A new radio app has launched in Canada, to favourable reviews. Radio Player looks like a solid approach to an integrated radio station app. Radio Player also appears to be a VTuner like serivce world wide and would appear to be worthy of Bose reviewing for implementation with SoundTouch.
Further to my post in March, seems Radio Player is making in roads to the various music services and hardware vendors. I see Bose is not listed. Too bad.
I was wondering what the "software team" or Bose managment has to say about that?
Dec 5, 2016
Hi there rickatk,
I can absolutely send this up to the engineers to see if it can be added as a source. It does look like most of the stations there can be found in vTuner or TuneIn. Do you know if it has stations that can't be found anywhere else?
Thanks for the reply.
At first blush I thought oh there is Sonos again in on another radio service that Bose hasn't bothered to persue. On reflection though I started to wonder why do I care if Radio Canada App is offered in the Bose ecosystem. I already listen to a few local stations at home and at work, compliments of vTuner. Have done for a couple years without any problems. Also vTuner is an established service which caters to hadrware makers like Bose, Denon and alike.
The more I look at these radio station solutions and streaming service offerings in general, I am starting to think marketing is clouding what we really need. For example vTuner does carry many many Canadian stations. I am not too sure if some of the Canadian stations are not being picked up by vTuner or for that matter Tune-in which is also included in the Bose lineup.
Sonos has done a very good job recruiting a number of providers and services, duplicating stations, in a lot of cases. This is certainly a very good marketing strategy. The only obvious service missing, that many have indicated a true need and want, is Apple Music.