As already notified, the update of the IOS app Spotify Connect does not work with Bang & Olufsen Beosound Essence any more. I have two of them, neither is working. Beosound Essence is selectable in App but does not connect.
Same Problem with my Beoplay A9 Speaker.
Dlna and airplay does work, so it can’t be a network issue.
This is a totally inacceptable situation. Waiting is not an option - neither for B&O nor for Spotify. Such a careless software testing is not professional.
After the BeoSound5 desaster the next issue with Spotify and Bang & Olufsen. Sooner or later we shou re-think our content strategy and go old school with offline content again.
Thanks for the info, guys!
There will be no updates upcoming for the A9 MK1, which means that we've removed server support for the A9 MK1. If you have the version A9 MK2, you'll be able to use it.
Let us know if you have more doubts.