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    Quote Originally Posted by mherger View Post
    > It would be even greater if they would allow us to access some of their
    > newer features, which are only available through their apps and web


    What features would that be?

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    With a Premium account, Pandora users can play much more than just "Stations". They can search for recordings and add them to their "Collection." Added recordings can then be accessed through "Artists," "Albums," and "Songs." In addition, the Collection can contain Playlists, Podcasts, and Episodes. I would not necessarily expect to be able to manipulate these categories through LMS, but it would be a great addition if they could be played through LMS. At present, we only have access to Stations.

    I'll be happy to provide some screen shots, if that would help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mherger View Post
    After more than five years of silence I suddenly got contacted by an engineer from Pandora, asking me why we didn't stream in 192kbps... And he made it possible: we can finally stream Pandora in 192kbps :-).
    This is great. I realized the other day that I missed Pandora, I'd lost access as migrated to PiCore based players and was too lazy/cheap/stupid to just go subscribe.

    I dragged out my old radio and confirmed that Pandora still worked on it and also confirmed that the cheap/stupid trick of saving favorites and then playing them on the PiCore devices works (as a test that they can play the stream). Now to upgrade my account.

    That leaves me with a couple of questions:

    1. Do I need the Premium or is Plus sufficient? The only differences seem to be $5 and the ability to make playlists (ah, and search requires listening to an ad). I'm more interested in specific artists/albums/tracks and "radio"-like features that riff on an artist.
    2. Do we still need to log into mysqueezebox to make this all work, or is/will-be there a way to use it stand alone (like the spotify client)?

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    I have the base subscription, 192k is fine there. And yes, login credentials is still managed from mysqueezebox.
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    SqueezeStuff keeps on amazing me.

    I hope this forum will never go away. Thanks for the continued support.

  5. #15
    Quote Originally Posted by paul- View Post
    And yes, login credentials is still managed from mysqueezebox.
    Thanks for the data!

    Who runs mysqueezebox these days? Is it still a Logitech thing or???

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    Pandora now in 192kbps!

    > Who runs mysqueezebox these days? Is it still a Logitech thing or???

    Yes, it's still Logitech running it.

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    Pandora now in 192kbps!

    > With a Premium account, Pandora users can play much more than just
    > "Stations". They can search for recordings and add them to their
    > "Collection." Added recordings can then be accessed through "Artists,"
    > "Albums," and "Songs." In addition, the Collection can contain
    > Playlists, Podcasts, and Episodes. I would not necessarily expect to be
    > able to manipulate these categories through LMS, but it would be a great
    > addition if they could be played through LMS. At present, we only have
    > access to Stations.


    Thanks, got similar information from my contact. But there's no API to
    access these features yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mherger View Post
    > With a Premium account, Pandora users can play much more than just
    > "Stations". They can search for recordings and add them to their
    > "Collection." Added recordings can then be accessed through "Artists,"
    > "Albums," and "Songs." In addition, the Collection can contain
    > Playlists, Podcasts, and Episodes. I would not necessarily expect to be
    > able to manipulate these categories through LMS, but it would be a great
    > addition if they could be played through LMS. At present, we only have
    > access to Stations.


    Thanks, got similar information from my contact. But there's no API to
    access these features yet.

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    Michael
    No surprise there. It would be great if they would make those features available, but if not, I'm grateful for what we've got.
    LMS 8 nightly; 3 Squeezelite players connected by powerline ethernet; 5 wireless players connected via Airplay Bridge; 1 SqueezeAmp player
    no high-end or esoteric audio gear
    1 Squeezebox Radio (upgraded UE Smart Radio) now mostly retired

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    pandora comment/question

    So, I reinstalled the pandora plugin (that is required), and also made sure that the current pandora password for my pandora account is entered in the pandora my apps on mysqueezebox, and it works and runs pandora at 192 kbps. Probably one of the main reasons I dropped it before was the limit of 128 kbps before, although nowadays the norm is probably 320 kbps. Guess Pandora will always be one step behind ? Anyway, my question: with respect to LMS, there appears to be no difference between the basic free account and the non-free accounts plus and premium. I realize, I can do all these things on the Pandora web interface, but with respect to the LMS interface, I can just create and play radio stations whether free or paid, correct ?

    Michael, thanks for the heads up and any and all efforts to get Pandora to 192 kbps. I am debating to try the plus account for a while which is reasonable at $5/mo. Maybe use to try new albums out.

    P.S. Of course, the main advantage just slipped my mind. Free account = ads. Any paid account is ad free ! That is certainly worthy. It may be time to play with Pandora a bit.
    Last edited by freelsjd; 2020-06-04 at 13:44.

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    Pandora now in 192kbps!

    > question: with respect to LMS, there appears to be no difference
    > between the basic free account and the non-free accounts plus and


    There are ads in the free version, aren't there? Plus IIRC you can only
    use the free version with real SB hardware?

    Can't test it myself. That's just reading code and digging distant
    memories...

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