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    Smart Radio and Squeezebox software upgradability

    Hello music streaming fans:

    When we introduced the Logitech UE Smart Radio last fall we received a lot of positive feedback on the simplicity of the new experience. For those music lovers who seek a great sounding, yet compact, radio to access their favorite Internet radio stations and music services, the Logitech UE Smart Radio definitely hit a sweet spot.

    A few months back – in the countries where we distribute Logitech UE Smart Radio – we gave Squeezebox Radio users the option to switch their Squeezebox Radios to the Logitech UE Smart Radio platform. Shortly after, we received feedback from some users that the Logitech UE Smart Radio platform didn’t support all the advanced functionality of the Squeezebox platform they were used to.

    To address this, starting today we now offer the option to switch Logitech UE Smart Radio software to Squeezebox. By doing so, our Squeezebox fans can now take advantage of the improved portability of the Logitech UE Smart Radio, while still enjoying the Squeezebox features they appreciate.

    To initiate the transition, simply navigate to the advanced settings on your Logitech UE Smart Radio and scroll down to select “Switch to Squeezebox.”

    In order to ensure our customers transition to the experience that best fits their needs, both update paths include a link to descriptions of the pros and cons of each transition. Please make sure you review these carefully before proceeding, but know you can always revert back to the Logitech UE Smart Radio platform anytime you’d like.

    Cheers, and happy streaming!

    The Logitech UE Smart Radio / Squeezebox team
    Michael

    "It doesn't work - what shall I do?" - "Please check your server.log and/or scanner.log file!"
    (LMS: Settings/Information)

    #2
    Welcome news for lots of people here.

    both update paths include a link to descriptions of the pros and cons of each transition
    Can you provide links to these?
    Paul Webster
    Author of "Now Playing" plugins covering Radio France (FIP etc), PlanetRadio (Bauer - Kiss, Absolute, Scala, JazzFM etc), KCRW, ABC Australia and CBC/Radio-Canada
    and, via the extra "Radio Now Playing" plugin lots more - see https://forums.slimdevices.com/showt...Playing-plugin

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      #3
      Originally posted by mherger View Post
      To address this, starting today we now offer the option to switch Logitech UE Smart Radio software to Squeezebox. By doing so, our Squeezebox fans can now take advantage of the improved portability of the Logitech UE Smart Radio, while still enjoying the Squeezebox features they appreciate.
      Great news!
      Erland Lindmark (My homepage)
      Developer of many plugins/applets
      Starting with LMS 8.0 I no longer support my plugins/applets (see here for more information )

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        #4
        Does this mean that the Squeezebox is alive again or that UE is about to be ditched too?

        The pessimist in me feels that Logitech has not listened to feed back at all and in fact only wants to support one combined product/web service once they kill off UE as well.
        1 x Duet, 3 x Yamaha Restio, 3 x Radio, 2 x Touch with iPeng 9 served by Synology DS2419+, Docker and LMS 8.2.0

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          #5
          Great

          Thats is very good news.
          Thanks.
          Squeezebox is the best digital audio solution.

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            #6
            Originally posted by niekobaarda View Post
            Thats is very good news.
            Thanks.
            Squeezebox is the best digital audio solution.
            Yes, Squeezebox IS the best! And I think this IS good news. I think it tells me that the SQUEEZEBOX functionality is valued and appreciated by LOGITECH and it will be supported. It's like "having our cake and eating it"! Thank you Logitech! I knew they'd stand by their loyal customers!

            Now, Michael, is there any hope that a Touch-like Squeezebox and/or a Boom-like Squeezebox device might be coming? or are these new revelations completely unrelated?

            A return of the Touch and the Boom with UE simplicity yet with the option of SQUEEZEBOX advanced functionality would be very popular and very marketable. IMHO. The Squeezebox ecosystem (Squeeze,ipeng,music services, etc.) to me is the greatest entertainment device since the television. IMHO

            So Michael, can you push and promote to the "powers-that-be" the return to a Touch and Boom???

            Thank you ! It is good news.
            Last edited by Ikabob; 2013-07-08, 16:55.
            Ikabob


            Squeezebox Touch w/LMS V7.9; Benchmark DAC1 USB;Marantz Pre-amp; SAE Amplifier;ESS Heil Speakers(main listening speakers plus various additional speakers).
            Multiple players: SqueezeBooms,SqueezeRadios; SB3;
            Services:Rhapsody;Slacker;RadioTunes;Spotify (+Triode's Plugin);CalmRadio,Napster,
            Ipeng remote controller.

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              #7
              Originally posted by Ikabob View Post
              Now, Michael, is there any hope that a Touch-like Squeezebox and/or a Boom-like Squeezebox device might be coming? or are these new revelations completely unrelated?

              A return of the Touch and the Boom with UE simplicity yet with the option of SQUEEZEBOX advanced functionality would be very popular and very marketable. IMHO. The Squeezebox ecosystem (Squeeze,ipeng,music services, etc.) to me is the greatest entertainment device since the television. IMHO
              Logitech generally don't comment their plans on future products.

              It's really great that they made it possible to convert UE Smart Radio to Squeezebox, but I personally don't think you should read too much out of it regarding possible future products.

