Release Notes “True Survivor" (Release 0.49.10)
I am more than delighted to unveil the next software release to you! The release is ready when you read this. In order to get it onto your NEEO quickly, make sure to check out the "how to update your NEEO” section below.
As always, many of the new features are strongly influenced by all the discussions and the feedback you provide on Planet NEEO. Thanks a lot for being so active!
I’m super excited to announce the new customization features. Starting from today you will be able to freely customize the view of every single screen on the NEEO remote & app. By sorting, hiding and manually creating any screens for each individual device you get a whole new level of customization. Let’s dive deeper:
Whenever you start a recipe on NEEO, you’ll have different screens available through which you can swipe horizontally, those screens are what we call a "recipe slide". Here are a couple of examples of what you can do: Let’s say you are using the TV recipe only for SmartTV functions and don’t need the TV favorites slides, no problem, you can now hide these. Another one: If all you need on your setup box are the “Favorites” slides, go ahead an hide everything else. Generally, if the automatically generated slides are not what you wish to use, create new slides with shortcuts and just drag them in the first position and you’ll always get to see this first. I could write a whole book of examples right here, but I’m sure you got it ;-) Just FYI - depending on how you add the buttons, sliders, widgets etc - some shortcut screens can look a bit weird. We are working on the cosmetics of these shortcuts as they just became more important with the new customization options. Things will look muuuch prettier in the next release (most likely 0.50.x). Just wanted to warn you ;-)
All these customization options are available via the NEEO App by choosing “Edit slides” on the top right within a recipe or by going to the settings in the NEEO App and then choosing “Customize Slides” after clicking on a recipe.
Of course there is a ton more. Thanks to a bunch of change in the background the NEEO experience has been further improved for more speed, even higher reliability and overall snappier performance. In addition to a bunch of SDK changes we also enabled support for hidden SSIDs. Below are the full release notes for everyone who loves to know the details. Also, check out the Known Issues for this release.
How to update your NEEO
Once the update is available it will show up in your NEEO App as well as on the NEEO Remote in the top right corner with a red dot with an exclamation mark. All you have to do is opening the NEEO App and then follow this red exclamation mark, you’ll then be guided through the process. We have also prepared a little guide.
Be aware that it may take a few hours until your NEEO Brain shows the update, not all of them download the update at the same time, so give it some time. A little hint from me: Rebooting the NEEO Brain initiates a firmware check and speeds up the download process.
Release Version NEEO Brain: 0.49.10
Release Version NEEO Remote: 0.49.10
- Fixed issue when Sonos did not update the correct state - for example after a Sonos firmware update or when you cleared the Queue.
- Fixed issue when Sonos could not be controlled anymore.
- Improved command queue handling, commands for other devices should not be blocked anymore if a single device is causing issues.
- Device recipe slides can now be sorted and disabled.
- Display Fire TV hardware details during discovery.
- Fixed a rare issue where Sonos, Hue, FireTV devices were no longer visible when trying to add a new device.
- Improved memory and CPU usage.
- Fixed issue that the NEEO Brain was getting a new IP Address after a firmware update.
- Added specific error message when a recipe cannot be executed because the queue is full.
- Fixed strange fork and other weird icons in the top-left corner for some scenarios in the Mobile App.
- Show registered SDK adapters directly in the NEEO App in the menu "SDK Integrations" in the NEEO Brain section of the NEEO App settings.
- Registered SDK Adapters are now saved, so no more need to restart these after rebooting the NEEO Brain.
- Improved CEC discovery for Amazon FireTV.
- Fixed issue where LIFX, FireTV and other devices were no longer controllable after a reboot of the Brain.
- Fixed issue where Spotify was not browsable.
- Improved Z-Wave error messages.
- Fixed issue when Spotify account was not logged in / browsable on the NEEO Remote / App
- Added feature to connect to non-broadcasted (hidden) WIFI SSIDs.
- Updated Z-Wave Database.
- Device recipes slides are now shown according to the settings in the NEEO App.
