KEF

Release Notes

iOS Android

KEF Connect iOS

9-Apr-2021
iOS Version 1.6.0 (requires speaker firmware 1.6)
  • Added new Normal EQ mode
  • Create, save and edit multiple EQ profiles
  • Subwoofer presets for various KEF subwoofer models
  • Various improvements, bug and crash fixes
1-Mar-2021
iOS Version 1.5.0
  • Play Queue support
  • Apple Silicon Mac support
  • Track quality now shown in track info
  • Various improvements, bug and crash fixes
18-Jan-2021
iOS Version 1.4.1
  • Minor bug fixes for Support page
11-Jan-2021
iOS Version 1.4.0
  • New Support page
  • Improved compatibility when Voice Over is enabled
  • Various improvements, bug and crash fixes
4-Dec-2020
iOS Version 1.3.2
  • Fix layout for iPhone SE that prevent PROCEED button to be displayed on local network permission page
24-Nov-2020
iOS Version 1.3.1
  • Allow for disabling the share of usage data with Google from KEF Connect
  • Various improvements, bug and crash fixes
9-Nov-2020
iOS Version 1.3.0
  • Media Server support
  • Various improvements, bug and crash fixes
22-Oct-2020
iOS Version 1.2.1
  • Various improvements, bug and crash fixes
12-Oct-2020
iOS Version 1.2
  • Fixed and improved incorrect firmware update status
  • Added subscribe newsletter button in Profile screen
  • Added Standby info on home screen
  • Added alert for disabled/unavailable items in music services
  • Updated second wake-up source display
  • Various GUI improvements
  • Various improvements, bug and crash fixes
07-Oct-2020
iOS Version 1.1
  • iOS14 support
  • Fixed issue on putting speaker into Standby using the Source buttons in remote control section
  • New Standby modes ECO/30/60/none
  • Second source wake up now supported (not supported in ECO mode, only work with firmware version 1.1 or later)
  • Updated user authentication method, users who created account in earlier app version or developer build will need to create new account again
  • Updated MQA indicators (now correctly reflect MQA, MQA Studio, and MQA core)
22-Sept-2020
iOS Version 1.0
  • First release
iOS Android

KEF Connect Android

9-Apr-2021
Android Version 1.6.0 (requires speaker firmware 1.6)
  • Added new Normal EQ mode
  • Create, save and edit multiple EQ profiles
  • Subwoofer presets for various KEF subwoofer models
  • Various improvements, bug and crash fixes
1-Mar-2021
Android Version 1.5.0
  • Play Queue support
  • Track quality now shown in track info
  • Various improvements, bug and crash fixes
15-Jan-2021
Android Version 1.4.0
  • New Support page
  • Fix bug where speaker is offline when launching the app
  • Improved app compatibility for Samsung Galaxy S10
  • Various improvements, bug and crash fixes
1-Dec-2020
Android Version 1.3.2
  • Media Server support
  • Fix crashes for Samsung and Xiaomi devices
  • Minor improvements and bug fixes
24-Nov-2020
Android Version 1.3.1
  • Allow for disabling the share of usage data with Google from KEF Connect
  • Various improvements, bug and crash fixes
9-Nov-2020
Android Version 1.3.0
  • Media Server support
  • Various improvements, bug and crash fixes
22-Oct-2020
Android Version 1.2.1
  • Various improvements, bug and crash fixes
12-Oct-2020
Android Version 1.2
  • Fixed and improved incorrect firmware update status
  • Added subscribe newsletter button in Profile screen
  • Added Standby info on home screen
  • Added alert for disabled/unavailable items in music services
  • Updated second wake-up source display
  • Various GUI improvements
  • Various improvements, bug and crash fixes
07-Oct-2020
Android Version 1.1
  • Fixed issue on putting speaker into Standby using the Source buttons in remote control section
  • New Standby modes ECO/30/60/none
  • Second source wake up now supported (not supported in ECO mode, only work with firmware version 1.1 or later)
  • Updated user authentication method, users who created account in earlier app version or developer build will need to create new account again
  • Updated MQA indicators (now correctly reflect MQA, MQA Studio, and MQA core)
22-Sept-2020
Android Version 1.0
  • First release

LS50 Wireless II Speaker Firmware

7-Apr-2021
Version 1.6
  • Synchronised Primary and Secondary speaker audio output on wake-up
  • Improved firmware update in wireless pairing mode where speaker fails to connect to secondary speaker
  • Fixed Wi-Fi/Bluetooth no audio issue after switching between Wi-Fi and Bluetooth sources whilst playing MQA
  • Various improvements, and bug fixes
8-Mar-2021
Version 1.5
  • Fix firmware update stuck issue on 1.3 and added additional safety measures
  • Improved Play Queue behaviour
  • Updated MQA library
  • Includes all 1.3 improvements and bug fixes
  • Various improvements, and bug fixes

Please note that firmware 1.4 was used to recover speakers that got stuck in firmware 1.3
19-Jan-2021
Version 1.3 (suspended)
  • Fix issue where speaker reports to app that it is still in firmware update after firmware update has completed
  • Fix volume jump when auto-switch to Wi-Fi
  • GoogleCast now supports 96/24 playback for supported applications
  • Improved UPnP Media Server detection
  • Improved HDMI ARC compatibility for LG, Sony and Panasonic TVs
  • Various improvements, and bug fixes
24-Nov-2020
Version 1.2
  • Fixed Wi-Fi LED incorrect status
  • Fix loud subwoofer volume when playing power on feedback tone
  • Fix volume jump when user plugs in secondary speaker while primary speaker is playing
  • Reduced feedback tone volume
  • Improved firmware update status reporting
  • Improved speaker system stability
  • Various music streaming services playback improvements and bug fixes
  • Various Wi-Fi improvements
  • Various improvements and bug fixes
  • Increase additional logging for volume and TV issue
07-Oct-2020
Version 1.1
  • Many improvements and bug fixes
  • Second source wake up is now supported (needs to be enabled via KEF Connect 1.1)
  • Final feedback tones have been implemented
  • Improved DSP
  • Improved system logging
22-Sept-2020
Version 1.0