Got an email from Spotify saying they're discontinuing support for Squeezebox products "soon" (no specific timeframe given; email copied below). My favourite bit is that apparently this is being done as part of making things "better and easier"!
This is real frustration for us, given a high proportion of our music is via Spotify and most of it is listened to via our three Squeezebox products. And this follows the imminent closure of Pandora in NZ, which is our other main source of music on the Squeezebox.
Does anyone know if we'll still be able to use Spotify on the Squeezeboxes using the Triode plugin?
I'd got so used to the excellent Spotify app (compared to the Triode), which allows access to all users' accounts, Spotify-curated playlists etc.; if we can't get this functionality back we may have to look at moving on from the Squeezeboxes...
Important information about your Squeezebox speaker
Hello, We want to give you a heads up that Spotify support will soon be removed from your Squeezebox speaker.
We want to make playing Spotify on your speaker and other devices better and easier which means regrettably that we sometimes have to discontinue device-specific integrations.
To keep your music playing on your Squeezebox speaker we recommend a wireless music streamer, giving you the ability to play to your speakers using Spotify on your phone, tablet or laptop.
Click below for a list of other music streamers that support Spotify and keep the music playing on your speakers.
Thanks and keep rocking,