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5.0 out of 5 stars You can convert to Squeezebox via advanced menu
3 stars as a UE Smart Radio but 5 stars once converted to a Squeezebox - so much more functionality!!
Simply go into the advanced menu and scroll down to select 'Switch to Squeezebox'.
Published 9 months ago by Headbanger

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3.0 out of 5 stars Solid, versatile, internet radio but with a couple of issues
This is one of the most impressive internet radios I've seen reflecting its part of Logitech's growing UE premium brand. I'd certainly recommend it to anyone looking to buy an internet radio. Specific advantages include:

1. Very easy set up. Simply turn it on and connect to your wireless network (for which you're need the name of the network and password)...
Published 22 months ago by Dr. Paul Ell


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5.0 out of 5 stars Very good internet radio, 12 Jan 2014
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if you just want a internet radio that will run on mains or battery's then get this one. Good sound and connection to wifi is a breeze. also you can play music from your computer which is also a breeze to set up.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Great product spoilt by numerous bugs, 16 July 2014
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If you are going to use this for streaming your own music as well as internet radio - beware! You will soon run into bugs in the firmware/server app, and not just little irritations, but features that just don't work (random play from multiple genres) and various parts of the system hanging for no apparent reason and requiring reboots. You find yourself pressing buttons cautiously trying not to confuse the thing. It smacks of poor code and poor testing and the tech support makes you feel like it's an abandoned product with no hope of getting sorted - I never heard from them again after sending the sample files they requested. Shame because when it works it's really excellent.
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11 of 14 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Easy to set up, almost impossible to customise..., 10 Dec 2012
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This review is from: Logitech UE Smart Radio - Black (discontinued by manufacturer) (Electronics)
Looks like a Squeezebox radio, sounds like a Squeezebox radio but if you're familiar with the SB Radio and are looking for a replacement / additional unit you may want to look elsewhere.

Pros:
- Easy to set up. Log in to your wifi and you'll be listening to internet radio almost immediately through the built-in apps. TuneIn Radio is available out of the box giving you the ability to find internet radio stations by genre, region etc.
- The UE Smart Radio website [...] allows you to add apps which open up a wider range of online content including BBC Radio streaming, RadioFeeds UK for a comprehensive listing of internet radio feeds in the UK. There are a number of other apps offering streamed content, many of which look interesting.
- Sound quality is good.
- Built-in battery is good for portability. (SB Radio battery is sold as an extra)
- Fade-in of alarm sounds. This is an excellent feature (also on the original SB Radio) and should feature on more clock-radio alarms.

Cons:
- BBC Podcasts can be found via the TuneIn Radio app, BUT because TuneIn Radio does not allow you to set the region you are in, the BBC podcasts are unavailable for access / cannot be played (says they are "forbidden"). This MAY be resolved in future releases of apps for the UE Smart Radio, but users should be aware. If you want to listen to BBC "Listen Again" content, then this is NOT available at present.
- Logitech have changed the media server software so that the previously available Logitech Media Server is now the UE Media Library software. No big deal if you are used to running this from your Mac or PC but I have dedicated LMS kit serving my music and apps which would NOT work with the UE Smart Radio (Raspberry Pi + Squeezeplug + USB drive). SB Radio setup relied on the mySqueezebox.com servers if you didn't have a local LMS server, and occasionally these have failed - most recently after the Storm Sandy hit the East cost of the USA.
- What the Squeezebox community had going for it was an open-source development community that allowed a HUGE number of applications / add-ins and widgets for the SB Radio. Unfortunately with the UE Smart Radio it looks like this "tweakability" has been lost. For some this is a minor issue, but it certainly limits what you can do with this device to whatever Logitech and UE want you to be able to do. Which is a shame.

So:
8/10 for ease of setup
8/10 for the hardware
4/10 for the add-ons available via uesmartradio.com (may ultimately improve)
2/10 for the ability to "Listen Again" to BBC content / podcasts
1/10 for the ability to customise.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Prettiest brick I ever bought, 18 Jun 2014
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Utterly useless product. Drops wi-fi with far more regularity than any other device in the house. Alarm clock fails to go off more than 50% of the time, and even when it does, will default to incredibly annoying tune within 4 tracks most of the time.

Would happily hurl it out of the window.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best Radio Ever, 7 Jun 2014
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I was undecided as to whether it would be any good but it is fantastic and as a result of buying it I bought an internet tuner for my hi-fi.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very good, 10 April 2014
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It's almost perfect, but let's take the few issues first:

*It might be a little difficult for some to figure out how to enter the key for the wireless network.
*We had a bug one time, that made the radio incredibly slow. But it was updated automatically shortly thereafter and we haven't had the problem since.
*In the start I didn't understand why it could charge, but wouldn't run on the internal battery. The reason was that the plug for the battery wasen't plugged entirely from the factory. I just opnened the battery compartment with a screwdriver and gave the plug a small push and haven't had any problems since.

Besides that it's very easy to use, if you find a station that you like, you just long-press one of the memmory buttons and it will be saved at that button. It's very quick at starting a station, I think in a second after selecting a station. The sound is decent.

The app for the radio is nice, but I don't really use it after setting up the stations.

I haven't tried to play content from my network yet, so I don't know how that feature works.
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4.0 out of 5 stars GREAT WIFIF RADIO, 6 April 2014
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so far so good...great sound and reception...much better than REVO

selection is great and has TUNEIN.......very pleased with purchase

thanks
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3.0 out of 5 stars It's ok ish, 14 Mar 2014
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This kind of works but needs a pc to be turned on for it to work due to needing ue media server running. Rubbish if like me you have all of your files on a nas drive that everything else in the house can access without the need for a pc being turned on.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Does what it says on the tin, 23 Jan 2014
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Crystal clear reception
Portable and compact and very easy to setup.
Due to the internal battery it is quite weighty but that is hardly a bother.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent product, 11 Jan 2014
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This is an excellent product that was very easy to set up! Now we are able to get BBC Radio in Cyprus .
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