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BeoSound 5 & Spotify

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Sjock601
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Sjock601 posted on Thu, Aug 10 2017 4:29 PM

I am no longer able to access Spotify on the BeoSound 5.  I guess it is no longer supported.  Is there another music streaming system that is supported?  If there is, how do I access the app to get it working on the BeoSound 5?

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Answered (Verified) Duels replied on Thu, Aug 10 2017 4:41 PM
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Sjock601:

I am no longer able to access Spotify on the BeoSound 5. I guess it is no longer supported. Is there another music streaming system that is supported? If there is, how do I access the app to get it working on the BeoSound 5?

There are other threads on this topic but the simple answer is no it is no longer supported (since June) and no there is no other supported streaming service.

B&O will provide a free of charge chromecast device and appropriate connectors through your dealer but this doesn't appear to have been widely publicised. I have ordered mine today and am keen to see how it sounds and works.
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Answered (Verified) Nidi replied on Tue, Feb 13 2018 8:21 AM
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Hallo, ich habe mir die Spotify Lösung von Fixingit auch via ebay gegönnt. Der von ihm aufgespielte Patch funktioniert wunderbar. Das Spotify auf der Beosound 5 funktioniert wieder wie gewohnt. Covers werden wieder wie früher schön auf dem Display angezeigt. Einzig das Problem mit den von Spotify kreierten Playlisten ist vorhanden. Dies lässt sich aber einfach beheben, indem diese Listen einfach gelöscht werden.

Im Weiteren kann falls installiert über A.AUX auf das bereits bekannte Spotify-Connect zugegriffen werden. Mir macht die Anlage so wieder richtig Spass, so dass ich nun auf SSD umrüsten werde.

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Answered (Verified) Duels replied on Thu, Aug 10 2017 4:41 PM
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Sjock601:

I am no longer able to access Spotify on the BeoSound 5. I guess it is no longer supported. Is there another music streaming system that is supported? If there is, how do I access the app to get it working on the BeoSound 5?

There are other threads on this topic but the simple answer is no it is no longer supported (since June) and no there is no other supported streaming service.

B&O will provide a free of charge chromecast device and appropriate connectors through your dealer but this doesn't appear to have been widely publicised. I have ordered mine today and am keen to see how it sounds and works.
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Thanks Duels,  I will look into the chromecast device.

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take a look at this thread http://forum.beoworld.org/forums/t/29275.aspx

 

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ECF replied on Mon, Feb 12 2018 12:56 PM

Hi

 

I found this guy on e-bay (http://r.ebay.com/JVLFqP) and decided to try - and it worked! The job took less than 5 minutes and he was very detailed and professional in his instructions. I now have Spotify working as it used to do! Big Smile

On top of this I succeeded in replacing my HDD with a SSD and the system is now superfast!

 

Erik

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That guy also had a thread here, where he offered his (to pay for) service.

Please keep us updated about for how long this ‘fix’ will work.

MM

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Nidi replied on Tue, Feb 13 2018 8:21 AM

Hallo, ich habe mir die Spotify Lösung von Fixingit auch via ebay gegönnt. Der von ihm aufgespielte Patch funktioniert wunderbar. Das Spotify auf der Beosound 5 funktioniert wieder wie gewohnt. Covers werden wieder wie früher schön auf dem Display angezeigt. Einzig das Problem mit den von Spotify kreierten Playlisten ist vorhanden. Dies lässt sich aber einfach beheben, indem diese Listen einfach gelöscht werden.

Im Weiteren kann falls installiert über A.AUX auf das bereits bekannte Spotify-Connect zugegriffen werden. Mir macht die Anlage so wieder richtig Spass, so dass ich nun auf SSD umrüsten werde.

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Answered (Verified) Nidi replied on Tue, Feb 13 2018 8:21 AM
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Hallo, ich habe mir die Spotify Lösung von Fixingit auch via ebay gegönnt. Der von ihm aufgespielte Patch funktioniert wunderbar. Das Spotify auf der Beosound 5 funktioniert wieder wie gewohnt. Covers werden wieder wie früher schön auf dem Display angezeigt. Einzig das Problem mit den von Spotify kreierten Playlisten ist vorhanden. Dies lässt sich aber einfach beheben, indem diese Listen einfach gelöscht werden.

Im Weiteren kann falls installiert über A.AUX auf das bereits bekannte Spotify-Connect zugegriffen werden. Mir macht die Anlage so wieder richtig Spass, so dass ich nun auf SSD umrüsten werde.

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I to had this done, works really well. Did break once, but had it done on “warenty” and now it is up and running again.

Br

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Maybe b & o software can release an update so that it will work for everyone.
Apparently it is not difficult to make this.
And so meets his customers

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fixingit replied on Tue, Feb 13 2018 11:28 PM

Beofrank:

Maybe b & o software can release an update so that it will work for everyone.
Apparently it is not difficult to make this.
And so meets his customers

Lol - just because it only takes a few minutes to install, does not mean it was “not difficult” to make it. Took me many months of reverse engineering and software development to find a solution. B&O can not provide this patch as they can not get a new commercial Spotify license based on libspotify. 

What B&O could do (and should do) is to either provide a software upgrade with Deezer support as they have in their newer products, or use the newer Spotify APIs, allthough I am not sure they offer a full libspotify replacement yet....

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fixingit:

What B&O could do (and should do) is to either provide a software upgrade with Deezer support as they have in their newer products, or use the newer Spotify APIs, allthough I am not sure they offer a full libspotify replacement yet....

Agree on that one. At least make sure that customers are not let behind with nothing.

But it also highlights the problem at B&O and software strategy and competencies.
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Nidi replied on Fri, Feb 16 2018 8:52 PM

I have a Crucial MX300 525 built into my 10 years old Beomaster 5 today. The system works much faster now and makes great fun with the installed Spotify patch from Fixingit. The Covers make the BS5 beautiful.

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ECF replied on Mon, Mar 19 2018 9:46 AM
The fix stopped working twice but within a day or two a new fix was in place - no extra charge. I am very happy.
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Bart replied on Wed, Apr 11 2018 3:23 PM

Hi,

 

Where can I get that patch?

 

Thanks,

 

Bart

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