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    BBC and the Squeezebox?

    This afternoon I opened BBC iPlayer Radio on my Android tablet to be informed that soon I will have to "sign in" to my BBC Account to enjoy the pleasures of "My Radio", as determined by the BBC.

    I have had a BBC account for at least 6, maybe 8 years, so this is not something I am unfamiliar with.

    Lots of data hoovering going on also, to facilitate a better experience for the user (again, as the BBC thinks).

    I may just decide to go back to the old cassette deck and record the programs I like, rather than use the digital convenience of play it again (I already have loads of stuff on my freesat and freeview boxes).

    Well, disregarding that for the moment, and it was a bit of a prÚcis, what are the likely implications for Squeezebox users of this sign in malarkey?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Man in a van View Post
    what are the likely implications for Squeezebox users of this sign in malarkey?
    I'm guessing nothing.

    BBCiPlayer uses a vendor feed of last 7 days which does not have preferences and no feedback mechanism. Are all the vendors going to rely on a BBC auth procedures (legal issues would be great) and somehow adding userids into their devcies - unlikely.

    The Apps for iOS, Android and Web browser - BBC have long wanted to have "my xxx" so they can "tailor" suggestions - "in order to provide a better services" - this is one of the reason they got rid of the old feeds with A-z and schedule etc.

    It is the lastest fad for UIs making sure you'll never find a sepcfic program becuase they think you won't like it.

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    I'm guessing nothing.
    Ah, thanks for the explanation


    It is the lastest fad for UIs making sure you'll never find a sepcfic program becuase they think you won't like it.

    Too true dat . It's becoming the fad with some forums as well. Two I used to visit on a regular basis have recently "upgrade" to more "user friendliness"
    to such an extent that browsing them has become a chore , and, as a result, I visit less and less .

    Leinster for the cup?

    Ronnie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Man in a van View Post
    It's becoming the fad with some forums as well. Two I used to visit on a regular basis have recently "upgrade" to more "user friendliness"
    to such an extent that browsing them has become a chore , and, as a result, I visit less and less .
    Netgear comes to mind, they went the "user friendliness" rout. What a PAIN!
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