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    Napster App Problems (Please don't Post on LMS)

    Hi,
    There is a thread on this in the Radio forum, but it is concentrating on LMS. This thread is to cover the Napster App/Plugin for SB Touch or other devices.
    The problem is that although Napster App will search and display all Napster content, as soon as you try to stream any track, an error arises.
    Does anybody know if there has been a statement from Logitech about this and whether the problem will be resolved? Their website still showing the Napster App and allowing install setup.
    Thanks,
    Rob.
    Last edited by Tinca64; 2018-03-18 at 07:46.

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    Napster App Problems (Pleasedon't Post on LMS)

    I don't know why you already mention in the subject line the solution
    you don't want to hear... But LMS _is_ the only way to go for Napster.

    Thanks for reminding me to remove Napster from mysb.com's featured apps.

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    Michael

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    Hi Michael,
    Thanks for your reply. I, and I am sure many other users, are unclear why Napster has just stopped working for our devices and don't really want to run a media server as a solution. If you are going to remove the Napster App from mysb.com, does this mean that you are speaking for Logitech, or at least know their official position? Is there no longer support for Napster direct (via mysb.com) from Squeezebox devices? If so, I would appreciate an explanation of what is happening and why.
    Thanks,
    Rob.

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    Napster App Problems (Pleasedon't Post on LMS)

    > Thanks for your reply. I, and I am sure many other users, are unclear
    > why Napster has just stopped working for our devices


    It must be buried somewhere in that other thread: Napster (and an
    increasing number of other services, incl. radio stations) now enforce
    the use of https for streaming. As the SB devices can't handle https,
    there's no way we can support this on them any longer directly.
    Development for these devices has stopped several years ago.

    > and don't really want to run a media server as a solution.


    I fully understand. mysb.com (formerly squeezenetwork.com) was one of
    the first cloud services out there. And it's sole purpose was to allow
    you to stream to your SB without having to run any software locally.

    Alas, Logitech decided to give up the product years ago. Nobody liked
    that decision. Yet it happened.

    LMS is the only solution I can offer for this issue. It can easily be
    deployed on your PC or eg. a Raspberry Pi. But if that's not for you,
    then I'm sorry, you'll have to find an alternative solution.

    > If you are going to remove the
    > Napster App from mysb.com, does this mean that you are speaking for
    > Logitech, or at least know their official position?


    Yes. You can assume that whenever a decision wrt. SB/mysb/SR etc. is
    taken, I'm asked for information first.

    > Is there no longer
    > support for Napster direct (via mysb.com) from Squeezebox devices? If
    > so, I would appreciate an explanation of what is happening and why.


    See above. As for the why you'd have to ask Napster. But in general
    https is the new http. It's a development we didn't foresee more than
    ten years ago when the SB was developed.

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    Michael

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    Thank you. Much appreciated.

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