Sad day for me and my CR100

  • 5 November 2022
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I don’t want to mess about with my phone just to switch the radio on.

You could use your phone, your tablet or your PC. Take your pick.

All far less convenient .. just to switch on the radio. 

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Depending in the rest of your system, you could also use voice control from Amazon, Google, or Sonos, for streams. None of them do local music. 

Rightly or wrongly, I’ve already chosen the Google offering for home control and have been using it for several years.

In my experience thus far, voice assistants are “not terribly good” (Siri and Google used) and generally take longer to achieve anything than the simple flipping of switches - providing that they are, of course, within reach.

I think it fair to make a comparison with Philips Hue: when walking into a room, it’s far easier to flip a wall switch (Friends of Hue) to switch the lights on than to utter something to a voice assistant and hope it understands (I do have some sensors too). Hue Tap is a movable physical switch module, and there’s the mobile phone app which is the most powerful but ‘least accessible’ way to interact with the lights.

I think that I, and the missus, could live with the voice assistant for the vast majority of the time - providing that a simple request to switch the radio on was far more reliably fulfilled than some of the other actions I ask of Google.

However, having a tablet “permanently” running the Sonos app and sitting just where it needs to be, may just about replace the simplicity and reliability of the CR100 for the simple tasks [On/Off, Vol Up/Down]; however, I perhaps need to look into the SYMFONISK Sound remote.

There is also a level or risk re-engaging with Sonos who have displayed utterly contemptible attitudes to its customers in the bricking of CR100, and then the attempted bricking of first gen equipment.

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So what options are there to replace the CR100 for simplicity of usage?

I don’t want to mess about with my phone just to switch the radio on.

 

You “don’t want to mess about with your phone”, which more than likely is in your pocket or close by, is light and portable, has a touch screen interface, and is ubiquitously used for everything from phone calls, to texting, to internet searches, to navigation, to locating the stars in the heavens, yet you spent the last decade+ picking up a one pound brick from its charger and used a wheel and hard buttons to “switch the radio on”?  

He must still be on a Rotary or flip phone if he thinks using the old Russian iPod as a controller is better than his phone 

I think this post is definitely worth ignoring.

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@Mike_195 As I understand it there where valid technical reasons for Sonos to retire the CR100. Sonos usually supports stuff for a much longer period than other manufacturers.

I agree with you GA is not perfect as an only way to command the system, though it usually works well.

Though maybe worded a bit strongly I do agree with @jgatie that using a phone to command the system works well. Why this aversion to using a phone for this purpose?

I revive this thread, as I have the same problem; i switched on my Sonos system for the first time in a few months and got the same error message on my CR100 with regard to connecting to TuneIn. I own 2 CR100 an two S5 (1 first gen with software 8.4)

I am still able to play TuneIn radio stations on my system using an old version (8.4) of the Windows Sonos App. I only use the CR100 to change volume or pause the playback of the TuneIn Radio.

 

@ossodiseppia Were you able to resolve the problem, so to be able to again fully use the CR100 to connect to TuneIn and chose radio stations?

 

 

 

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The CR100 used a long-abandoned embedded version of Adobe Flash as its platform. TuneIn have most likely updated their https endpoint to TLS version 1.2 which is newer than the ancient Flash version can handle. Over time every https endpoint will make this update I am sure. I addition, TuneIn “classic” is no longer supported even on S2, they want us to use the newer version that requires an account and login.

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@controlav I’ve not seen any change in TuneIn. Maybe this is location based? I’m in the Netherlands.

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Hi @Buttel ,

 

I am sorry, there is no solution to this.  My remotes can only access my music library and Amazon music.

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Just wonder if we “did something unusual” over the holidays with the Sonos that meant we “flipped away from Tune-in” and unfortunately could not get reconnected…

I think I am resigned to the fact that the CR100’s days are finally over and that a low cost tablet sitting in a holder is going to have to suffice.

Anyone put a Raspberry Pi inside a CR100 case? :-)

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@controlav I’ve not seen any change in TuneIn. Maybe this is location based? I’m in the Netherlands.

On a mobile app, go to Sevices / Add and look at the description of TuneIn - it says it is no longer supported. (USA anyway).

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Hi all,

Reviving this thread, as I’m trying to look for a fix right now.

Apparently the issue is with accessing the list of radios, but not playing the radios themselves. When working, I use the Noson app on Linux to control my system. That app shows the list of radios I have put aside in the “Favorites” list over the years. I can select any of these radios, and it plays just fine. But… with the issue we’re facing right now, the remote won’t let us access this list of favorites.

I there any other way to access these favorites using the CR-100? I have tried creating a playlist where I would drop in these radios, unfortunately it looks like radios cannot be added to a playlist. Any other idea on that line?
Thanks!

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On my app it still is. It even looks like I can fill in account details.

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On my app it still is. It even looks like I can fill in account details.

That is the “new” TuneIn (that requires account details). The old, anonymous one is the deprecated one.