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pippin
2015-10-01, 11:18
If you are a SiriusXM user you have probably already noticed that the service is no longer available on the Squeezebox through MySqueezebox.com.
At ickStream we would be very interested to offer a replacement implementation that would work on the Squeezeboxes, too. If you haven't heard about ickStream as of yet, we are providing an access service for a number of different streaming services - a bit similar to MySqueezebox.com - which is available to Squeezebox users as an LMS plugin.
http://forums.slimdevices.com/showthread.php?98467-Pre-Announcement-ickStream-Music-Platform
http://wiki.ickstream.com/index.php/Open_Beta_Squeezebox

For this, we need your help.

First of all, we would like to know whether such an implementation would be of interest for you as a SiriusXM user.
Specifically, a solution through ickStream would run as a plugin for LMS so you’d have to have a server running to use it. We can’t implement this on MySqueezebox.com or completely replace MySqueezebox.com as a server to run Squeezeboxes with.

Second, we obviously need SiriusXM to support this, too. Here, it would probably be helpful if they were aware that there is significant interest from Squeezebox users in such a solution, otherwise it’s not very attractive to them since Logitech doesn't make Squeezeboxes anymore.
You can reach them through
https://www.siriusxm.com/contactus

We believe that on the technical side we have a very good chance to get this going but we can’t do it alone, SiriusXM’s service is a proprietary offering and they don’t have an open API.
So if you want to continue to enjoy Sirius XM on the Squeezebox, contact them and let them know about ickStream!

jojopuppyfish
2015-10-01, 12:27
I support this. However, before anyone contacts Sirius, a laymen like myself needs to be able to know what to tell them.
Remember Sirius techs are idiots so each of us need to consistently tell them the same thing.
"We want SiriusXM to support Ickstream and to allow them to create an API"
How does that sound?

In terms of showing support how about someone start a facebook group and let's get everyone here to join it.
Or maybe start a petition and get people to sign it.

There is a reason why SiriusXM sent letters to everyone who has a Logitech device.....because obviously alot of people were using it.

garym
2015-10-01, 13:01
This is what I sent to SiriusXM via the contact email link Pippin posted. (Note, I did NOT have to fill in the RadioID number in the form to submit the email).

I am a long time SiriusXM subscriber (2 autos plus internet streaming). Effective 9/30/15, Logitech Squeezebox devices no longer can stream SiriusXM. This is disappointing. However, a 3rd party provider to Squeezebox, "IckStream" is interested in developing a plugin for squeezeboxes that can return this functionality. The company, ickStream, already has success in doing this and has plugins that enable squeezeboxes to work with TIDAL and others. They are a quality organization. A review of the Logitech forums on this streaming issue will confirm that there is a great demand for such a plugin (and lots of disappointment if something can't be done to return SiruisXM to our Squeezebox players). Thanks.

jojopuppyfish
2015-10-01, 13:14
Thanks Gary
I submitted your statement under category Streaming SiriusXM -->Compatibility

garym
2015-10-01, 13:17
Thanks Gary
I submitted your statement under category Streaming XP -->Compatibility

good point. I used Streaming XP > Compatibility too.

netchord
2015-10-01, 13:38
i'm down- i may forward this thread to a contact at SXM.

netchord
2015-10-01, 13:52
Pippen- i'm in contact with the right guy at SXM. i PM'd you with his info.

ciarmer
2015-10-01, 14:54
I absolutely support this. This would breathe new life into my collection of Logitech radios, Booms and Duets. I have no problem at all keeping my computer running (it usually is running anyway).

I'll send my message over to Sirius XM also using the category mentioned by others above. Please keep us up to date with anything else that we can do to support this effort.

SqueezeDZ
2015-10-01, 19:08
Definitely down with this.

drdata
2015-10-01, 21:33
Hi - I don't have a Squeezebox, just the successor UE Smart Radio from Logitech. I'm also quite the noob in discussing this topic. Just for my information, would the proposed plug-in also work with the UE Smart Radio? Or is my environment too proprietary/closed for this to help me restore my SiriusXM service?
Thanks for you help.

mherger
2015-10-02, 00:38
> Hi - I don't have a Squeezebox, just the successor UE Smart Radio from
> Logitech. I'm also quite the noob in discussing this topic. Just for my
> information, would the proposed plug-in also work with the UE Smart
> Radio? Or is my environment too proprietary/closed for this to help me
> restore my SiriusXM service?

