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garym
2012-08-31, 04:21
http://forums.logitech.com/t5/Squeezebox-Players/Announcement-Logitech-UE/m-p/880706#M7131

Very general language (as expected), but they do mention squeezebox support:

"Rest assured that the Squeezebox platform you’ve been enjoying over the years will continue to provide you access to a rich world of music and we’ll continue to address any questions or troubleshooting on our Logitech.com support page: http://www.logitech.com/en-us/support/speakers-audio"

05mattjax
2012-08-31, 05:39
Doesn't really explain what the future holds for the old platform. They're saying the old platform will continue but for how long until you'll be forced to move over to UE platform to continue enjoying the experience?

Just a bunch of words with no real facts which you can interpret in many ways.

A very political statement.

garym
2012-08-31, 05:42
Doesn't really explain what the future holds for the old platform. They're saying the old platform will continue but for how long until you'll be forced to move over to UE platform to continue enjoying the experience?

Just a bunch of words with no real facts which you can interpret in many ways.

A very political statement.

I agree 100%. This statement didn't move my priors at all on what may happen in the future. I only posted as it was the first somewhat official public announcement I'd seen of the new UE that even referred to the legacy squeezebox line.

jhonsberger@msn.com
2012-08-31, 05:59
The minute Logitech feels they can legally drop supporting mysqueezebox
and LMS , they will do it . So what is the warranty on a Touch? One year ?

I give it a year or two .

No more Logitech products for me . They discontinue and give up on product lines way too soon .

aubuti
2012-08-31, 06:02
So what is the warranty on a Touch? One year ?
Two

jhonsberger@msn.com
2012-08-31, 06:08
Two

Well then it will be two years then.

It seems to me watching Logitech operate that they are run mostly by bean counters and lawyers . There is very little marketing savvy there .

pallfreeman
2012-08-31, 06:58
"Rest assured that the Squeezebox platform you’ve been enjoying over the years will continue to provide you access to a rich world of music and we’ll continue to address any questions or troubleshooting on our Logitech.com support page: http://www.logitech.com/en-us/support/speakers-audio"

Yeah. Really. Speakers? Audio? For MY SQUEEZEBOX SYSTEM?

I was very tempted to click that button and report it as inappropriate content.

cncb
2012-08-31, 08:14
They really need to have an official announcement about how long the online music services will still be supported.

Letten
2012-08-31, 09:05
Before mysqueezebox.com came along (as an option for people who didn't like/need a local server) we did just fine. Why should that not be possible again?

I use a local server and I have no idea if it actually accesses mysqueezebox.com once in a while, but it should be possible to cope with in a post mysqueezebox.com scenario if it happens.

Also, we have enjoyed very good backwards compatability in the past. Our old SB's still work, this is thanks to the deveolopers but i guess also to Logitech who accepted that they treated us well.

TheLastMan
2012-08-31, 09:25
Before mysqueezebox.com came along (as an option for people who didn't like/need a local server) we did just fine. Why should that not be possible again?
It is possible if you only play music from your own library, not so great if you play internet radio or use one of the subscription music services.

Currently I only use Spotify via Triode's plugin and BBC iPlayer, also via a Triode plugin! Somebody should start paying this guy. Hopefullly, as neither relies on Mysqueezebox.com, they will continue to work. I have never had much interest in internet radio and one streaming service is more than enough.

I imagine that once MSB goes some enthusiasts will chip in and provide plugins to add back the most missed services.

This won't last forever though. I expect most of us will have new kit in five years time.