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Apple’s new Beats Pill+ gets official companion apps for Android, iOS

Apple’s new Beats Pill+ speaker went on sale for the first time on Monday, and now owners can download official companion apps for both Android and iOS. The app lets you “control your speaker in multiple ways,” Apple says — and enables you to combine two for better sound.

The Beats Pill+ is only the second app Apple has released on Android following Move to iOS, and it arrives at exactly the same time as the iOS version. Sadly, it’s not the Apple Music app we’ve all been waiting for — but it is a welcome release for those with a new Beats Pill+ speaker.

Not only does the app allow you to tweak your speaker settings, but it also allows you to connect two Beats Pill+ units for louder mono sound, or as separate left and right channels for stereo sound. Users can also activate a “DJ” mode, which lets friends stream music to the speaker, too.

The app also allows you to keep an eye on your speaker’s battery life, and will provide software updates and product support.

Following its official unveiling in early October, the Beats Pill+ went on sale on the Apple Online Store this week, priced at $229.95. The device boasts 12 hours of battery life in between charges, improved sound, and a Lightning port that lets you charger your iOS devices.


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Killian Bell

Killian Bell is a 20-something technology journalist based in a tiny town in England. He has an obsession with that little company in Cupertino...Killian Bell is a 20-something technology journalist based in a tiny town in England. He has an obsession with that little company in Cupertino...


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