I think pippin mentioned that ickStream will require a plugin to run on
a server. You would have to run this server on your own. But you'd first
have to convirt your SmartRadio into a Squeezebox (which can be done
on-device, somewhere in Settings/Advanced).

--

Michael

garym
2015-10-02, 04:25
This is what I sent to SiriusXM via the contact email link Pippin posted. (Note, I did NOT have to fill in the RadioID number in the form to submit the email).

I am a long time SiriusXM subscriber (2 autos plus internet streaming). Effective 9/30/15, Logitech Squeezebox devices no longer can stream SiriusXM. This is disappointing. However, a 3rd party provider to Squeezebox, "IckStream" is interested in developing a plugin for squeezeboxes that can return this functionality. The company, ickStream, already has success in doing this and has plugins that enable squeezeboxes to work with TIDAL and others. They are a quality organization. A review of the Logitech forums on this streaming issue will confirm that there is a great demand for such a plugin (and lots of disappointment if something can't be done to return SiruisXM to our Squeezebox players). Thanks.


The SiriusXM response (what I expected, which was essentially equal to no response at all). The API plugin issue will definitely have to be escalated to a different person/group than "customer care", who not unexpectedly just respond with standard "customer care" noninformation.

================================================== =========================
Thank you for contacting SiriusXM regarding your Logitech device.

We apologize for the inconvenience. Please contact your device manufacturer for additional support.
Your SiriusXM service is not affected by this software update, and you can continue streaming SiriusXM online at player.siriusxm.com or by downloading our mobile app.
We are committed to providing you with the best in listener care. If you have any questions, feel free to reply to this email. You can always manage your account online 24/7 by clicking
https://care.siriusxm.com/

Thank you,

Emilyn
SiriusXM Listener Care
1-866-635-2349

netchord
2015-10-02, 05:42
he API plugin issue will definitely have to be escalated to a different person/group than "customer care"

it has been.

badhat
2015-10-02, 13:26
If you are a SiriusXM user you have probably already noticed that the service is no longer available on the Squeezebox through MySqueezebox.com.
At ickStream we would be very interested to offer a replacement implementation that would work on the Squeezeboxes, too. If you haven't heard about ickStream as of yet, we are providing an access service for a number of different streaming services - a bit similar to MySqueezebox.com - which is available to Squeezebox users as an LMS plugin.

For this, we need your help.

First of all, we would like to know whether such an implementation would be of interest for you as a SiriusXM user.
Specifically, a solution through ickStream would run as a plugin for LMS so youíd have to have a server running to use it. We canít implement this on MySqueezebox.com or completely replace MySqueezebox.com as a server to run Squeezeboxes with.

Second, we obviously need SiriusXM to support this, too. Here, it would probably be helpful if they were aware that there is significant interest from Squeezebox users in such a solution, otherwise itís not very attractive to them since Logitech doesn't make Squeezeboxes anymore.

We believe that on the technical side we have a very good chance to get this going but we canít do it alone, SiriusXMís service is a proprietary offering and they donít have an open API.
So if you want to continue to enjoy Sirius XM on the Squeezebox, contact them and let them know about ickStream!

I'm also VERY interested in supporting this effort. I purchased my SB Radio specifically to stream SiriusXM, and I'm now unable to do so. My computer is on 24/7/365, so a plugin solution would work very well for my situation.

I'll be anxiously following this forum for updates on the situation. Thanks to all who can contribute their efforts to get past this roadblock.

ralphy
2015-10-03, 04:19
I too am very interested in ickstream supporting SiriusXM and have submitted a similiar email to Customer Care.

Hope it all works out.

ciarmer
2015-10-03, 05:17
I am posting my email to SiriusXM and their response. It makes me wonder whether we should be contacting someone else at SiriusXM to express our support for this?

