Logitech Squeezebox Controller
By Logitech Inc.
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Logitech Squeezebox™ Controller puts a fully featured Squeezebox remote where you want it: on your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad.
It uses your home Wi-Fi to control all your Squeezebox players, whether you have one Squeezebox Radio or a house full of Squeezebox Boom, Squeezebox Touch and Squeezebox Duet. Built by Squeezebox for Squeezebox, it gives you intuitive, seamless control and all the options you have on your Squeezebox players on every screen. You’ll have full command of your Squeezebox on the smart screen at your fingertips with the Logitech Squeezebox Controller App.
What's New in Version 1.1.5
Landscape orientation fix
If you are updating from 1.1.3, please delete and reinstall the app.
Why oh why do I have to log in each time I launch the app?!?
Since “updating” the app, I am forced to log in each time I open the app.
UPDATED: after seeing another review that states to delete the app and reinstall, I did so, and it MIGHT have fixed it. (quitting and re-launching app 30 seconds later might not be the most robust test to ensure things are fixed)
This highly user-unfriendly move compounds another major gestural problem with the app that has NEVER worked right: Using the 4-finger/5-finger swipe upward shortcut on iPad to view all open apps (the gestural equivalent of pressing the home button twice).
Instead of moving the current window up in order to display other open apps, the app interprets the fingers/gestures as some change to the controls. Changing the music selection, fast forwarding to the next one, switching the volume, moving the playback head to a different position. Oh, and yeah, the other open apps are displayed, but only after messing with the selection now playing.
The multi-gesture breakage has trained me to push the home button twice.
I think that the “must log in each time you use it” behavior will train me to use any other option (the web interface on computer, or handheld device), or abandon this app altogether for a different alternative.
Works well for me with no logins req'd
I just installed it and it works well with my squeezebox duet. And I don't have to login each time I start the app, like so many other reviewers have experienced. I noticed the install instructions say if you have a previous version you should uninstall that first, maybe that'a behind the repeated login prompts. Anyway, the app seems to work as expected, it certainly is faster and more convenient than the duet controller. Press and hold individual songs for a few seconds to bring up the action menu. There are some minor annoyances - like sometimes long titles are not displayed correctly - but overall works just fine for 90% of my squeezebox control needs.
Had this app for a long time controlling 3 squeezebox devices including a touchpad model. From time to time, it loses its ability to 'see' the radios. Very very annoying. Doesn't affect playback. But I have had to delete the app and reinstall each time then everything is back to normal. It also has a limited iTunes playback capability. I have playlists set up for this reason. Squeezebox sees the folders and will play, but only one track at a time! Also you have to leave whatever source your music is stored in, like your laptop, powered on...no sleep mode! Very limited. Been looking at Bose more and more. Same capabilities but they seem to do a better job with stability and ease of use. Too bad. Squeezebox is a nice inexpensive alternative.
- Category: Music
- Updated: Nov 14, 2012
- Version: 1.1.5
- Size: 2.5 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Logitech Inc.
- © 2012 Logitech. All rights reserved.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.