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One thing that I would find very useful is a table that shows all of the streaming services that are out there and shows how well they integrate with C4 and all of the pros/cons of these services.  Personally I use Spotify and I think it would be hard to get me to switch, but it might be nice to see all of the various options in one place.  Is there any such list available?

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6 hours ago, zaphod said:

One thing that I would find very useful is a table that shows all of the streaming services that are out there and shows how well they integrate with C4 and all of the pros/cons of these services.  Personally I use Spotify and I think it would be hard to get me to switch, but it might be nice to see all of the various options in one place.  Is there any such list available?

we can make one here.

Pandora - Nearly full integration of features that I know. 

Deezer - Full integration. Limitation room control driver does not have full support

Spotify Connect - Limited integration most features are avalaible through the native app only

Napster - Full integration

tunein - full integration

 

These are the services i am most familiar with.

 

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we can make one here.
Pandora - Nearly full integration of features that I know. 
Deezer - Full integration. Limitation room control driver does not have full support
Spotify Connect - Limited integration most features are avalaible through the native app only
Napster - Full integration
tunein - full integration
 
These are the services i am most familiar with.
 

Regarding Spotify, what kinds of features don’t work ? What if you have multiple family members each with their own account. How does that work ? I was under the impression that the newest version of C4 music streaming had Spotify as native and no longer needed Spotify connect. I guess I’m wrong?


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Napster doesn't get much love it seems, but I keep it for some unique features (they have a nice playlist creation tool based on existing playlists for one), but it baffles me that they don't have a better family plan option.  I haven't really tried the others on the list posted here (except Pandora) in C4 but integration is flawless.

SiriusXM missed making this list.  The biggest issue I have with it (I thought) was the Favorites would drop off.  But there is an easy workaround to go the stations menu and go back to the Favorites.  I think it is missing some integration of some of the internet-only channels as well.  And it should be able to play the on-demand content, not sure why as late to the game that C4 was to adding the integration that they left that part out.

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21 hours ago, Matt Lowe said:

we can make one here.

Pandora - Nearly full integration of features that I know. 

Deezer - Full integration. Limitation room control driver does not have full support

Spotify Connect - Limited integration most features are avalaible through the native app only

Napster - Full integration

tunein - full integration

 

These are the services i am most familiar with.

 

Tidal would be pretty much the same comment as Deezer.

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Amazon Music is also there (and free to try if you have Prime). Works well through the app, but has no ability to do any programming with it in Composer. 

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Tidal would be pretty much the same comment as Deezer.

Can you be more specific when you say that there’s not full support for rooms? What exactly does that mean? You can’t target Tidal/Deezer to individual zones? So for example, if my daughter had her Tidal account (in addition to my wife and I having ours), she couldn’t play her music in her room/zone while we play our Tidal favs in our MBR?


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1 hour ago, phantomgordon said:


Can you be more specific when you say that there’s not full support for rooms? What exactly does that mean? You can’t target Tidal/Deezer to individual zones? So for example, if my daughter had her Tidal account (in addition to my wife and I having ours), she couldn’t play her music in her room/zone while we play our Tidal favs in our MBR?


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He's talking specifically to the driver called 'Room Control' which allows you to more easily program favourite selections and more.

If you have three tidal accounts, you would simply add three tidal drivers, get them named after the person, and each selects their own wherever you want (provided your setup supports it, ie you have at least three streams available from controllers into your audio matrix switch/amplifiers)

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On 3/10/2020 at 6:18 PM, Matt Lowe said:

Pandora - Nearly full integration of features that I know. 

 

Except that you cannot choose the "Shuffle Stations" station on Pandora when using the Room Control driver... unless this has been fixed?

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7 hours ago, phantomgordon said:


Can you be more specific when you say that there’s not full support for rooms? What exactly does that mean? You can’t target Tidal/Deezer to individual zones? So for example, if my daughter had her Tidal account (in addition to my wife and I having ours), she couldn’t play her music in her room/zone while we play our Tidal favs in our MBR?


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5 hours ago, Cyknight said:

He's talking specifically to the driver called 'Room Control' which allows you to more easily program favourite selections and more.

If you have three tidal accounts, you would simply add three tidal drivers, get them named after the person, and each selects their own wherever you want (provided your setup supports it, ie you have at least three streams available from controllers into your audio matrix switch/amplifiers)

@phantomgordon - I would highly recommend Tidal.  Great integration.  Yes, you use different Tidal accounts in different zones perfectly.  As @Cyknight says, we are talking about the Room Control Driver.  Tidal / Deezer does not integrate as well with this as some other streaming services although you can program around this and get the identical result (in the case of Tidal, and, I would assume, Deezer).

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As we're compiling a list ( using previous peoples thoughts) we best add Apple Music so here goes:-

 

Apple Music  -   NO c4 integration 😂

Pandora - Nearly full integration of features that I know. 

Napster - Full integration

Tunein - full integration.

Amazon - full integration but no ability to do any programming with it in Composer. 

Deezer - Full integration. Limitation room control driver does not have full support

Tidal - full integration. Limitation room control driver does not have full support

Spotify Connect - Limited integration most features are available through the native app only

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10 hours ago, tdougray said:

As we're compiling a list we best add Apple Music so here goes:-

 

Apple Music  -   NO c4 integration 😂

Pandora - Nearly full integration of features that I know. 

Napster - Full integration

Tunein - full integration.

Deezer - Full integration. Limitation room control driver does not have full support

Tidal - full integration. Limitation room control driver does not have full support

Spotify Connect - Limited integration most features are available through the native app only

? You're missing a few

Google Music - No integration

Amazon Music - integration but can't comment on level (as it's not available here in Canada)

Oh and Spotify Connect is essentially FULL integration, but Spotify connect as such is just limited (as in, Spotify only allows 'connect' ability and a few limited favourite options, there is no browsing)

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On 3/12/2020 at 7:41 AM, tdougray said:

As we're compiling a list we best add Apple Music so here goes:-

 

Apple Music  -   NO c4 integration 😂

 

There's a ton more if you include ones with NO integration at all...which mentioning them isn't all bad because it might be ones to avoid.  In my case, the advantages of Apple Music for family use outweigh the lack of integration for me, and besides that I like my Sonos Connect just fine for whole house use of Apple Music.

Speaking of that, I guess it was ok for Apple to add Apple TV+ to Roku, etc when that came out, but they haven't given the same wide support for Apple Music to third parties...I know its somewhat apples to oranges but still irritating...

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