              Time will tell if they are working on something new, but if they do, I doubt they are going to release something that means that they need to maintain and support two platforms. They probably want to try to get rid of one or both of the existing platforms, this is the only alternative that makes sense from an economical perspective as it will likely decrease their maintenance and support costs significantly.
              Erland Lindmark (My homepage)
              Developer of many plugins/applets
              Starting with LMS 8.0 I no longer support my plugins/applets (see here for more information )

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                #8
                Erland,

                Thank you for your informed opinion.
                It does seem to be a step in the right direction for Squeezebox lovers.
                Ikabob


                Squeezebox Touch w/LMS V7.9; Benchmark DAC1 USB;Marantz Pre-amp; SAE Amplifier;ESS Heil Speakers(main listening speakers plus various additional speakers).
                Multiple players: SqueezeBooms,SqueezeRadios; SB3;
                Services:Rhapsody;Slacker;RadioTunes;Spotify (+Triode's Plugin);CalmRadio,Napster,
                Ipeng remote controller.

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                  #9
                  Smart Radio and Squeezebox software upgradability

                  Wow...great news...good business move and thanks to all who made this possible. I guess that means you mherger!

                  I hope this will encourage sales and availability of the radio hardware and more generally mean that mysqueezebox.com will keep going as long as we need it.

                  Next good marketing move: lower the price of the radio and I will buy more!

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                    #10
                    Did not work for me

                    I had the white screen problem with my SB radio. As it is under warranty they replaced it with a UE Smart Radio.
                    I followed the instructions to convert it to a SB radio and the process does not work. They are sending me yet another replacement as they think the unit is defective.

                    Does this mean they have quality control problems?

                    Will keep you posted. I might try and do the more complex process for conversion mentioned in the forums. If I mess up the radio, no problem as they are sending me another one.

                    Paul

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                      #11
                      Which server version do you have. With new Radios (both SB and UE) it _has_ to be 7.7.2 or newer.


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                      learn more about iPeng, the iPhone and iPad remote for the Squeezebox and
                      Logitech UE Smart Radio as well as iPeng Party, the free Party-App,
                      at penguinlovesmusic.com
                      New: iPeng 9, the Universal App for iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by pippin View Post
                        Which server version do you have. With new Radios (both SB and UE) it _has_ to be 7.7.2 or newer.


                        Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk 2
                        I just got the UE Smart Radio from Logitech last week. The about menu on the radio says 10.0.0. r16857.

                        I am not sure what you mean by server verison. On the SB Touch I am running 7.7.2.

                        What is strange is the UE radio can see my other SB radio and SB Touch. It even sees tiny LMS on the touch, and I can see named of all the music on the Touch. However, so sound plays and it behaves like it cannot find the file.

                        I was trying to switch to SB firmware using th new menu option, but it does not complete the conversion and stays a UE radio.

                        Paul

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                          #13
                          If you can see the other SBs on the Radio itself, the it did convert successfully.
                          Or where do you mean you "see" the other players?
                          ---
                          learn more about iPeng, the iPhone and iPad remote for the Squeezebox and
                          Logitech UE Smart Radio as well as iPeng Party, the free Party-App,
                          at penguinlovesmusic.com
                          New: iPeng 9, the Universal App for iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch

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                            #14
                            Two problems with Squeezebox upgrade - any ideas thankfully received

                            Hi there

                            I have upgraded my recently purchased UE Smart Radio to the Squeezebox software, but have hit a couple of significant problems with this:

                            1. If I turn the radio off (ie, hold the power button in), when it re-boots, it has reverted back to the UE Smart Radio software. Only if I hold in the rewind button does it boot properly into the Squeezebox software. While I can't imagine this is going to be a significant problem going forwards (given I won't tend to turn it off), I'm confused and a bit worried by this.

                            2. The more pressing concern is that I cannot actually play items from my Logitech Media Server library. I can see everything in the "My Music" library, but when I select an individual track the circle thing just turns and turns. I also note that I can't see the Spotify plugin under "My Apps" - this is the Triode plugin (not the "official" one). Weirdly, for a short period of time (five mins or so) I was able to play audio from both the Media Server library and Spotify (via the Triode plugin), though I neither know what I did prior to this to get it working or what changed to stop it.

                            Further, my two Squeezebox Duets did something weird after I'd tried to get this UE Radio working with the Media Server; they too could "see" the audio files but just not play them. I've sorted one of them out by resetting it to defaults. I note that none of them (neither the Duets or the UE Radio) were visible in the Media Server web interface; now the one I've sorted out is visble, but the other two remain AWOL.

                            Is someone able to shed some light as to where I may have gone wrong? Is there something that specifically needs to be done to finish setting up the UE Radio with the Squeezebox software? I have tried numerous factory setting resets etc and have had no luck thus far. I note that a poster above appears to be reporting a similar problem, but am not sure if it is the same.

                            I am using v 7.7.2 of the Media Server software; if it's relelvant, this is running on a ReadyNAS Duo 2 (which has been pretty much perfect since installation - more reliable than on the previously used Mac Mini).

                            Given that I am also unable to access Spotify via the standard method on the UE Radio (it claims either not valid for this country or an "unknown error"), the radio is pretty much only useful for accessing basic internet radio stations - not what I purchased it for!

                            Many thanks for any ideas.

                            Cheers
                            Jonathan
                            Last edited by jonathan.ibell; 2013-07-30, 14:45.

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                              #15
                              Is your Spotify working now (as is your Pandora from your other thread) after you correctly re-authorized your Radio with your online account?
                              Are you in a Spotify allowed region? Proper Spotify Premium account?

                              Your other thread suggests you are trying to manage your Radio via UESmartRadio.com. You can't use that if your Radio is now using the SqueezeBox firmware, you now must access via MySqueezeBox.com online for account management (like adding Apps).

                              Tried rebooting LMS and your router? Sure your correct MySB.com login info is entered on LMS > Settings > MySqueezeBox.com? Any mention of "invalid" on that page?

                              If you go to LMS > Control Panel > Diagnostics, what is reported for ALL pings, ports, IP's?

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