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    Best android Squeezebox control app?

    I'm running LMS 7.8 on a QNAP TS-219II (2Ghz Arm, 1GB ram). On the other end, I am using an SBT and controlling it with the Logitech Squeezebox Android app on an HTC One X (Tegra 3. About 15k on Antutu benchmark). My library is rather large (about 2.5T worth of lossless).

    I thought I liked the Android app a bit as it is easier to access certain things than my Squeezbox Duet controller but I have recently discovered some issues.

    As soon as I start the app, I can press play and it would immediately start playing whatever it was playing the last time. However, if I am to go into artists, new music, etc., it seems to take a long time (or sometimes even a timeout or two) to go into those categories. Ditto with random mix (say, album mix). However, once I get "in", it would start responding rather immediately to everything (e.g., scrolling, jumping to a letter, or triggering another random mix).

    On further investigation, it seems that the behaviour is app dependent, too. The other app I've tried is Squeezer (since it is free). Squeezer seems to use much less time to have the artist list or new music list first show up. Accessing the library with various UPNP controller apps also seems to be more speedy. Maybe it is a matter of the Squeezebox app (I think it may need to cache the whole thing before displaying), but I doubt Logitech will further improve it...

    My question is, what is your favorite Squeezebox control Android app? There seems to be a number of them out there. Some of them are paid apps but may or may not have trial versions for testing (although their screencaps seem promising). Comments on speed and usability would be much welcomed.

    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eduardoo View Post
    My question is, what is your favorite Squeezebox control Android app? There seems to be a number of them out there. Some of them are paid apps but may or may not have trial versions for testing (although their screencaps seem promising). Comments on speed and usability would be much welcomed.
    I like Orange Squeeze. Also development on this app is still ongoing (updated yesterday actually).

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d....orangesqueeze
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    My favorite right now is Squeeze Control, though I also own Orange Squeeze and like it a lot. They're both great apps with active and responsive developers.

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    Thanks, guys.

    Both Squeeze Control and Orange Squeeze don't have trial versions. Do they respond any quicker than Logitech's own app? What other features do they have over the Logitech one that you find particularly useful?

    Thanks.

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    You do get a very limited time to get a refund on the play store. 15 minutes if I recall correctly.



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    Quote Originally Posted by eduardoo View Post
    Thanks, guys.

    Both Squeeze Control and Orange Squeeze don't have trial versions. Do they respond any quicker than Logitech's own app? What other features do they have over the Logitech one that you find particularly useful?

    Thanks.
    That may actually depend a bit on the server , the information comes from the server to populate the menu .

    A menu that always will be bit on the slow side is "music folder" it depends on the OS on the server to traverse actual folders , it not scanned content in a database .

    I have no andriod only iOS so i cant recommend , however apps dont cost much just get both of them it's coffe money your time is worth more you would never really know otherwise .
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    Orange Squeeze works well for me on both my Samsung Galaxy S3 phone and Nexus 7 tablet. Well worth the cost of the app. I also use Squeezeplayer on those devices to use them as players. The two apps work well together since Orange Squeeze has direct support for Squeezeplayer within the app. I haven't done a direct comparison with the Logitech provided app but performance has been good with almost immediate response displaying the list as it continues to load and cache entries in the background. And my library is considerably larger than yours although on much more powerful hardware.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eduardoo View Post
    Thanks, guys.
    Both Squeeze Control and Orange Squeeze don't have trial versions. Do they respond any quicker than Logitech's own app? What other features do they have over the Logitech one that you find particularly useful?
    I haven't tried the official app, so can't comment on that. Don't remember the price of Orange Squeeze or other alternatives, but usually they are so cheap that I don't hesitate to try if I'm recommended to do so ;-)
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    Thanks guys. Actually, I am of course not overly concerned about the minimal money required. However, I don't have and generally don't like to tie a credit card to my account unless there is something I really need or want. Maybe I should try it out after all, or perhaps get a play store gift card.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eduardoo View Post
    Thanks guys. Actually, I am of course not overly concerned about the minimal money required. However, I don't have and generally don't like to tie a credit card to my account unless there is something I really need or want. Maybe I should try it out after all, or perhaps get a play store gift card.
    If after using Squeeze Control, you decide that you don't like it and really want your money back, send me an email with the order number and I'll refund your purchase.
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