How do I update the software on my ULTIMATE EARS MEGABLAST?

Update using the app

Your ULTIMATE EARS speaker gets better all the time through regular, over-the-air updates. These updates are quick and easy and can be wirelessly downloaded through your ULTIMATE EARS speaker app. To get started, connect your ULTIMATE EARS speaker to your smart device, open the app for your ULTIMATE EARS speaker, and tap on “More” to see if there are updates available. If there are, just tap to begin the update and the app will take care of the rest.

Update without the app

While it is quickest and easiest to update over-the-air with the app for your ULTIMATE EARS speaker, if you can’t update using the app or you simply prefer to use an old-school desktop updater, we’ve still got you covered. Click on the Mac or Windows download link below to download the update utility.

After you download the app, run it and follow the on-screen instructions. You’ll need to connect your ULTIMATE EARS speaker to your computer to complete the update.

REQUIREMENTS:  This update supports Windows 7 and above, Mac OS X (10.8.x) and above.

 

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How do I update the software on my ULTIMATE EARS BLAST?

Update using the app

Your ULTIMATE EARS speaker gets better all the time through regular, over-the-air updates. These updates are quick and easy and can be wirelessly downloaded through your ULTIMATE EARS speaker app. To get started, connect your ULTIMATE EARS speaker to your smart device, open the app for your ULTIMATE EARS speaker, and tap on “More” to see if there are updates available. If there are, just tap to begin the update and the app will take care of the rest.

Update without the app

While it is quickest and easiest to update over-the-air with the app for your ULTIMATE EARS speaker, if you can’t update using the app or you simply prefer to use an old-school desktop updater, we’ve still got you covered. Click on the Mac or Windows download link below to download the update utility.

After you download the app, run it and follow the on-screen instructions. You’ll need to connect your ULTIMATE EARS speaker to your computer to complete the update.

REQUIREMENTS:  This update supports Windows 7 and above, Mac OS X (10.8.x) and above.

 

MAC OS X UPDATE WINDOWS UPDATE

Is there expedited shipping method?

Not for the moment.

How is the text written on the speaker?

The text is engraved in the material, so you don’t have to worry about it wearing off or fading over time.

How to use the Magic Button

Standard music controls
You can use the magic button to pause, play, or skip tracks for music you’re currently playing from any music provider*:

  • Pause: Single-press the Magic Button to pause music that is currently playing
  • Play (Resume): Single-press the Magic Button to resume music that you paused.
  • Skip song/track: Double-press the Magic Button to skip to the next track of the current playlist

One Touch To Your Playlist
You can also use the magic button to directly access your playlists from select streaming music providers. To use this feature, you must setup it up in the BOOM & MEGABOOM app see (Setting up the app):

  • Play (first playlist): Long press — hold for 3 seconds — the Magic Button to start playing the first playlist you selected.
  • Skip (to next playlist): Long press — hold for 3 seconds — the Magic Button to play the next playlist you selected.
    • If the last playlist is playing, then the first playlist you selected will begin to play when you long press the Magic Button.
  • Pause/Play/Skip song in any of your playlist is the same as described above.

How to use the Magic Button

Standard music controls
You can use the magic button to pause, play, or skip tracks for music you’re currently playing from any music provider*:

  • Pause: Single-press the Magic Button to pause music that is currently playing
  • Play (Resume): Single-press the Magic Button to resume music that you paused.
  • Skip song/track: Double-press the Magic Button to skip to the next track of the current playlist

One Touch To Your Playlist
You can also use the magic button to directly access your playlists from select streaming music providers. To use this feature, you must setup it up in the BOOM & MEGABOOM app (see Setting up the app):

  • Play (first playlist): Long press — hold for 3 seconds — the Magic Button to start playing the first playlist you selected.
  • Skip (to next playlist): Long press — hold for 3 seconds — the Magic Button to play the next playlist you selected.
    • If the last playlist is playing, then the first playlist you selected will begin to play when you long press the Magic Button.
  • Pause/Play/Skip song in any of your playlist is the same as described above.

App features

The BOOM & MEGABOOM app by Ultimate Ears has everything you need to get the most out of your Ultimate Ears speaker.  From #PartyUp to customizable EQ, unlock even more awesome ways to use your BOOM and MEGABOOM speakers.

