After the long wait, the RIVA S control app for Android is here. It has all of the features of the RIVA Turbo X control app, with the exception Turbo boost (because the S doesn't have that). It has a toggle for connecting two RIVA S models in stereo sound. I can't speak to how well that works, as I only have one speaker. Initially, the app wouldn't connect to my speaker. If this happens to you, don't freak out - just contact RIVA support and they'll walk you through updating your firmware to the most recent version. After updating, the application worked great.
I was one of the first who bought the Riva S speakers when they were available last year on day one. I have never gotten it to work together with this app when it was finally released. The app took forever to find the speaker and then I couldn't even control it, e.g. volume. When I saw one of the reviews which said to try a firmware update, I contacted customer support and also performed the update. After the update, everything is working fine now. Just wished there was better communication regarding this issue but now I'm happy that everything is working.
Xperia Z1 Compact [Android 5.1] RIVA 2.0 — Works fine with basic controls for power mode, surround, volume and etc. Took a few attempts to connect to the app, but got there in the end. Seemed to get stuck at the "connecting wait a few seconds" prompt. Don't give up and just restart phone and/or restart speaker and re-pair Bluetooth and it should/could work after a while. Only one connected client can use the app at a time(re multi-user mode). 😀 Also need the latest firmware on the RIVA S speaker
Up & Running Firmware upgrade needed, contact Riva Audio support to get the step by step procedure on updating your Riva S unit. Regardless of the hassle.. Riva S is still the best portable speaker you can get!!!!!!!!!
PROBLEM SOLVED! Read below and if you have the same problem that means you need to update your Riva S firmware... I emailed Riva costumer service and got a reply within 24 hours! After upgrading the firmware, my Riva S works even better and the app fully manage it from my Z2. Great costumer service, thank you! BEFORE THE FIRMWARE UPGRADE: Riva S and the Riva app did not pair with on my Sony Z2... Even so the phones does pair in Bluetooth immediately, when launching the app to take control of my Riva S the screen select your device, I chose my Riva S, I get the message from the speaker "Paired" but then and then get the screen "This may take a few seconds..." for ever and ever, and ever... The Bluetooth button on the speaker is on: means it's pair but nothing else. Funny enough the speaker is fully paired with my Z2 and works very well when I use any music player... Having spend $250 ob this speaker, It's quite disappointing. Will give 5 stars as soon as it is fixed.
Doesn't work I paired with my Riva S and I see a loader sign "It may take a few seconds" but nothing happens. I uninstalled and installed again. Same thing..