Orange Squeeze

Orange Squeeze


Orange Squeeze: Your fast, friendly remote control for your Logitech Squeezebox family of devices.

Orange Squeeze automatically discovers and connects to your local Logitech Media Server (formerly Squeezebox Server) over WiFi, or the mysqueezebox.com web site.

November 2013 -- New in 2.0 -- Compatible with KitKat -- Free upgrade!!!
- Full tablet support with fluid grid-style browsing that accentuates your beautiful artwork. Configure how large you want your grids to be, or if you you can choose to revert back to traditional list-style browsing.
- New UI based on the standard Android action bar and navigation drawer patterns. Your home menu and player list are just a swipe away at any time!
- New artist artwork generation technique using a more traditional grid instead of the overlapping cards model in the past.
- The current playlist view is updated to include some nice gestures, such as swipe-to-remove and also long-press to reorder. Overall the current playlist view is faster and more robust than before.
- Orange Squeeze will now broadcast track and player metadata, allowing consumption of track and player metadata by third-party apps.
- New track download backend that works around some issues with the previous one based on the Android download manager.

Fast browsing available immediately with no waiting for scans or database synchronization. Full search capabilities coupled with an intuitive and seamless interface make listening to music on your Squeezeboxen fun and convenient. Advanced caching heuristics make for a smooth, seamless experience.

Fully integrated and tested with Pandora, Mog, and other online services available on your Squeezebox.

Other features:
- Can automatically mute players when a phone call is received, and optionally unmute them after you hang up.
- Use your phone's volume keys to control your player volume.
- Helpful user interface that introduces you to advanced features progressively.
- Drag and drop playlist and menu management for easy customization
- Works with password-protected servers.
- Synchronization, player sleep, and alarm support
- Clean, seamless integration with SqueezePlayer. Note that this requires the separate purchase of the SqueezePlayer app.

A huge thank you to everyone who helped test this release via Orange Squeeze Preview!

A brief discussion of some of the permissions Orange Squeeze requires:

The permission "READ PHONE STATUS AND IDENTITY" is used strictly to detect when calls are made or received so that automatic player muting will work.

The permission "MODIFY OR DELETE THE CONTENTS OF YOUR USB STORAGE MODIFY OR DELETE THE CONTENTS OF YOUR SD CARD" allows the app to download tracks to your external storage and also place the application's artwork cache on the external storage.

The permission "FULL NETWORK ACCESS" allows the app to connect to either mysqueezebox.com or your local Logitech Media Server installation.

Tested in-house on the original Google Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 5, and Nexus 7 (2012). Supported on all Android devices running 2.2 and higher.

Recent changes:
2.0.18 (2015-03-23):
- Accessibility improvements within the UI, such as content description for images.
- Improvements to genre browsing and artist artwork generation for Logitech Media Server 7.5.x (older version only).
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About Orange Squeeze
Orange Squeeze: Your fast, friendly remote control for your Logitech Squeezebox family of devices.

Orange Squeeze automatically discovers and connects to your local Logitech Media Server (formerly Squeezebox Server) over WiFi, or the mysqueezebox.com web site.

November 2013 -- New in 2.0 -- Compatible with KitKat -- Free upgrade!!!
- Full tablet support with fluid grid-style browsing that accentuates your beautiful artwork. Configure how large you want your grids to be, or if you you can choose to revert back to traditional list-style browsing.
- New UI based on the standard Android action bar and navigation drawer patterns. Your home menu and player list are just a swipe away at any time!
- New artist artwork generation technique using a more traditional grid instead of the overlapping cards model in the past.
- The current playlist view is updated to include some nice gestures, such as swipe-to-remove and also long-press to reorder. Overall the current playlist view is faster and more robust than before.
- Orange Squeeze will now broadcast track and player metadata, allowing consumption of track and player metadata by third-party apps.
- New track download backend that works around some issues with the previous one based on the Android download manager.

Fast browsing available immediately with no waiting for scans or database synchronization. Full search capabilities coupled with an intuitive and seamless interface make listening to music on your Squeezeboxen fun and convenient. Advanced caching heuristics make for a smooth, seamless experience.

Fully integrated and tested with Pandora, Mog, and other online services available on your Squeezebox.

Other features:
- Can automatically mute players when a phone call is received, and optionally unmute them after you hang up.
- Use your phone's volume keys to control your player volume.
- Helpful user interface that introduces you to advanced features progressively.
- Drag and drop playlist and menu management for easy customization
- Works with password-protected servers.
- Synchronization, player sleep, and alarm support
- Clean, seamless integration with SqueezePlayer. Note that this requires the separate purchase of the SqueezePlayer app.

A huge thank you to everyone who helped test this release via Orange Squeeze Preview!

A brief discussion of some of the permissions Orange Squeeze requires:

The permission "READ PHONE STATUS AND IDENTITY" is used strictly to detect when calls are made or received so that automatic player muting will work.

The permission "MODIFY OR DELETE THE CONTENTS OF YOUR USB STORAGE MODIFY OR DELETE THE CONTENTS OF YOUR SD CARD" allows the app to download tracks to your external storage and also place the application's artwork cache on the external storage.

The permission "FULL NETWORK ACCESS" allows the app to connect to either mysqueezebox.com or your local Logitech Media Server installation.

Tested in-house on the original Google Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 5, and Nexus 7 (2012). Supported on all Android devices running 2.2 and higher.

Recent changes:
2.0.18 (2015-03-23):
- Accessibility improvements within the UI, such as content description for images.
- Improvements to genre browsing and artist artwork generation for Logitech Media Server 7.5.x (older version only).

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A Google User
Apr 19, 2015
Best of the bunch Of all the Squeezebox control apps this is the only one that has both the functionality I need (running squeezebox server 7.9, SB classic & SB radio) and a slick UI. Far superior to the official app. Highly recommended.
A Google User
Apr 18, 2015
Excellent app. Enjoying it daily
A Google User
Apr 8, 2015
Hard to use Maybe it would be okay with a small music collection or a single player but for me it was clumsy compared to the free Logitech app.
A Google User
Apr 6, 2015
its more of a 4.9 out of 5 but yeah, its really really good I love it, its so fast an fluid, much faster than going on the actual server and selecting songs from there. Art work loads quickly and all this from an older raspberry pi B with wolfson audio card for hifi using squeezplug 7.5. I plan on expanding and getting more raspberry pi's and setting them in 5 rooms to play the same or different audio from my lms server on my synology ds212j. I plan on testing it out with squeezeplug and max2play on my rpi2 to see how well it works. Only negative on this app is that it does not have the "Tune in URL" that lms server has to play podcasts
A Google User
Mar 1, 2015
Awesome! I'm loving the app! I was trying to find something as close to Sonos app as possible, and this hits the mark. One request would be - relative volume syncing. I wish I could adjust all volumes with one master control, even though all may not be at the same volume level. It would be so much easier to slide them all at once with one master control rather than independently. Also if I could see/adjust all volume levels for all devices at once on one screen.
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