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beolion
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beolion posted on Wed, Nov 5 2014 6:19 PM

Hi

It does not looks like we are going to get Spotify Connect for BS5 ;-(

However, does anyone know that the cheapest system is that I can get to have Spotify Connect?

I then want to attach the system to the USB interface of my BS5, so I dont need a Spotify Connect speaker.

Just like PM or Airport Express with audio out, just also including Spotify Connect.

Thanks.

 

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Lets just hope that the B&O push Deezer on to the BS5 (I know this is a very long shot), as I have a deezer account for my Moment already so would allow for some symmetry between the two products. 

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Hi,

exactly my thoughts... +1

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Duels replied on Fri, Apr 14 2017 2:00 PM
So my current status is that Spotify works other than playlists (which is a bit limiting). I can search as normal or play favourites/new releases. Going on playlists creates the " loading" then "no data found" message. And in fact I have to keep the pointer off playlists else we jam up.
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That is pretty much how the app in the tv's behave, too.

A pity for those, who are fond of using playlists.

But for me (and maybe for others) no big deal.

As long as I can search for what I need, I am fine....

....and they could keep it so on the tv's.

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@Duels- mine is behaving in a similar manner, although occasionally I can get in to the playlist mode. If I edit or create a new playlist on my iPhone, it does appear on the BS5, but only after a while.

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Duels replied on Mon, Apr 24 2017 8:18 PM
Now Spotify is effectively gone. All searches seem to get the result that the "search matches nothing in the database" or words to that effect. New releases and favourites just show "no data found". Is that the end of Spotify on the BS5?
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Playlists and favourite is still working, and you can still add new playlists on iOS Spotify 

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Stan replied on Mon, Apr 24 2017 10:01 PM

I tried Spotify via BS5 this weekend, and I had to reboot my BS5.  Just going into Spotify mode did this Sad.  Last few times I tried, it sort of worked if I stayed out of playlists.  I guess it's probably Spotify changing their API all the time, and B&O not keeping up with an out of production product - the joys of "cloud based applications".

I guess I'm glad I have a $40 google chrome audio connected to by BS9000 (so I can control via phone / spotify connect) so I don't really need it, but I thought I'd do a sound quality comparison.  Obviously, the music play via the chrome audio sounded better than the BS5 rebooting Surprise

Stan 

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lano replied on Tue, Apr 25 2017 5:21 AM
Mine BS5 has worked fine for a couple of weeks, but when I added some new playlists via iOS the playlist stopped working again (no data found after a long loading...). Yesterday the playlists started working again including the once I added. However, the "New releases" is now gone and they have always been working before?

Has there been any change on the Spotify side or is it something else that is hard to find the logic for (I have not changed anything else and not even used Spotify on iOS since I added the playlists)?
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Bad news: There was a newsletter last week or so to all dealers. Spotify will removed from all b&o products till may 2017. (i think the spotify connect feature will be remain because b&o recommends to buy a beosound mk2 essence to hook up to the beosound5 with a usb-Behringer UCA222. (info from beo”care”)

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Duels replied on Tue, Apr 25 2017 9:52 AM
beoandy:

b&o recommends to buy a beosound mk2 essence to hook up to the beosound5 with a usb-Behringer UCA222.

On another thread there was mention of the hub from the new Shape being available in a couple of months as a new essence alternative. Might be better to wait for that.
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Stan replied on Tue, Apr 25 2017 4:31 PM

beoandy:

Bad news: There was a newsletter last week or so to all dealers. Spotify will removed from all b&o products till may 2017. (i think the spotify connect feature will be remain because b&o recommends to buy a beosound mk2 essence to hook up to the beosound5 with a usb-Behringer UCA222. (info from beo”care”)

I agree that if it doesn't work, they should fix it.  I didn't expect the "fix" to be remove it, but I guess I can understand there are probably support issues with the BS5 and the old Windows OS that it runs.  

Spotify connect *must* remain as this is the main reason I bought my Essence.

Stan

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lano replied on Tue, Apr 25 2017 7:49 PM
I really hope that Spotify remains on the BS5, else it will not be of much use.

What point is it to connect a BS Essenes or Core to the BS5? Don't you just end up with dibble controls for volume and source selection? For me it would be better then to skip the BS5, but I do really like the look and feel of it.Sad
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beolion replied on Wed, Apr 26 2017 12:22 PM

I don't really understand why. I adjusted the playlists the other day, and then it did not work on BS5 anymore.

Removing account and adding it again fixed it. Very strange behaviour.

 

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I do not understand their communication ....
I reported the spotify problem @beocare   already several times and every time I receive the answer that their developers will investigate the problem.
Never received an answer that it will not be supported anymore ... (even last week..)
I've sent emails to Spotify support also, but no real answer either ... (they will investigate ...)
I do not understand the relationship between spotify and B&O... If you make an (expensive)  product you need a bullet proof  contract with  the other party for several years I think.. ? at least 10 years ?
The BS5/BM5 is maybe not the newest system by B&O but it still looks great (even it works with XP embedded it is stable now).
My feeling is the BS5/BM5 has still better looks than the Moment.....( but that is maybe personal)
Also we should not care what system it is running on, that's B&O's problem.... it should just work ..

Also I have problems to be pushed by vendors to use  my smartphone/tablet   as a "music system". This is not the same for me than a dedicated system.
And if you need to change to the Moment or to a Essence .. how long will it be supported by the other vendors like Deezer, Spotify etc ... there is no standard for streaming ...
This is changing the lifte time for a product drastically...  We are now even in a more "throw it away world" than before.
My BS9000 is still working perfectly, I have 2 beograms, they still work perfect, even they are more than 30 years old. Because they are based on standards.
What could we do with a today's product in 20 years from now ... nothing i guess..... Ok technology is changing quickly, but after a certain period it should stabalize and vendors should agree on a standard. 
Look at the audio file format type.. we have .. mp3, flac, wav  etc etc etc ... We' ve seen lots of audio file formats but still no consensus between vendors...
Finally they seem to agree on a charging connector  standard .;-) .. maybe something similar has to be done for streaming ... technically I beieive it should be possible. I'm a techie and i do not see any problem it should be possible to develop a standard for making a connector for streaming services. It could be like the 7 layer OSI model  for networks ... a standard for streaming music :-) 

nico

 

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