My email (similar to another I read here):

I am a long time SiriusXM subscriber. I listen in my car as well as online at home. Effective 9/30/15, my Logitech Squeezebox radios and devices are no longer able to stream SiriusXM. Very disappointing to me and Logitech appears to be not able to help. A 3rd party provider to Squeezebox, "IckStream" is interested in developing a plugin for squeezeboxes that can return this functionality. The company, ickStream, already has success in doing this and has plugins that enable squeezeboxes to work with other streaming services. They are a high quality organization. A review of the Logitech forums on this streaming issue will confirm that there is a great demand for such a plugin (and lots of disappointment if something can't be done to return SiruisXM to our Squeezebox players).

Thank you in advance for your consideration. I appreciate it.

Response from SiriusXM:

Thank you for contacting SiriusXM regarding the Internet Listening service.

We apologize for the inconvenience. Please contact your device manufacturer for additional support.

Your SiriusXM service is not affected by this software update, and you can continue streaming SiriusXM online at player.siriusxm.com or by downloading our mobile app.

Your feedback and suggestions are important to us and we will use them to improve the service that we offer. We have forwarded the information you provided to the appropriate department.

We are committed to providing you with the best in listener care. If you have any questions, feel free to reply to this email. You can always manage your account online 24/7 by clicking
https://care.siriusxm.com/

Thank you,

geobrick
2015-10-04, 23:30
I support doing this as well. We have several squeezebox radios around the house and use them for SiriusXM and to stream music from a local hard drive using LMS.

Ikabob
2015-10-05, 00:34
Of course, I support streaming SiriusXM through ickStream.
Only one qualification for me and that being the future ability to stream the PREMIUM version of SiriusXM. For me personally, it is difficult to listen to music/streams with frequent interruptions and commercials. Same goes for the CalmRadio stream. But I am all for ickStream and its potential. I appreciate the effort by its developers. Thank you.

gweempose
2015-10-05, 07:51
I'd be a huge supporter of this, and if there is anything I can do to help the cause, just let me know. My wife and I feel like our Squeezebox ecosystem suffered a huge blow when we lost SiriusXM. We used to listen to Howard Stern every single day on both our Boom and one of our Radios.

Eric Seaberg
2015-10-05, 17:59
I've got 2-SB3s, a Duet and a Transporter. I have SiriusXM in my cars so I can listen to some news, NFL and MLB. My wife has a couple of Sirius favorite music channels, but the quality of Sirius is HORRIBLE compared to XM (receiver difference is totally amazing, and, I would guess because of this technical ball-drop, they are uping the quality everywhere). If I want music in my car, I've got high quality music streams I subscribe to (128kAAC - 320kMP3) that I would rather listen to via USB from my iPhone. Even on the SiriusXM stations that are "all music", there's always commercials for their own shows. I understand what they're doing, but I'm paying for MUSIC ONLY.

I have taken time after researching SiriusXM changes (I've been an XM customer since 2003) to determine I DON'T NEED XM on my LMS system (been a Slim user since 2006). There are GREAT STREAMING options that offer a wider variety of music (how many times have you heard the same tunes on XM) at a much higher bitrate, meaning BETTER for EVERYONE.

You guys are so welcomed to do what you wish with SiriusXM, but I'm cutting back the plans on my cars and losing all streaming options. Don't need it, and honestly, I may very well lose it in my cars since I have more and BETTER SOUNDING options for less money per year.

I've been in the recording biz since 1971 working in some of the premiere recording facilities of the world... been to Abbey Road, too. My ears have kept me alive in this industry for almost 45-years. SiriusXM is NOT worth the price... look elsewhere.



Happy music hunting...

protivakid
2015-10-05, 18:14
What about starting a petition we could just sign and then link to SiriusXM in some sort of formal letter?

garym
2015-10-05, 19:12
I've got 2-SB3s, a Duet and a Transporter. I have SiriusXM in my cars so I can listen to some news, NFL and MLB. My wife has a couple of Sirius favorite music channels, but the quality of Sirius is HORRIBLE compared to XM (receiver difference is totally amazing, and, I would guess because of this technical ball-drop, they are uping the quality everywhere). If I want music in my car, I've got high quality music streams I subscribe to (128kAAC - 320kMP3) that I would rather listen to via USB from my iPhone. Even on the SiriusXM stations that are "all music", there's always commercials for their own shows. I understand what they're doing, but I'm paying for MUSIC ONLY.

