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Where can I suggest adding Digitally Imported (and all Audio Addict) services?


Digitally Imported recently became a premium service with a fee. They offer 320 kbps streams, which is great for Sonos speakers. However, all of the urls need to be added manually to Sonos, through TuneIn, and it's a little bit cumbersome. Would it be possible add all of the Audio Addict services, including RadioTunes and Rock Radio, as a Service Settings choice? Thanks
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Best answer by Mohammed H 15 January 2016, 17:27

digdug2000 wrote:

Digitally Imported recently became a premium service with a fee. They offer 320 kbps streams, which is great for Sonos speakers. However, all of the urls need to be added manually to Sonos, through TuneIn, and it's a little bit cumbersome. Would it be possible add all of the Audio Addict services, including RadioTunes and Rock Radio, as a Service Settings choice? Thanks



Hi, I get that it can be annoying to add all of the stations manually, but have no news to share at this time. I'll pass your feedback on for you, and if we've any more info you'll find it under the 'Announcements' category.

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digdug2000 wrote:

Digitally Imported recently became a premium service with a fee. They offer 320 kbps streams, which is great for Sonos speakers. However, all of the urls need to be added manually to Sonos, through TuneIn, and it's a little bit cumbersome. Would it be possible add all of the Audio Addict services, including RadioTunes and Rock Radio, as a Service Settings choice? Thanks



Hi, I get that it can be annoying to add all of the stations manually, but have no news to share at this time. I'll pass your feedback on for you, and if we've any more info you'll find it under the 'Announcements' category.
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It looks like Audio Addict should add all of their services to Sonos. 320Kbps *live* radio streams are not very common (compared to 320Kbps on-demand music services that happen to also offer "radio", which are very prevalent), so having such a high quality radio stream available through such a high quality speaker would be wonderful! And since subscribing to one service gives you access to all, it would only make sense that all of them should be available through Sonos!

It might be good to also approach this from Audio Addicts' side. Let them know that they can sign up for Sonos' Music Partners program and use Sonos' API to add their services/streams to the Sonos system. More info can be found at http://musicpartners.sonos.com.
Thanks, Mike V. -- so if I can get Audio Addict to sign up on Sonos' API, they will be one of the Manage --> Service Settings choices?
While Sonos spins its wheels on integrating these streaming services, it looks like Google's Chromecast Audio supports Digitally Imported (and a whole a lot more) at 320 kbps with any old speakers and receiver. I'd love to hold onto to everything I've invested in Sonos but they really need to pick up on the software and third party support to stay in the game.
I'm not familiar with Digitally Imported but will give it a go should they make it available via Sonos. If they don't, I expect Sonos will survive. Periodically novice posters warn of the downfall of Sonos because a single suggested service isn't instantly available. Sonos meanwhile seems to have gone from strength to strength.
digdug2000 wrote:

While Sonos spins its wheels on integrating these streaming services, it looks like Google's Chromecast Audio supports Digitally Imported (and a whole a lot more) at 320 kbps with any old speakers and receiver. I'd love to hold onto to everything I've invested in Sonos but they really need to pick up on the software and third party support to stay in the game.



You're not getting the point, it's up to Digitally Imported to add themselves to Sonos, not the other way around. If you want to snipe, snipe at DI. They're the ones with the work to do.
Some years back DI were reported to be working on interfacing to Sonos. It must have been shelved for some reason. Anyone wishing to should press the case with DI.
Hi, I am a 'novice' Sonos user but a 'senior' premium DI account for many years (mainly for Jazz Radio and Classical Radio). I contacted DI yesterday asking why they don't provide any plugin service for Sonos (in stead of manual import of premium URL's). Their customer service mailed me: "Unfortunately a direct integration is up to SONOS. So far we can only offer you to add them manually." This seems a bit contradictory to what i read in this forum... So at the end, who can solve this issue, SONOS or DI? Any new insights on this from senior SONOS specialists? Or from SONOS company? Thanks for updating any news on this.
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It's more up to the music service than it is Sonos. Sonos provides an API for music services to add their content to be available through Sonos. It's called the Music Partners program, and any music service can register to participate in it at no cost.

Send this link back to the DI/Audio Addict support folks and tell them you want them to make their music available through Sonos. http://musicpartners.sonos.com/

Sonos can't just add a music service to their system. They need the service provider to do a little work on their end to make their content be in a format that Sonos understands.
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As MikeV says the answer you received from DI is completely disingenuous (It's basically untrue) and frankly they politely telling you to f off. I'd be furious with them if I were you.
Thanks, i will reply this info and link to DI and see how they react.
I wouldn't be too harsh on the DJ, I don't expect that s/he's an engineer, with knowledge about how integrations and partnerships with other companies work. The DJ's probably the least likely person to be involved in a partnership like this. Much better to be talking to the programming manager, or station manager.

Nothing against the DJ, mind you, it's just not likely to be their area of expertise.
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Bruce, they said DI, not DJ. :) DI = Digitally Imported, a music service that specializes in various sub-genres of Electronic Dance Music. They're part of the Audio Addicts network, which includes other services like Rock Radio, RadioTunes, and the like. They have a support team in place that fields customer comments/questions.

As to whether they'll do anything about it... probably not. Many here have asked about this in the past - this topic alone is over a year old - and have been told to tell Audio Addicts that they need to join Sonos' Music Partners program. And it hasn't happened yet, so I don't think it ever will.

I think our best bet at ever getting these various services through Sonos would be if TuneIn Premium ever comes to Sonos... but that's been asked for since the day it became available (I know, I had the first post about it), and it's also still not here. But to give TuneIn some credit, Audio Addicts has been around a LOT longer than TuneIn Premium has.
D'oh!
Sorry about that :)
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It's really no big deal at all to add AudioAddict/DI stations manually, although it takes a little time. I'm a big fan of JazzRadio and have all their premium stations added as TuneIn favorites in both 320 and the highest bitrate AAC. I also have quite a few of their RadioTunes and classical offerings. Just keep an easily copiable list of station names and links in case you have to redo it. They even have a page for premium subscribers that generates suitable Sonos URLs on each of their services.
I cannot for the life of me figure out what people are suggesting one do to get, e.g., Digitally Imported stations / channels. They are nowhere to be found. I see mention of adding URLs, but I cannot find out how to do so.

At the moment, I’m extremely frustrated because the bulk of what I listen to on line is either TuneIn or Digitally Imported, and neither appear to really be supported. That alone baffles me for a “premium” (price, at least) device.

Am I missing something?
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I cannot for the life of me figure out what people are suggesting one do to get, e.g., Digitally Imported stations / channels. They are nowhere to be found. I see mention of adding URLs, but I cannot find out how to do so.

At the moment, I’m extremely frustrated because the bulk of what I listen to on line is either TuneIn or Digitally Imported, and neither appear to really be supported. That alone baffles me for a “premium” (price, at least) device.

Am I missing something?



Follow these instructions: https://support.sonos.com/s/article/260?language=en_US

Add the desired radio station's stream URL from this link respectively: https://gist.github.com/sim642/4f73e3e145fd1eac8c39
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Of course, if you're a paying customer of the Audio Addict services, the website for each service has info on adding the URLs as well, to get the ad-free streams instead.

Often requested, but for whatever reason, Audio Addict and its services have never felt the need to integrate with Sonos.

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