Re: TuneIn is replacing Internet Radio!
TuneIn is not a content provider and it is not providing a free service; any expense is paid by the organization that is programming the stream. Bose removed the .pls stream capability because there are people who publish streams on the Internet without paying royalties to the music industry lawyers in violation of US copyright law and the current law in the US holds that Bose, as the maker of the device, is liable for this violation if users use Bose products to access this content that is in violation of law. I'm not aware of any litigation to this end but the threat of it is enough.
Those are totally unfounded assumptions.
This is simply not true, and I hold the fact that all the other brands of multiroom speakers allow .pls streaming as a proof.
This, and the fact that I can play all my illegal MP3s on my Bose device. The threat is simply non-existent.
What happened is that they did not want to pay for both vTuner and TuneIn integration, that's all. They'll never admit it but that's the only plausible explanation.