- Improved image rendering.
- Improved style for popups.
- Recording widget now uses the same icon for "My recordings" as in NEEO App.
- Improved WiFi Reconnecting.
- Fixed memory leak when processing Neeo-link messages.
- Added reset of wifi chip if the connection to NEEO Brain fails.
- Improved FTUE screen explaining how to press the button for pairing on NEEO Brain (only 1 second for pairing).
- Added support for Hidden SSIDs.
- Improved image downloading to prevent delay of any other processes on slow wifi connections.
- Improved handling of interrupted downloads
Last release was a desaster, connectivity issues and full of function that are nice to have but you promissed core and USP functions are still not avaliable. No documentation of the functionallity of your "HIGH END" product in one place, IR Specs are insufficent for more then 1 IR eye....
We still have harmony me too remote control with bugs and pilot software. I was patience but after 3 years basics missing, last release my remote had issues getting worse, no response on my "switch the remote" request..
this patience will end now! Get your stuff straight, priorize what you promised to deliver, publish a release scedule for the features you promise and keep the promised dates in this scedule!
One of this feature is an online user manual with all features documented and some learning/sample videos of typical and most used functions!!!
The following functions (beside several others) where promised 3 years ago and were the USP of neeo and my arguments towards my wife and myself to justify to spend 400 bucks for a remote:
IR self learning => not present and no I don't accept your politics that I have to go through the driver team and make imporve your driver database but spend hours on testing and mailing... plus I just want to learn the buttons i need which your driver team cannot do!
MEANS IT IS AVALIABLE SO RELEASE IT IMMEDIATELY AS IT WAS A PROMISED FEATURE!!! or you pay me 400Euro/h (as each of my clients do), for you to test and correct your database.
Fingerprint sensor => individual setup and setting due to fingerprint => not avaliable
I request from you a precise and kept release date for this 2 features, as feature IR self learning is avaliable this soon in a resonable amount of time = not 3 month!!!
Great to see a new version! Upgrade process was quite painful though.
Tried upgrading the brain, failed a few times with an error (as above). Restarted the brain, waited for it to re-detect the upgrade, and it worked fine then. That's the easy bit.
Did some slide re-arranging on the app, then started using the Remote. That couldn't communicate with the Brain, restarts did nothing. Tried re-pairing several times, and it either failed to find the Brain, or failed to load the interface after pairing. After many restarts of the Brain, Remote and the Wifi router, I eventually restarted the Remote and walked away for dinner. When I came back it was in mid upgrade, and when it booted up all was working. Hopefully this is related to the issue:
and won't be an issue in future firmware updates.
The screen re-arranging is great. Hopefully the ability to re-arrange buttons on individual screens isn't too far off. I did notice a difference between the same slide on the app and the Remote - one of the built-in screens on the app has the up/down/left/right/ok Menu and Info, but the Menu and Info buttons don't show anywhere on the Remote.Reply
nach dem update hab ich ein grosses problem mit der remote. ich habe mein swisscom tv programmiert, kann dieses ein- / ausschalten, jedoch auf der remote nicht anwählen. die fenster mit den favoriten etc. lässt sich nicht öffnen, die lautstärke und die sender können nicht verändert werden :(
auf der iphoneapp von neeo funktioniert alles einwandfrei. vor dem update hat auch die remote einwandfrei funktioniert.
habt ihr bereits kenntnis von diesem problem?
danke für eure hilfeReply
Peter Boeijen said:
Any idea how to add the apps installed on my TV on one of the sliders? (e.g. integrate in Favorites)
Can't be done in favorites. To accomplish something like this you need to create a recipe for each app. Start by adding your tv again, and then set up an automated recipe. After the wiring is done, change the name of the recipe to Netflix, or whatever app you want to start. Then edit the launch recipe by adding whatever button presses it takes on the original remote to open the app. You may also need to add delays between commands.Reply
My Neeo still refuses to upgrade. I have restarted the brain and remote several times about two days ago, and today again at 23:39 (Swiss time, as I am in Switzerland).
