Is Spotify really dropping Squeezebox support?

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I just had a message flash up from the Spotify plugin on iPeng to checkout an important message at http://mysqueezebox.com/byeByeSpotify which redirects to https://support.spotify.com/us/listen_everywhere/on_speaker/why-cant-i-use-the-spotify-app-on-my-spe... telling me that Spotify support on Squeezebox will cease by July 20th. But elsewhere Spotify is promoting to listen to Spotify on Logitech Squeezebox and no mention that it's only for the next 7 days.

 

Which is it Spotify? time to return to listening to my ripped CD collection?

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Thanks I will try to run a squeezbox server and see if it fixes the issue after July 20 but I still belibe it's a **bleep**ty move by spotify. We bought a second premium account so my kids could listen to their music on a dedicated box, my son loves it and now al the sudden he will not be able too. I guess i will just stop pying my subscription with a few days notice.

 

Looks like spotify is loosing one more premium subscription over this.....

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2: This one bothers me the most (maybe i'm confguring something wrong): The Spotty plugin allows you to play via the squeezebox from your phone. This is fundamentally different. In the old system my kids could search and play music using only the Hardware interface of the squeezebox (dial button & display). Now they would need an extra phone (and guess what, the are not gonne use mine and I wil not give my 6 year old a personal cellphone) to pick the music and stream it to the box.


I have Spotty running on my own server and you can use your Squeezebox's controls to operate it the same way as the old 'app'. No phone or web-interface is needed for operation. Though setting it up through it's web interface is convenient and needed. The 'app' replaces the old 'app' if that makes any sense to you.

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True, and I certainly applaud the external community for keeping it going.  However, even as a reasonably computer-savvy person, I looked at that thread, look at my Synology NAS, then look at the support for Deezer and simply take the easy way out.  See you later, Spotify.  Music streaming services are interchangeable.  This seems to be  something Spotify doesn't realise.  If Spotify drops support of my Squeezebox devices, then I prefer to subscribe to Deezer than jump through hoops to get Spotty working on my NAS.  No hard feelings, but my 20 bucks a month goes elsewhere now.  They won't miss me, I won't miss them.

 

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2 Prenium Subscriptions that will not be renewed

 

Bye Bye Spotify

 

My annoncement for today and future

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Not sure why everyone is trying so hard to get spotify to play on their squeezebox. I did have spotify premium but after their drop of support for st I simply cancelled my subscription and subscribed to deezer who still supports st. I am very happy with deezer and see no difference except maybe their streaming is consistently of a higher quality. Forget spotify and subscribe to deezer.

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I feel ya... It's a sad day. I use Spotify quite a lot and own about 6 or so Squeezeboxes (in various forms). I'm 'lucky' because I run my own server which, thanks to some nice developers, can remain running Spotify on all my Squeezeboxes. However my sister (owns 3 Squeezebox devices) and my parents (own 2 Squeezebox devices) won't easily make the switch, as they are depending on mysqueezebox.com. So Spotify in essence is scrapping those fine working devices, telling their paying clients to go F themselves and 'just' buy another device because... why? And why is this on such a RIDICULOUS SHORT NOTICE. This is WASTEFUL and UNNECESSARY Spotify! I can't believe for a minute you can't keep offering this service besides a newer one. At the very least you could have announced this way earlier, so ppl could have seen this coming. Spotify didn't even provide that courtesy to their paying customers. This is so unacceptable and idiotic by any sane standards. It's that 'nice' music industry again, with their 'nice' policies and 'nice' money greedy people... Spotify is just a part of it, not a rebel with a cause. Just the same in a different packaging. Well thank you Spotify for the 'respect' you gave... And yes, I'm being sarcastic.

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I voted with my wallet, after being a long-time paying customer. These boots are walking right out of here.  Other services offer lossless music and Squeezebox support...

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I'm stuck with a premium subscription through December. I'd like to be prorated and given my money back for the rest of the subscription term. Is that possible? 

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I would not recommend Spotify anymore now. And I will definitively cancel my contract. Period. Are they kidding us? I am buying a speaker supporting Spotify, which will be dropped one year later. Should I do that again now? No. Thanks Spotify for nothing.

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This is so ironic, Spotify have just advised me that I have a new community rank, "Music Fan", as a a result of this post and the replies. Yes, I like to think I am. However, clearly no one on Spotify staff reads these posts. 2 days on and 5 days left to no Squeezebox support and Spotify are still advertising the use of Squeezebox with Spotify.

 

Let's see if they're still advertising after July 20th.

 

I wonder how many people are going to have a nasty surprise on July 20th.

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Update...I now have the rank of Music Lover. Great, but Spotify want to turn off my ability to listen to the Music I Love.

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Don´t they really know the capabilities of Squeezeboxes and what they are? I love to SEE what I am currently hearing. On a small device showing whats currently playing. With nice Album Art.

With Apple Airplay: not possible (instead of turning on my TV all the time when I listen to music). With Chromecast: not possible (same issue). With Laptops: Ehem, I wanna listen to music!! With Desktop Devices (Ehem, well, I don´t like to have my office in my living room). And all these expensive Superboxes: No way.

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Hi SkullOne, you write that you run your own server that enables you to use spotify in combination with squeezeboxes - despite the spotify announcement dropping the support. Could you tell us how to set up such solution? I have as well an own server (cubietruck as mini-pc) with the server software "logitech media server". In would be great to here from you. Thanks in advance Chris
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Chris, If you have Logitech media server try the Spotty plugin. Apparently this should continue working once Spotify withdraw support of the Squeezebox App.
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