Re: 11/20 Update: TuneIn/internet radio information
I've been doing a bit more readin. TuneIn has quietly streamrolled this over the past several months. They are very likely the same people who are threatening device makers with lawsuits to get them to remove .pls streaming capability from their products. Bose Soundtouch is just the most recent to fall. I would not hold your breath waiting for .pls streaming functionality to be added back into the Soundtouch application. <Post edited by moderator for content.>
AFAIK you can still stream .pls via Amazon Echo by adding a skill and I hear there is a similar method for Google Assistant but I would expect TuneIn's corporate mafia will be trying to eliminate that too. Amazon and Google both have resources to push back tho. You can still stream .pls via Mac OS or Windows 10. Bose could add an API and allow a third party to write an extension to restore .pls capability.
I really, really liked this box. At least mine are all Series I and II and I can use them for AirPlay. The buttons were great.