JBL Connect app by Harman Consumer is free-to-use software that lets you control compatible speakers over Bluetooth. You can use it to play the same song on multiple devices and even control the audio and light settings if they are available.
If it worked
JBL attempts to offer a speaker controller but it misses the mark.
The main problem with the software is that it rarely works. It claims to be a connector, but it fails to connect most of the time with devices. As soon as you turn off your phone or open another app, JBL Connect just turns off.
AmpMe offers the same features, but it works with all devices while Connect only works with JBL speakers. However, both of these applications suffer from a connection problem. Even so, Amp can connect to most devices as long as users have a subscription.
Further, JBL Connect lacks features. Beyond the sound control, which is already spotty, there is little else to do with it. The party mode is the ability to use multiple devices over Bluetooth at the same time.
Where can you run this program?
You can use it on Android 5.0 and later.
Is there a better alternative?
Yes, AmpMe is a better option if you’re willing to pay for it. Everyone included in your party will be able to listen to music. The problem with the application is that it suffers from several problems and freezes regularly.
Overall, JBL Connect offers little value as a piece of software. It cannot even do well what it claims to do. It has severe bugs that either prevent it from opening or cause it to shut down. Lastly, the Bluetooth connection is unstable.
Should you download it?
No. The program barely works, and AmpMe does a far better job.