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rmatosev
2014-01-01, 04:51
Hi,
as in title, Absolute Radio is no more available outside of the UK. I tried to connect through TuneIn and it worked on PC, but not on Squeezebox Touch. For some reason Absolute works fine through Ipad app. Since Absolute Radio is my favourite station, I would be extremely happy if I could continue listening to it.
So, I am asking some good soul from the forum if there is a way to work around this problem.
thanks!

kesey
2014-01-01, 04:56
Hi,
as in title, Absolute Radio is no more available outside of the UK. I tried to connect through TuneIn and it worked on PC, but not on Squeezebox Touch. For some reason Absolute works fine through Ipad app. Since Absolute Radio is my favourite station, I would be extremely happy if I could continue listening to it.
So, I am asking some good soul from the forum if there is a way to work around this problem.
thanks!

Consider logging on via Tunnelbear when using Absolute Radio.

rmatosev
2014-01-01, 05:02
Consider logging on via Tunnelbear when using Absolute Radio.

It looks like a solution for PC, but how to use it on Squeezebox Touch?

jilk
2014-01-01, 10:32
Install the Radio.de app via the App Gallery at mysqueezebox.com. Then open http://www.mysqueezebox.com/player/playerControl. Search in Radio.de for Absolute Radio, play the Station and save it as a Favorite.

castalla
2014-01-01, 12:16
I don't get Radio.de listed in App Gallery .... very strange.

rmatosev
2014-01-01, 12:26
Install the Radio.de app via the App Gallery at mysqueezebox.com. Then open http://www.mysqueezebox.com/player/playerControl. Search in Radio.de for Absolute Radio, play the Station and save it as a Favorite.
Thanks, it worked. No Absolute Radio 00s, but I can live with that.
Note: Radio.de did not appear on AppGallery until I changed the Country in Account Settings to Germany. It does not matter if you are not from Germany (I am not). It warns you "We have detected that you are in a different country than you have selected. You may not have access to some music services." but you can disregard that.
Radio.de will appear in AppGallery list and then it's easy to do the search and save the station to the Favorites.
Thanks again!

castalla
2014-01-01, 12:31
Thanks for the tip!

jilk
2014-01-01, 13:19
Its really annoying that Absolute Radio stops streaming for international listeners. Some tricks working yet. But nobody knows if Absolute Radio prohibit these alternatives in the future. For any eventualities I don`t will update the current version of the iPhone App.


http://www.absoluteradio.co.uk/about/legal/international-streaming-faq.html