I have taken time after researching SiriusXM changes (I've been an XM customer since 2003) to determine I DON'T NEED XM on my LMS system (been a Slim user since 2006). There are GREAT STREAMING options that offer a wider variety of music (how many times have you heard the same tunes on XM) at a much higher bitrate, meaning BETTER for EVERYONE.

You guys are so welcomed to do what you wish with SiriusXM, but I'm cutting back the plans on my cars and losing all streaming options. Don't need it, and honestly, I may very well lose it in my cars since I have more and BETTER SOUNDING options for less money per year.

I've been in the recording biz since 1971 working in some of the premiere recording facilities of the world... been to Abbey Road, too. My ears have kept me alive in this industry for almost 45-years. SiriusXM is NOT worth the price... look elsewhere.



Happy music hunting...

I agree 100% when it comes to music vis SiriusXM. Nothing there I need to replace. But my wife (and me to a much lesser extent) really likes the NPR (mostly) and other news stations on XM. We listen to these in our cars a lot (we have a weekend trip we often make where FM is not reliable and the NPR XM shows are good company). And my wife is very hooked on certain XM NPR shows in the early evening. Since the loss I've managed to replace most of what she missed at home with streamable podcasts of the same shows (albeit a day later). The frustrating thiing to me is that the longer I'm involved in streaming digital music, the more things seem to move backwards rather than forward. I was just playing around with the single Sonos unit I bought last year to see how it worked, and just discovered that among its other limitations it can't even deal with compilation tags in a FLAC file. It seems very bizarre that an old technology squeezebox remains cutting edge! It's like the next models of cars are more like Model T's than 2015 Hondas. Weird. But the market seems to only care about people that want to stream to bluetooth speakers from their smart phones. That's fine, but that doesn't fit my needs.

gweempose
2015-10-05, 19:45
I've got 2-SB3s, a Duet and a Transporter. I have SiriusXM in my cars so I can listen to some news, NFL and MLB. My wife has a couple of Sirius favorite music channels, but the quality of Sirius is HORRIBLE compared to XM (receiver difference is totally amazing, and, I would guess because of this technical ball-drop, they are uping the quality everywhere). If I want music in my car, I've got high quality music streams I subscribe to (128kAAC - 320kMP3) that I would rather listen to via USB from my iPhone. Even on the SiriusXM stations that are "all music", there's always commercials for their own shows. I understand what they're doing, but I'm paying for MUSIC ONLY.

I have taken time after researching SiriusXM changes (I've been an XM customer since 2003) to determine I DON'T NEED XM on my LMS system (been a Slim user since 2006). There are GREAT STREAMING options that offer a wider variety of music (how many times have you heard the same tunes on XM) at a much higher bitrate, meaning BETTER for EVERYONE.

You guys are so welcomed to do what you wish with SiriusXM, but I'm cutting back the plans on my cars and losing all streaming options. Don't need it, and honestly, I may very well lose it in my cars since I have more and BETTER SOUNDING options for less money per year.

I've been in the recording biz since 1971 working in some of the premiere recording facilities of the world... been to Abbey Road, too. My ears have kept me alive in this industry for almost 45-years. SiriusXM is NOT worth the price... look elsewhere.



Happy music hunting...

You raise some good points, but for the time being, SiriusXM has something that you simply can't get anywhere else ....... Howard Stern. If it wasn't for Stern, we probably would have ditched satellite radio years ago.

tandy1000rl
2015-10-06, 19:20
Just cancelled my subscription to SiriusXM due to incompatibility with Squeezebox. Advised the agent I would gladly resubscribe if they turned the legacy streams back on, worked with Logitech to again support our devices, or worked with the Ickstream people to add new support for our devices. The agent said she would pass along my feedback to management. Unfortunately, she advised I was her first cancellation due to incompatibility with Squeezebox, so I'm skeptical we have the numbers needed for anyone at XM to notice/care. I would have felt more optimistic if she'd said, "you're my 15th cancellation for this today...this is crazy!"