"Last Check was an hour ago
Current Version is 0.48.35-20180116-...
No updates available"
What can I do to upgrade? I am really looking forward to the ability to hide slides...
Richard Moore This! And a simple rename of the shortcut functions would already do wonder - or even not show them in case of transporet controls. Speaking of the icons Patrick Raphael Jeff , why is it, that the app shows transport icons foe FFWD and RWD while on the remote it's still the generic icons? It's kind of a bummer and uneccesarily disrupts the perceived quality. And, an "eject" icon is also standarized since long but seems not to have found its way into NEEO GUI. But that aside it's an appreciated update. Thanks for that and looking forward to further improvements....plus, Bluetooth control for AFTV ;)Reply
@raphael First I must applaud you for the improved frequency of your updates!
Unfortunately @ this writing I don't have good news to report concerning both of the recent updates (0.48.35 & 0.49.10).The Neeo is turning into a brick on the coffee table since my family is refusing to use it due to frustration with the Neeo inconsistent performance since update 0.48.35. Let me clarify one thing, and that is prior to 0.48.35 the Neeo was performing flawlessly and all family members, young & old were excited to use it. I have reported these issues in other post replies that had similar issues but have not seen a response to my concerns, so I will repeat the issues hear and state that the latest update 0.49.10 had no effect on improving performance. I have tried all the recommended methods of repair including re-acquiring the the network signal to the extensive totally rebuilding of my recipes but nothing has rectified the situation. During a normal evening viewing session the "Freezes" & "Lock ups" will occur 3 or 4 times during use.
1- My Home Theater setup includes: Denon AVR-1913, DirecTV Genie Gen 2 HR44-500, Oppo BP-103, LG TV OLED65B7A, xBox 360.
2- Neeo Remote "freezes" during use and only can be reused if totally shut down and reset. In order to reset one must hold down the Power hard button at least 15 sec and some times as long as 30 sec. The most frequent activities that "freezes" the remote are the use of the DirecTV control's soft icon "30 Sec jump forward" with the "10 Sec jump backwards" occasionally resulting in the same shut down result.
3- Neeo Remote randomly restarts by itself. Not sure why this is happening but again, very frustrating. I have a very strong and consistent network signal both ethernet & wi-fi in addition to a consistent provider connection. I have tried the remote's "Prioritzed Link" in both On & Off modes and it does not improve the issue either way.
4- Remote Hard Buttons refuse to function. This occurs with the Channel Up/Down (or page up/down depending on the equipment menus), Arrows Up/Down/Left/Right. The volume control has performed flawlessly & is not effected by this hard button lock up. Usually the hard button lock up occurs during a series of repeated selections. Also, for clarify, the Hard button lock up occurs most frequently while using the DirecTV control within a recipe but can also occur on the LG OLEDTV & Oppo when using Neflix/Amazon fast forward/backward hard arrow buttons.
5- In all cases of performance failure I have tried all "original equipment remote controls" and all work flawlessly which in my opinion rules out my Home theater equipment as a factor.
It is my hope that one of your talented engineers will find a solution to these anomalies. Like many of your users I have a greater and faithful vision of Neeo's future capabilities, in so much as that it will eventually become a true "fully programable and customizable" universal remote that will eventually replace the Harmony and Pronto.
With all due respect my apologies for the lengthy reply, and keep up the good work!Reply
Raphael Jeff I am just back from my hollidays and was realy happy to see there is a update for Neeo who lets me fully customize my remote. The only thing I can find is a way to hide screens. What i have to do to fully customize is the following:
- Change Background for each Screen (or how you call them "Slides")
- Change the Font-Type
- Arrange the Icons on each Slide
- Rename (or remove) the Name of the Icons
- Change the Icons with custom-icons
- Assign commands to the hardware-buttons
Is there anybody out there who can let me know how to do that?
imo is just hide a screen far awy from fully customizing.Reply