  • One App: Use one app to access speaker features for all BOOM and MEGABOOM speakers. Works with BOOM, BOOM 2, BOOM 3, MEGABOOM and MEGABOOM 3.
  • One Touch To Your Playlists: BOOM 3 and MEGABOOM 3 only. Follow the on-screen instructions to select your playlist from Apple Music (iOS only) or Deezer premium (Android Only).
  • Remote On/Off: You’d never walk all the way to your TV to turn it on and you shouldn’t have to with your wireless speaker either. Use the app to turn your speaker on/off from afar.
  • Alarms: Don’t be late again. Choose your favorite music to wake up to.
  • PartyUp: Pair up to 150 speakers for the ultimate sound experience. You can pair any BOOM or MEGABOOM together. To pair your speakers together, every speaker must be updated with the latest speaker Firmware (check the app to ensure your speaker has the latest firmware).
  • EQ: You Control the Sound: Want to bump up the bass for your next party? Customize your beats in the app. You control the atmosphere with the recommended presets or customize the EQ to your listening preferences
  • Speaker updates: When new software is available for your speaker, a simple tap in the app updates your speaker with the latest features in no time. Your speaker keeps getting better with the in-app updates.
  • Much more: Personalize your speaker’s name and customize EQ preferences. For BOOM 3 and MEGABOOM 3 preset Magic Button playlists.

New BOOM and MEGABOOM app

The new BOOM & MEGABOOM app by Ultimate Ears has everything you need to get the most out of your Ultimate Ears speaker.  From #PartyUp to customizable EQ, unlock even more awesome ways to use your BOOM and MEGABOOM speakers.

    • Remote On/Off: You’d never walk all the way to your TV to turn it on and you shouldn’t have to with your wireless speaker either. Use the app to turn your speaker on/off from afar.Remote On Off
    • PartyUp: Pair up to 150 speakers for the ultimate sound experience. You can pair any BOOM or MEGABOOM together. To pair your speakers together, every speaker must be updated with the latest speaker Firmware (check the app to ensure your speaker has the latest Firmware).Party Up
      • Tap on the PartyUp icon on the tab bar to get your party started. Level up the party by connecting as many Ultimate Ears speakers as you can handle!
      • You’ll find your available speakers in the drawer – simply drag & drop onto the screen and get ready to turn up. Touch each speaker to see its name and make sure it’s the right one.
      • When someone’s ready to go, you can drag their speaker back to the drawer and it’s instantly out of your party and ready for something else. Or you can go old school and just turn the speaker off. It’s up to you.
      • Pro Tip: You can Party Up with: BOOM, BOOM 2, BOOM 3, MEGABOOM and MEGABOOM 3. Just make sure each speaker is updated to the latest and greatest firmware, otherwise, they won’t be able to join the party and, really, no one wants to be left out.
    • EQ: You Control the Sound: Want to bump up the bass for your next party? Customize your audio settings in the app. You control the atmosphere with the recommended presets or customize the EQ to your listening preferences.

      EQ

 

  • One Touch To Your Playlist: You can also use the magic button to directly access your playlists from select streaming music providers. To use this feature, you must set it up in the BOOM & MEGABOOM app (see Setting up the app):

    Magic Button

    • LONG PRESS TO LAUNCH PLAYLISTS
      Press and hold for 3 seconds. Your speaker will play the playlists you set.
    • TAP ONCE TO PAUSE / PLAY
      When music is streaming on the speaker, tap once to pause/play the music.
    • DOUBLE TAP TO SKIP
      When music is streaming on the speaker, tap twice on the button to skip the song.
    • LONG PRESS AGAIN TO SKIP PLAYLISTS
      Long press again to skip the current playlist.
  • Alarm: Don’t miss an important appointment. You can set your alarm to go off daily or just once and play the music you choose.

    Alarm Feature

Old BOOM and MEGABOOM apps

We removed the old MEGABOOM app from the App Store and Google Play Store. With the new BOOM & MEGABOOM app, you can control all of your Ultimate Ears BOOM, BOOM 2, BOOM 3, MEGABOOM, and MEGABOOM 3 speakers from one app now.

BOOM app: If you have auto updates set on your phone, you should automatically receive the newly updated app. If not, please go to the BOOM & MEGABOOM app in the App Store (iOS) or Google Play Store (Android) and update your app.

MEGABOOM app: You will be prompted to download and install the new app. Once you have installed the new app, you will no longer be able to use the MEGABOOM app.

NOTE: BOOM (1st generation) users must update the speaker to the latest firmware using our Mac and PC update tool, in order to use the new app.

REQUIREMENTS:  This update supports Windows 7 and above, Mac OS X (10.8.x) and above.

 

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Alarms and Alexa

We are focusing on improving and streamlining our more actively used features in the app for a better overall user experience. Therefore, with the release of our newly designed app, we decided to retire the following features:

  • Alexa “Tap-to-Talk” (Android)