Appearance-wise, there is little to no difference except for the UE lettering on the newer model. Functionally, they're very similar. UE came with a battery already installed (which you have to purchase separately for $15-30 for the Squeezebox). And, of course, there's probably a huge difference in terms of the opera…
Appearance-wise, there is little to no difference except for the UE lettering on the newer model. Functionally, they're very similar. UE came with a battery already installed (which you have to purchase separately for $15-30 for the Squeezebox). And, of course, there's probably a huge difference in terms of the operating software but who knows. The other difference I've noticed is that the UE is pretty well bound up with TuneIn. I frankly can't tell what limits there are on the Squeezebox in terms of sites that it can recognize but then I'm using both to listen to only about a dozen different outlets and I've been able to set up each box to receive the ones I want to hear so you might want to check out whether the things you want to hear are on TuneIn. The one important thing which I think makes the UE and Squeezebox better than the others is good audio quality for something of its size and the fact that both the UE and Squeezebox can use either WiFi or ethernet connections. My whole house is wired so I prefer to use ethernet instead of wireless. Set up was easier - pretty near real plug-n-play - on the ethernet side but I also was able to get the wireless working really easily so that's pretty much of a wash in terms of how you get signal to both of them. I've heard that some people have had difficulty setting up the Squeezebox for wireless use. I haven't. I have no complaints about either. I have two Squeezeboxes and one UE. I find that the earlier of the two squeezeboxes sometimes drops the network connection but it's easily restored and if some calamity hits, it's a breeze to restore all factory settings (which, by the way, DOESN'T wipe out your presets or other favorites.) If there's a downside, it's likely that Logitech will be in the support business longer for the UE than the Squeezebox but according to user blogs I've read the support isn't really that great anyway so that's about a wash too. If you can find your way around a laptop, you can easily deal with either the UE or a Squeezebox (if you can find one that hasn't been trashed and/pr isn't outrageously expensive.) I tried buying a "refurbished" Squeezebox and that was a joke. The good news: Amazon didn't flinch in giving me a refund --- I wonder if they knew something. ??
By davman45 on November 19, 2013
If all of your other wifi (laptops/etc.) equipment works fine, try unplugging your radio/plug back in a few minutes later. Also make sure your software updates are current (usually does automatically but once in a while I've noticed mine are out of date); if not, update manually (go to 'Advanced', 'Software Update'/enter).
By Elizabeth on July 22, 2015
Likely difficult to match what you have. Probably have to replace all four to match them. Try a craft store, they have a rather large selection of self adhesive black rubber feet.
By MikeT on January 23, 2015
I just tried that for the first time. It looks like with Spotify you need to sign in or to download an app both of which seem to be beyond the capabilities of the Squeezebox. You need to find the station or stations that play music closest to your play list from the thousands available worldwide. Cheers!
By Alex G. Mendoza on April 9, 2014
Are you using Random song setting? Or just playing one album/folder? If album/folder try checking the LMS setting. LMS > Settings > Player > *select player* > Play Other Songs in Album > YES
By MikeT on June 26, 2015