Who would have thought picking the "open" system (Squeezebox) would have been the losing one for ongoing support compared to the proprietary system (Sonos). I bet the Slim guys kick themselves watching Sonos become the 2nd largest speaker manufacturer in the world. They sold a $100 stock for $10 to a company that drove it down to $0. Sad.

Lennyd
2015-10-08, 11:35
however, I think Logitech is making us jump through hoops . I bet they can modify their software to let all of the Logitech devices they sold continue to receive Sirius/XM.

jojopuppyfish
2015-10-14, 19:22
ANy updates on this?

pippin
2015-10-14, 20:04
We're still talking to SiriusXM, no final results, yet.

PRGeno
2015-10-21, 13:42
We're still talking to SiriusXM, no final results, yet.


Personally I'm not a big fan of Sirius/XM. I think the service is way over priced with poor sound quality and too many limitations compared to other Internet based services. I get why some people like it for long car rides through areas that have poor or no cellular data coverage. But for me, it just isn't worth it and I long ago cancelled the subscription for my car.

But my wife loves it. She will not give up her subscription for her car even though I've shown her how she can have what I think are superior alternatives through the very nice cell phone integration in her in car. She is having serious withdrawals and can't understand why I can't just "fix" our Squeezeboxes so she can continue to listen to it in any room in our house, while managing it with iPeng on her iPhone and iPad, just like she could before.

So here's to hoping you guys can get a deal done with SiriusXM, for the sake of my marriage and sanity, both of which I'd like to save in the end. It would also restore my standing as "Techno-Genius" of the household if I could tell her that I "fixed" it.

garym
2015-10-21, 14:08
Personally I'm not a big fan of Sirius/XM. I think the service is way over priced with poor sound quality and too many limitations compared to other Internet based services. I get why some people like it for long car rides through areas that have poor or no cellular data coverage. But for me, it just isn't worth it and I long ago cancelled the subscription for my car.

But my wife loves it. She will not give up her subscription for her car even though I've shown her how she can have what I think are superior alternatives through the very nice cell phone integration in her in car. She is having serious withdrawals and can't understand why I can't just "fix" our Squeezeboxes so she can continue to listen to it in any room in our house, while managing it with iPeng on her iPhone and iPad, just like she could before.

So here's to hoping you guys can get a deal done with SiriusXM, for the sake of my marriage and sanity, both of which I'd like to save in the end. It would also restore my standing as "Techno-Genius" of the household if I could tell her that I "fixed" it.

You've described my situation exactly!

netchord
2015-10-23, 07:26
Personally I'm not a big fan of Sirius/XM. I think the service is way over priced with poor sound quality and too many limitations compared to other Internet based services. I get why some people like it for long car rides through areas that have poor or no cellular data coverage. But for me, it just isn't worth it and I long ago cancelled the subscription for my car.

But my wife loves it. She will not give up her subscription for her car even though I've shown her how she can have what I think are superior alternatives through the very nice cell phone integration in her in car. She is having serious withdrawals and can't understand why I can't just "fix" our Squeezeboxes so she can continue to listen to it in any room in our house, while managing it with iPeng on her iPhone and iPad, just like she could before.

So here's to hoping you guys can get a deal done with SiriusXM, for the sake of my marriage and sanity, both of which I'd like to save in the end. It would also restore my standing as "Techno-Genius" of the household if I could tell her that I "fixed" it.

the one station for which i can find no credible alternative is MetOpera Radio. everything else is replaceable, although i do miss The Loft at times.

mr1clar@gmail.com
2015-10-23, 11:46
the one station for which i can find no credible alternative is MetOpera Radio. everything else is replaceable, although i do miss The Loft at times.

I am interested in whatever options are available, and continue to support any efforts that could get back the Sirius XM functionality of the radios....!

mps
2015-10-24, 13:36
Just saw this and am a strong supporter. Is it still helpful to use the Sirius feedback link?

Mike

garym
2015-10-24, 13:49
Just saw this and am a strong supporter. Is it still helpful to use the Sirius feedback link?

Mike

It can't hurt.

pippin
2015-10-24, 13:52
Yes

IrwinGJr
2015-10-25, 13:16
Submitted garym's suggestion to SiriusXM today. Hope that ickStream or Logitech can resolve this soon.

alnames
2015-10-26, 14:48
I may be barking up the wrong tree here, but I was wondering about the possibility of Ickstream using existing information to host individual streams?

