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    SBR support from Logitech dead?

    My SBR has quit working for a couple of days, now. It won't connect at all and the icon is red, which indicates the Logitech server is down. I've actually discussed this before with Logitech over the phone. And, over time, radio stations quit playing and give a "connection reset by remote host" error. That's not a problem on my end and I updated to the UE firmware a long time ago since Logitech couldn't be bothered to provide an update for iHeart radio support when so many stations switched to that format.

    I wonder if Logitech is just dumping server support for good since these units were discontinued years ago. We all should have known this was coming one day. Now, I need another internet radio. Any recommendations? Is the one by Gracie that looks just like the SBR with the volume knob on top any good?

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    Just run LMS and flash it back to Squeezebox firmware. Works fine.


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    Quote Originally Posted by drmatt View Post
    Just run LMS and flash it back to Squeezebox firmware. Works fine.


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    Ok, great, so won't that cause my iHeart radio stations to stop working, which is why I updated to UE in the first place?


    I don't see a way to even do that when I open LMS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by buffettck View Post
    Ok, great, so won't that cause my iHeart radio stations to stop working, which is why I updated to UE in the first place?


    I don't see a way to even do that when I open LMS.
    Correct. SB does not support the iHeartRadio app. Stations disappearing from iHeartRadio (UE) or TuneIn (SB) access have nothing to do with UE or SB. The stations are choosing to limit their stream access, usually to ad supported web access only formats.

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    So, this looks like what will be the death of stand-alone table top internet radios, at least for mainstream stations since iHeart seems to be acquiring so many of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by buffettck View Post
    So, this looks like what will be the death of stand-alone table top internet radios, at least for mainstream stations since iHeart seems to be acquiring so many of them.
    Internet Radio in general is quickly dying right now because since the royalty rules changed last year pretty much all of them are running at a hefty loss while users are moving away towards YouTube and random access streaming with curated or automated playlists like in Spotify or Apple Music.
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    SBR support from Logitech dead?

    > My SBR has quit working for a couple of days, now. It won't connect at
    > all and the icon is red, which indicates the Logitech server is down.


    We do indeed have an issue on uesmartradio.com right now. I'll look into
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    Quote Originally Posted by buffettck View Post
    My SBR has quit working for a couple of days, now. It won't connect at all and the icon is red, which indicates the Logitech server is down. I've actually discussed this before with Logitech over the phone. And, over time, radio stations quit playing and give a "connection reset by remote host" error. That's not a problem on my end and I updated to the UE firmware a long time ago since Logitech couldn't be bothered to provide an update for iHeart radio support when so many stations switched to that format.

    I wonder if Logitech is just dumping server support for good since these units were discontinued years ago. We all should have known this was coming one day. Now, I need another internet radio. Any recommendations? Is the one by Gracie that looks just like the SBR with the volume knob on top any good?
    There isn't a good replacement for Squeezebox unless you're willing to spend a lot of money. I dread the day my squeezebox.com goes dark.

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    Quote Originally Posted by egarc View Post
    There isn't a good replacement for Squeezebox unless you're willing to spend a lot of money. I dread the day my squeezebox.com goes dark.
    The aforementioned Grace Digital Mondo+ has been working great for me and it was well under $200. You don't have to spend "a lot of money" to get a competent Squeezebox replacement. My Squeezebox got so unstable and frustrating that it's waiting for a trip to the desert and I have a round of 12ga 00 buckshot with its name on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by egarc View Post
    There isn't a good replacement for Squeezebox unless you're willing to spend a lot of money. I dread the day my squeezebox.com goes dark.

    Sure there is, it's called Raspberry Pi! I just built an SB Touch Clone for $182 that includes an upgraded 7 inch Touch Display plus 30 watts per channel out! If one doesn't need a display, just a 30 Watt per channel streaming device, one only needs to spend $115. If one just needs a streaming device with analog/digital outs, then one is under $85.

    LMS has never been as stable and strong as it is now! I haven't had a single issue with any of my servers or any of my devices or services in almost 10 years (with the exception of issues caused by stupid changes made by a streaming service). Over 85 percent of the issues and problems users have are caused by poor setup, poor infrastructure choices (equipment choices, Windows OS, no Ethernet in high WiFi interference environment), not enough Server, or poorly designed network setup. Now Windows Lovers don't get upset, yes Windows work, I am just of the opinion there are better OS choices available for running LMS, Vortexbox for example.

    Many things have changed int he last 15 years and yet Squeezebox and LMS has been able to keep up and in my opinion there is no reason to start over on very expensive closed systems. YMMV
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