HEOS

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Description of App: 

HEOS is a companion app to music devices that include the HEOS system. It allows you to connect to popular music servers for streaming to your HEOS devices as well as play music from local sources. In addition, the app allows you to control music playback on multiple devices for synchronization or individual playback on each device.

Apple Watch Support: 

Not Known

Version: 

1.520.320

Free or Paid: 

Free

Device(s) App Was Tested On: 

iPhone

iOS Version: 

13.1

Accessibility Comments: 

For the most part this app is usable with VoiceOver. There are three buttons at the bottom of the screen that are missing names. These are used for device control. source selection and now playing information as you move from left to right. When playing music, the buttons for play, pause, previous, next and such have names such as "iOS NP Transport RWD". The names are obviously not done correct for accessibility but you can determine the functions.

VoiceOver Performance: 

VoiceOver reads all page elements.

Button Labeling: 

Most buttons are clearly labeled.

Usability: 

There are some accessibility issues with this app, but it can still be used if you are willing to tolerate these issues and learn how to work around them.

Other Comments: 

The positive of this app is that it has support for connecting a number of music streaming services. Pandora, Spotify, TuneIn, iHeart Radio, Amazon Music and several others are supported. You can also play music from local sources. While there are other ways to stream music to physical devices, having all of these available through one app can be handy, especially when you don't want the screen reader output from apps to interrupt the music but still want to be able to control and read the experience.