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  • 23 January 2023
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Hi!

Today searching for new music services in the Sonos app, I've seen 2 TuneIn services. One called TuneIn and the other TuneIn (new). 

Do you know which is the difference between them? I had installed the old one and continue working.

 

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Best answer by Ken_Griffiths 23 January 2023, 15:09

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I think the new TuneIn service has the option to use TuneIn Premium (subscription service). Presumably the old service will be replaced with this new one. 

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Why would anyone pay to simply get a stream url?  Premium, my ars* …

There are better free alternatives. 

Why would anyone pay to simply get a stream url?  Premium, my ars* …

There are better free alternatives. 

To help towards paying the wages of the artists, engineers and those that work at the station.

Why would anyone pay to simply get a stream url?  Premium, my ars* …

There are better free alternatives. 

 

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So, does Tunein then pay in turn to the radio stations they aggregate?  I think not. 

I wonder just how much they've given to Radio Paradise, for example. 

So, does Tunein then pay in turn to the radio stations they aggregate?  I think not. 

I wonder just how much they've given to Radio Paradise, for example. 

Maybe they give a little extra to the artists instead, who knows? I wouldn’t concern yourself, particularly if you’re not going to be using their new service anyway.

I’m actually a premium user of their service and have been for quite some time.

Probably a valuable question to ask TuneIn, not Sonos. 

Although I know that while I was a subscriber, I was getting Baseball, and a lot of exclusive streams that they created and curated. I know that content changes year to year, as they sign contracts with various folks periodically.  If only they’d carry F1 :)
They have (had?) an office down the street from me when I worked in downtown SF, but it’s been a few years. I’d bet there’s a cost in maintaining all of that connection, too, it isn’t just a guy sitting in his living room. 

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I'm not a sports fan.  On a general note, I just can't understand why anyone would hand money over to the millionaire outfits dominating sport, but evidently billions around the world are happy to do so 🌎

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