Currently, I'm using a combination of a third party LMS plugin called "PlayHLS" which allows LMS to play HLS streams (m3u8 streams) along with a python script I found on Github that will successfully stream SiriusXM channels in the HLS format (using an individuals paid subscription login info). I create a favorite for a particular channel in LMS using the appropriate URL that links back to the Raspberry Pi I'm using to run the script.

I'm not a python expert so I haven't been able to fix some of the minor issues I've encountered (at least not yet), but it works relatively well. Not too sure of all the potential "TOS" issues, but since I'm a paying user, I'm not too concerned.

pippin
2015-10-26, 15:03
Sorry, but we will have to stick to license agreements.
This would just get us a C&D and probably also violate DCMA and similar laws in other countries so it's not an option for us.
SiriusXM is not likely to go after users who hack access to the stream as long as they pay but they are not going to tolerate someone exploiting this on a large scale.
And they have to, they must have license agreements with rights holders, too, they have to honor

Ikabob
2015-10-28, 01:01
Can anyone give the prognosis for getting the Sirius issue resolved? How close or how far away are we? If we are close to resolution, will the premium Sirius XM be accessible?
My subscription renews in November and I will not renew if there's no hope. Thank you.

PRGeno
2015-10-28, 16:33
Can anyone give the prognosis for getting the Sirius issue resolved? How close or how far away are we? If we are close to resolution, will the premium Sirius XM be accessible?
My subscription renews in November and I will not renew if there's no hope. Thank you.

You could always just cancel in November and wait awhile if your only use for SiriusXM is through your Squeezeboxes. You will get inundated with special offers from SiriusXM to come back at next to nothing for 5-6 months which you can take advantage of if/when this issue gets resolved.

MRL_SQBX
2015-10-30, 08:47
I knew this was going to take some time so I bought a Grace Primo. Fair price. Nice unit but not nearly as useful or professional as the Touch it replaced. It works with SiriusXM and that's why I got it. I'll sell it in a minute when the ickStream service becomes available and I can stream SiriusXM from the Touch again. Interested party and provided that feedback to the lame-o XM rep.

Ikabob
2015-11-04, 14:24
You could always just cancel in November and wait awhile if your only use for SiriusXM is through your Squeezeboxes. You will get inundated with special offers from SiriusXM to come back at next to nothing for 5-6 months which you can take advantage of if/when this issue gets resolved.

This is exactly what I did today. Effective November 14, no more Sirius XM for me. I explained the circumstances of the cancellation and the representative was sympathetic to my plight. She did indicate that if there were a change in the status, perhaps I would be hearing from them.
To me, SiriusXM was worth the subscription fee and I'll miss many of the stations. I'm hoping the issue will be fixed soon.
Thank you.

gweempose
2015-11-15, 13:37
Any update on this?

garym
2015-11-15, 14:35
pippin posted on another thread today that discussions continue between sirius and ickstream.

Ikabob
2015-12-01, 13:38
So Pippin, how close are we with Sirius? Is it possible? Thanks.

garym
2015-12-01, 13:44
So Pippin, how close are we with Sirius? Is it possible? Thanks.

I would think that any negotiations with SiriusXM would require non disclosure until final. So it is highly doubtful that ickStream can comment here or elsewhere. I'd take no news as potential good news until we hear otherwise.

Once something is official, if ever, I'm sure that ickstream won't forget to notify us all via this forum. ;-)

pippin
2015-12-01, 14:08
Whatever direction it takes, we'd let you know here.
We are indeed still in discussions.

Ikabob
2015-12-01, 20:12
Thank you.
Seriously, I am anxious to get SiriusXM back. Sorry I am so impatient.

mikeybs
2015-12-10, 13:56
Thank you.
Seriously, I am anxious to get SiriusXM back. Sorry I am so impatient.

