Logitech UE Smart Radio Controller
By Logitech Inc.
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The Logitech UE Smart Radio Controller enables you to control your Logitech UE Smart Radio from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch.
The Logitech UE Smart Radio is a dedicated music device with integrated speakers and color display that plays Internet radio stations, subscription music services and the digital music files stored on your PC or Mac®. To learn more about the Logitech UE Smart Radio, visit www.logitechUE.com.
By combining the Logitech UE Smart Radio Controller with your Logitech UE Smart Radio, you transform your music listening experience into something totally new. Control your music from across the room or across the house—anywhere you can connect to your Wi-Fi® network.
This app is much more than a just a remote, it also gives you seamless navigation of multiple music sources. All in a simple, unified interface.
You’ll have control over a world of music right from the palm of your hand.
- Quickly access and control all the music for your smart radio including Internet radio, music services and your local music library.
- Add radio stations, playlists, albums and more to your list of favorites.
- View album art, artist, as well as track and album name.
- Sign into and control music services such as SiriusXM®, Pandora®, Spotify®, TuneIn™, MOG® and others, without launching additional apps.
- Logitech UE Smart Radio
- Wireless network
What's New in Version 1.2
Listen to "Perfect For" radio stations on iHeart Radio
No iPad, reduced function
First, advertising that you can control your radio from your iPad, when there is no iPad version, is shabby.
Second, under the previous version of the radio firmware (Squeezebox), the iOS app gave you MORE, and more convenient, control of the radio than the front panel did. This app is put forward as excusing the lack of a physical remote control, but it does less than can be done on the front panel. That's not the convenience Logitech promotes.
The goal of the UE design, I hear, is to make the UI "more usable." "More usable" doesn't mean "doesn't work as well." Have your Metro design, put the most-common operations one or two deep, but let the user control the radio. Full functionality will be hard to add while keeping the high-traffic features up-front, but that's why Logitech paysmitsmdesigners and developers.
Look to the past...
I think the first iPhone/iPad app, Squeezebox was more useful in its design, and Logitech should have used this as a base to start from. It's apparent they didn't do this.
View in Favorites is not helpful. Only tiles, and even then it only displays what is "now playing"...there is no other information, such as station name, etc. The view in Favorites should be configurable...tiles, lists, etc., with station IDs, as well as being able to sort them in the order I want!
Also, TuneIn is used for searching Internet radio streams, but as far as I can tell, I can't sign into my TuneIn account, either via the app or radio. It would be great to simply log into my TuneIn account and have my favorites in TuneIn sync with my favorites in the app and on the Smart Radio.
Works okay once configured properly
The app generally works, but the interface for adding the Pandora service failed with an “Invalid URL” message with no obvious fix available anywhere. I recommend using the logitech UE Smart Radio web-site to configure the music services on your device, then use this app to control them. Once properly configured, it seems to work great.
Alas, the app is only as good as the overall system, and Logitech screwed that up with the latest updates to the UE Music Library. I can no longer access my music library from the device whether that access is initiated from the device or this app. I miss listening to my music library.
- Category: Music
- Updated: Jan 23, 2013
- Version: 1.2
- Size: 3.0 MB
- Languages: English, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Swedish
- Seller: Logitech Inc.
- © 2012 Logitech
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.