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bobandelainehoward
2017-11-19, 19:38
Was listening to WBZ AM 1030 up until a few days ago ... but now it no longer appears in your playlist.

Same problem with KDZR AM 1640 ... but that happened about 8 weeks ago.

The "search" on the Squeezebox comes back with several items, but none of them are the streams for either of these stations.

Please check into this....

Bob Howard

slartibartfast
2017-11-20, 00:42
Was listening to WBZ AM 1030 up until a few days ago ... but now it no longer appears in your playlist.

Same problem with KDZR AM 1640 ... but that happened about 8 weeks ago.

The "search" on the Squeezebox comes back with several items, but none of them are the streams for either of these stations.

Please check into this....

Bob HowardLooks like it is now on iHeartRadio.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/WBZ_(AM)


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djringjr
2017-11-21, 21:41
Looks like it is now on iHeartRadio.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/WBZ_(AM)


Sent from my SM-G900F using TapatalkYes, they are iHeart Radio now. Their Facebook manager thinks that iHeart will work with internet players, but I updated their knowledge by telling them that it wasn't so, and furthermore people from out of the country cannot listen.

IHeart Radio is supported with the SqueezeBox Radio, I wonder if we could start a GoFundMe page for firmware updates.

Someone should buy the defunct Logitech LMS networked player Division and start selling the line again.

It does what nothing else does.

I have asked a friend @ WBZ Engineering for a URL that works.

Regards,
djringjr


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toby10
2017-11-22, 05:24
Many stations/networks restrict or prohibit listening outside of their geographic region. Content Licensing issues and added cost of server capacity to destinations which cannot participate in their advertisers products/services doesn’t make financial sense.

iHeartRadio on SqueezeBox….. Highly unlikely either party (iHeartRadio or Logitech) want to spend time negotiating licensing contracts for a long since discontinued product line that requires access to an online server (MySB.com) which may be discontinued tomorrow. If you want iHeartRadio on your Radio your only option is to switch to UE Smart Radio firmware.

Buying SqueezeBox from Logitech…… never happen and has been discussed ad nauseum in here.

toby10
2017-11-23, 03:46
Yes, they are iHeart Radio now. Their Facebook manager thinks that iHeart will work with internet players, but I updated their knowledge by telling them that it wasn't so, and furthermore people from out of the country cannot listen.

iHeartRadio DOES work with internet players. Just not your SqueezeBox players.
Works on UE Radio, Grace players (which you use), Roku players, Vizio TV's, XBox, Amazon, Sonos, etc...

djringjr
2017-11-23, 04:39
iHeartRadio DOES work with internet players. Just not your SqueezeBox players.
Works on UE Radio, Grace players (which you use), Roku players, Vizio TV's, XBox, Amazon, Sonos, etc...I only have Logitech players, I've never had a Grace player, but I understand they're pretty good.

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toby10
2017-11-23, 08:39
I only have Logitech players, I've never had a Grace player, but I understand they're pretty good.

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I assumed you had a Grace player based on your comment in another thread.

http://forums.slimdevices.com/showthread.php?107428-LMS-Compatibility-Other-Radios&p=884324&highlight=#post884324

"What caught my attention was that that particular Grace receiver sounded better than the Boom and that's a tall order."

djringjr
2017-11-23, 08:48
I assumed you had a Grace player based on your comment in another thread.

http://forums.slimdevices.com/showthread.php?107428-LMS-Compatibility-Other-Radios&p=884324&highlight=#post884324

"What caught my attention was that that particular Grace receiver sounded better than the Boom and that's a tall order."

I was quoting the review.

I did get an answer from iHeart Radio - they told me they're sorry they don't support that.

Maybe someone will develop a small server to play the station on your computer and then serve it to the LMS.

This is a great system, yes, the mysqueezebox.com web site is the weak link and also lack of firmware updates, but it would be a great opportunity for Grace to buy Logitech out and consolidate their position in the field of offerings.

David

toby10
2017-11-23, 08:56
I did get an answer from iHeart Radio - they told me they're sorry they don't support that.

Yup, and I'd bet their interest in pursuing it now is pretty much zip.



Maybe someone will develop a small server to play the station on your computer and then serve it to the LMS.

You can do that now with LMS utilizing the WAV Input Plugin (sends computer audio to SB players via LMS). But it's not a seamless operation.

slartibartfast
2017-11-23, 09:03
Michael might be open to provide a plugin.

http://forums.slimdevices.com/showthread.php?p=900105

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