Same here. I really want sirius back as well. I miss my stations. I started using Tidal via ickstream on my squeezebox, but I prefer my favorite sirius channels. I suppose I will cancel my sirius for now as well. I've been hanging on the past few months, but it looks like this will take a while if it ever even happens...

netchord
2015-12-13, 09:58
so, i have a cheap, and relatively easy workaround until this is properly sorted out: Chromecast Audio. i installed the chrome extension, connected the chromecast optical output to the optical in on my Transporter, selected the input, then opened SXM in a tab, and cast it to the device. works like a charm.

the chromecast is $35, and now supports multiroom, so i assume you could connect them to digital/analog inputs on a variety of squeezeboxen, selected those inputs, and cast away.

netchord
2015-12-13, 12:53
so, i have a cheap, and relatively easy workaround until this is properly sorted out: Chromecast Audio. i installed the chrome extension, connected the chromecast optical output to the optical in on my Transporter, selected the input, then opened SXM in a tab, and cast it to the device. works like a charm.

the chromecast is $35, and now supports multiroom, so i assume you could connect them to digital/analog inputs on a variety of squeezeboxen, selected those inputs, and cast away.

also, will not work with iOS, just the browser.

jojopuppyfish
2015-12-16, 21:36
so, i have a cheap, and relatively easy workaround until this is properly sorted out: Chromecast Audio. i installed the chrome extension, connected the chromecast optical output to the optical in on my Transporter, selected the input, then opened SXM in a tab, and cast it to the device. works like a charm.

the chromecast is $35, and now supports multiroom, so i assume you could connect them to digital/analog inputs on a variety of squeezeboxen, selected those inputs, and cast away.

Can you elaborate on "then opened SXM in a tab" where do you do that? On the Chromecast audio or squeezebox?
Can you give more detailed directions?

boolittlek
2015-12-30, 08:59
I've been out of the loop for a while. I cancelled my XM subscription about 6-7 years ago but got a free trial to SiriusXM as part of a new vehicle purchase last month. I was puzzled at not seeing the app option under MySqueezebox.com and came here to get the bad news.

I sent SiriusXM an email and let them know that resolution of the ickStream option would have bearing on my decision to continue the service after my trial subscription expires. Has any progress been made?

Thanks.

garym
2015-12-30, 09:16
I've been out of the loop for a while. I cancelled my XM subscription about 6-7 years ago but got a free trial to SiriusXM as part of a new vehicle purchase last month. I was puzzled at not seeing the app option under MySqueezebox.com and came here to get the bad news.

I sent SiriusXM an email and let them know that resolution of the ickStream option would have bearing on my decision to continue the service after my trial subscription expires. Has any progress been made?

Thanks.

Last report from ickStream was that talks were in progress, but the holiday period meant nothing likely to happen really soon.

remd
2016-01-02, 05:21
I've been out of the loop for a while. I cancelled my XM subscription about 6-7 years ago but got a free trial to SiriusXM as part of a new vehicle purchase last month. I was puzzled at not seeing the app option under MySqueezebox.com and came here to get the bad news.

I sent SiriusXM an email and let them know that resolution of the ickStream option would have bearing on my decision to continue the service after my trial subscription expires. Has any progress been made?

Thanks.

Thanks, any support we can get is helpful to make Sirius available again on the Squeezebox.
We are also getting support from other audio systems who lost access to Sirius and could get it back through ickStream, so hopefully we'll soon be able to provide access to the service.

The Holiday period and CES coming up has slowed down our work, but we should make some progress again in January.

jojopuppyfish
2016-01-30, 22:16
any new updates?

Ikabob
2016-02-15, 06:40
Yes, same question. Is Sirius coming back to SBs? Any progress? It's been quite a long time.

netchord
2016-03-07, 09:43
Can you elaborate on "then opened SXM in a tab" where do you do that? On the Chromecast audio or squeezebox?
Can you give more detailed directions?

a Chrome browser tab. you install the chrome cast extension for the chrome browser, then browse to sirius xm on the web. choose listen online, and then the station you want. once it begins to playback, click on the google cast icon in the tab (to the right of the url address bar), and choose your chromecast audio device from the list.

garym
2016-03-07, 10:03
so, i have a cheap, and relatively easy workaround until this is properly sorted out: Chromecast Audio. i installed the chrome extension, connected the chromecast optical output to the optical in on my Transporter, selected the input, then opened SXM in a tab, and cast it to the device. works like a charm.

the chromecast is $35, and now supports multiroom, so i assume you could connect them to digital/analog inputs on a variety of squeezeboxen, selected those inputs, and cast away.

