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    Use Squeezebox Boom as default media player for Google Home?

    We have a Google Home Mini and a Squeezebox Boom in the kitchen. Is there any way setting the Boom as the default media player for the Google Home - e.g. when we tell it to play a song or radio station?

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    Quote Originally Posted by itm View Post
    We have a Google Home Mini and a Squeezebox Boom in the kitchen. Is there any way setting the Boom as the default media player for the Google Home - e.g. when we tell it to play a song or radio station?
    Only if you added a Bluetooth adapter to the Boom via line in
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    Quote Originally Posted by d6jg View Post
    Only if you added a Bluetooth adapter to the Boom via line in
    That's interesting...how would I get the Google Home Mini paired with it, and set it as the default media player?
    Also, how/when would the Boom revert to network player mode?

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    Quote Originally Posted by itm View Post
    That's interesting...how would I get the Google Home Mini paired with it, and set it as the default media player?
    Also, how/when would the Boom revert to network player mode?
    Line in appears as a selectable item on the Boom's menu, to use it just select it. To revert to normal use, just select another menu item.


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    Quote Originally Posted by kidstypike View Post
    Line in appears as a selectable item on the Boom's menu, to use it just select it. To revert to normal use, just select another menu item.


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    Ah OK thanks for that. As it sounds like there's alot of manual steps maybe this isn't a good idea. I was hoping that I could just say "Hey Google, play xxxx" and have it play on the Boom straight away (e.g. like a Chromecast).

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    Quote Originally Posted by itm View Post
    Ah OK thanks for that. As it sounds like there's alot of manual steps maybe this isn't a good idea. I was hoping that I could just say "Hey Google, play xxxx" and have it play on the Boom straight away (e.g. like a Chromecast).
    Stick a Chromecast into the Boom's line in?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kidstypike View Post
    Line in appears as a selectable item on the Boom's menu, to use it just select it. To revert to normal use, just select another menu item.


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    Hi, is this 'Home Menu Customization' available for other types of player like a Squeezebox Radio for instance? Or is this menu the product of some kind of plugin as I don't see it on my LMS 8.2 server?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gegen View Post
    Hi, is this 'Home Menu Customization' available for other types of player like a Squeezebox Radio for instance? Or is this menu the product of some kind of plugin as I don't see it on my LMS 8.2 server?
    No, apart from Basic settings, Touch and Radio settings are made on the player.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kidstypike View Post
    No, apart from Basic settings, Touch and Radio settings are made on the player.
    Having said that, you can add/remove items to the Radio's Home screen by selecting a menu item and long pressing the centre knob, to see which options are available.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kidstypike View Post
    No, apart from Basic settings, Touch and Radio settings are made on the player.
    OK, thanks.

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