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    News about TuneIn

    Interesting article (so I thought, anyway) about TuneIn's business model:

    https://radioinsight.com/headlines/2...t-with-a-cost/
    Usually running latest beta LMS nightly on Raspberry Pi OS with virtual players (Squeezelite and Airplay bridge). Occasionally using SB Radio, Boom or Classic.

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    If they try to charge that for stations to remain in their systems then I expect a mass exodus.

    Maybe the time has come to have LMS use radio.net or similar as a built-in alternative to TuneIn (I know that bpa made a plugin).
    Paul Webster
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    and, via the extra "Radio Now Playing" plugin lots more - see https://forums.slimdevices.com/showt...Playing-plugin

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    My SB usage is almost exclusively streaming stations and I never use TuneIn. So many other & better choices to choose from, I wouldn't miss it.

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    It also able to provide missing cover art and the name of the playing programme … but only for some stations.
    If this change happens for stations that are already in their database then I expect that set of stations to decline.

    Radio.net could also provide Now Playing info but, strangely, although they accept submissions of live track info (in a format almost the same as TuneIn) and make it available on their web site .. they don’t make use of it in their own app.
    Last edited by Paul Webster; 2022-01-15 at 11:52.
    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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    My guess is that the long-term plan is to make all listings paid, with some possible exceptions for non-profits. But that probably will not happen until they have built a substantial base of paid accounts. That's only a guess, though. I have no inside knowledge.
    Usually running latest beta LMS nightly on Raspberry Pi OS with virtual players (Squeezelite and Airplay bridge). Occasionally using SB Radio, Boom or Classic.

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