I think only the Transporter and the BOOM have audio input connections. I can't recall as I haven't used input connection on my Transporter for several years, but is it correct to say that one can't Sync the audio from the input (e.g., on the Transporter) with other Squeezeboxes around the house. That is, one is limited to casting to just that one Squeezebox player via its input).

lesliew
2016-03-08, 21:27
Any progress on the Sirius/ickstream or other 3rd party Sirius plugin.

netchord
2016-03-09, 11:52
I think only the Transporter and the BOOM have audio input connections. I can't recall as I haven't used input connection on my Transporter for several years, but is it correct to say that one can't Sync the audio from the input (e.g., on the Transporter) with other Squeezeboxes around the house. That is, one is limited to casting to just that one Squeezebox player via its input).

Chromecast now supports multiroom, so you could connect them to spare inputs, analog or digital, on whatever you use to switch inputs.

but you're right, this is really just a way to enjoy SXM w/o spending a great deal of money, and less about squeezeboxen.

boolittlek
2016-04-17, 17:51
I give up. I had planned on trying my iPad with the Chromecast option then realized: (a) the SiriusXM app isn't supported by Chromecast; and (b) casting from a tab isn't available using the Chrome app on my iPad (I'd have to use the Chrome browser on my laptop).

I also had no luck with Airplay bridge (the settings page keeps repeating that the configuration file is missing) and ShairTunes2 (plugin failed to load). Very frustrating.

dragonian
2016-04-18, 19:49
to the ickStream devs..

Any updates..? With warming temps, I need to figure out what to do with my outdoor speaker systems, and the chromecast and/or single sonos play speakers upstairs isn't cutting it.
Any hope? or should we give up and invest in alternate options.

Thanks
-dragonian

gweempose
2016-08-25, 10:11
I assume this project officially dead?!? It's been nearly 11 months since the thread was started.

pippin
2016-08-25, 13:11
Can't state that for all time but let's put it this way: Squeezebox support might come as a side effect, it's probably not going to be something SiriusXM attaches any priority to

Ikabob
2016-08-28, 17:41
Can't state that for all time but let's put it this way: Squeezebox support might come as a side effect, it's probably not going to be something SiriusXM attaches any priority to

Can you elaborate that SB may support Sirius?
When? That's great news. I want Sirius on my SBs very badly.

pippin
2016-08-28, 17:44
Can you elaborate that SB may support Sirius?
When? That's great news. I want Sirius on my SBs very badly.

Sorry if my comment sounded that positive.

What I wanted to say is: SiriusXM doesn't seem to be interested at all to get Squeezebox support back.
If we ever do a Squeezebox support it will only be because we do it for other projects and as a side effect it would work on Squeezebox as well, not as a dedicated, Squeezebox-targeted functionality.
There is a certain chance for the latter to happen but I really can't quantify it or give a time scale.

I would not count on it.

garym
2016-09-18, 07:44
Ickstream forum notes that they are still working on this possibility. But note that they will have a better chance if SiriusXM subscribers contact (or recontact) SiriusXM asking them to work with IckStream to restore streaming to Squeezeboxes. I did this originally and I've just contacted them again asking them to work with IckStream to restore streaming. Contact them here:

https://listenercare.siriusxm.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/3778/~/how-do-i-contact-siriusxm-listener-care%3F

EDIT: This was the response I received (as expected). But if enough of these get sent to the "appropriate team" then something *could* happen.


Dear Mr. XXXX,

Thank you for your email. We have reviewed your feedback regarding our streaming SiriusXM service and will share it with the appropriate team at SiriusXM. We appreciate your feedback because it helps us identify opportunities for improving the customer experience for all of our listeners.


We currently do not have updates on our end. We greatly appreciate your patience and understanding on this matter.

We are committed to providing you with the best in listener care. If you have any questions, feel free to reply to this email. You can always manage your account online 24/7 by clicking
https://care.siriusxm.com/

Thank you,