp mode, every speaker tunes in to play the same song.
To add speakers to PartyUp, they have to drag the icon up, while dragging it down removes them from the party. To identify which one they are controlling, the images of the speakers that appear in the app match their exterior colors.
PartyUp is the new nightlife app
Developed by Sandcastle Application Development Inc, PartyUp helps users find the nearest party through recently taken short videos and social media posts from nightlife venues like bars, clubs, parties, events, concerts, happy hours and raves.
The nightlife app allows users to decide where to go as well as where not to show up to avoid things like waiting in line. They can also learn where other people in their city are going to party via the “Pregame Party” feed.
Logitech’s Ultimate Ears will offer “Party Packs” to PartyUp customers, which they can customize with a mix of UE Boom 2 and UE Megaboom speakers. They can get 2, 5, or 10 Booms at a better price than if individually bought.
Ultimate Ears Boom price and features
Last June, Ultimate Ears added voice integration to the UE Boom 2 and the UE Megaboom. With Google Now and Apple’s Siri, owners can now use voice commands to handle music-related tasks. They only have to push the Bluetooth button on the speaker to access Siri if using an iPhone or Google Now if owning an Android device.
Once enabled, the speaker will respond to the digital assistants from the connected smartphone. Users can then play the music library stored on their handsets or access streaming services like Spotify, Apple Music or Google Play Music.
Thanks to voice integration, the UE speakers can handle tasks typically performed by the digital assistants such as send texts and ask for directions. Additionally, the Booms are perfect for pool parties as they are water-resistant. The speakers can withstand immersion in water up to 1 meter for up to 30 minutes.
The Ultimate Ears Boom cost $199.99 and are available in a variety of colors.
Source: Ultimate Ears