Logitech Squeezebox Touch

Logitech Squeezebox Touch
Integration Note
Model Number(s):
Squeezebox Touch
Core Module Version:
Document Revision Date:
g! 5.2.568 – 5.4.142, Firmware Version 7.6.1
g! 5.5, Squeezebox Firmware Version 7.7.1 r9558 & 7.7.2 r9663
The Squeezebox Touch is a network music player that connects to the network and provides local audio
outputs for digital music. The Squeezebox Touch supports digital music from both internet sources and
local media. When integrated with the current version of the g! software, the Squeezebox Touch is used
as an extension of the Internal Player and can stream from the same local music library as the Internal
Player. In addition, the Squeezebox Touch supports Pandora or Rhapsody Internet Radio via
IMPORTANT: This document covers the Squeezebox “Touch” when integrated as an extension of
HC Internal Player. Slim Devices (now Logitech) has released multiple iterations of the
Squeezebox, which can be identified by checking the “Model:” on the bottom of the device. If
using a Squeezebox Classic (non touch screen), please see the appropriate Squeezebox
Integration Note.
If using Logitech Media Server on a Local PC, see the Logitech Media Server Integration Note.
Play and index digital music stored locally or on network storage.
Browse library by Artist, Album or Tracks and create/manage Playlists.
Supports .MP3, .FLAC, and .WAV files stored on the HC Hard Disk (if applicable) or other
networked storage device.
Stream Pandora and Rhapsody Internet Radio through Squeezenet
Audio file formats other than .MP3, .FLAC or .WAV
Squeezenet Features other than Pandora or Rhapsody
Navigation and playback of the ELAN music library from the Touch UI
Any feature not specifically noted as supported should be assumed to be unsupported.
Note: The Now Playing screen will always display transport controls, but transport controls are not
necessarily supported on all services (Pandora etc).
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1. Install the Squeezebox at the desired location, and pull power and Cat5 as needed.
2. Connect the Squeezebox electrically to the home network and then configure the Squeezebox. See
Squeezebox Configuration.
3. Integrate the Squeezebox into the g! system and test proper operation. This step is outlined in g!
Configuration Details.
4. Copy music files to the g! system controller and check music folder settings in the Configurator.
Adding the Squeezebox will create a source in the g! system, but it will not create an audio zone, which is
an important distinction, because only audio zones appear in the Viewer interface.
To get an audio zone in the viewer interface, you must add an Audio Zone Controller.
For whole house audio systems, this will be a device like the ELAN S8.6, for example. Refer to the
Integration Note for the zone controller you plan to use for more information.
To get a single listening zone, refer to the Single Zone Audio Integration Note for more information.
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The Squeezebox Touch is configured using its display based menu system.
ELAN strongly recommends using the hard-wired Ethernet connection to the Squeezebox instead of a
wireless connection.
Only configure one Squeezebox at a time. If you have multiple Squeezebox’s in an installation,
disconnect power to all but one, then configure that one. Once configuration of the first is complete,
power up the second, complete the second, and so forth.
Note: This process assumes you have a brand new Squeezebox Touch. If your unit is not brand new or
has been previously installed, some of the steps below will not be necessary.
1. Plug in the power cable: The device will boot, and you will be prompted for your language
2. You will then be prompted to set up your network. Select “Continue”.
3. Select the appropriate Region from the list.
4. At the prompt, select weather the unit will use Ethernet or a Wireless connection to the network
(Ethernet is strongly recommended). The Squeezebox will then connect to your network.
5. After the unit connects, you will be asked to register. Create a new account or log in to an
existing mysqueezebox.com account to proceed.
6. The unit will proceed to connect to mysqueezebox.com and prompt for approval to update
software. Allow the update to proceed to obtain the latest available firmware. Depending on the
Internet connection, it should take between 5 to 10 minutes to download the update, then an
additional minute to update the firmware on the unit. The unit will reboot.
7. When the Squeezebox restarts, you will be presented with the main menu.
8. From the main menu, select Settings->Home Menu, and enable the Switch Library option.
On the Media tab, right click MP3 Players and select “Add New MP3 Player”.
From the “Add New MP3 Player” Dialog, select “Logitech Squeezebox Touch” and click “OK”
On the Squeezebox, go to the Main Menu, Music Library, and select “Switch Library”.
Select the g! Controller from the list of available Libraries.
The IP Address and Port number fields in the Configurator will populate automatically when the
Squeezebox has established a connection.
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To setup Pandora or Rhapsody Internet Radio, you must first configure a Squeezebox account at
http://mysqueezebox.com (formerly http://squeezenetwork.com) and associate the Pandora and/or
Rhapsody service with the account. Rhapsody is a paid service, and may use existing credentials or
requires the creation of a new account. Pandora is a free service. See Logitech for full details.
1. Add Rhapsody to account
a. Open a browser on your computer and open www.mysqueezebox.com. Follow the links
on mysqueezebox.com to subscribe to Rhapsody, or paste in existing credentials.
b. Select and Note a email and password for the Rhapsody account as these will need to
be entered into the Rhapsody App on mysqueezebox.com
2. Add Rhapsody App to mysqueezebox.com
a. Click App Gallery and select Rhapsody
b. Click install App
Enter email and password for the Rhapsody account
3. Repeat steps 2&3 above for Pandora (if desired) to create an account and add the Pandora App.
4. Configure and test Rhapsody/Pandora music service in HomeLogic.
a. Enter email and password for mysqueezebox.com as the login credential
b. Cycle power to squeezebox and test control from g! interface.
The following issues have been observed when integrating Pandora via Squeezenet:
Skipping multiple tracks on a Pandora station can result in inconsistent station access and
Adding music to a Pandora station then selecting “More Results…” does not function as expected
however the behavior in g! is consistent with the behavior of the squeezebox standalone
The following issues have been observed when integrating Rhapsody via Squeezenet:
When accessing full artist lists only the first 200 artists will load however the behavior in g! is
consistent with the behavior of the squeezebox standalone operation.
Options for Instant Playlist appear and are non-functional. The issue is present in standalone
Squeezebox as well and is not a g! issue. No bad behavior has been observed but these options
are not functional.
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The following table provides settings used in the g! Configurator, when connecting to a Squeezebox. Please refer to the Configurator Reference Guide for
more details.
In the table below:
“<User Defined>”, etc.
Type in the desired name for the item.
“<Auto Detect>”, etc.
The system will auto detect this variable.
MP3 Players
<Audio Zone Controllers>
Variable Name
Device Type
IP Address
Audio Services
Login Name
Login Password
<User Defined> (Default: Logitech Squeezebox Touch)
Logitech Squeezebox Touch
<User Defined> (Not Required)
<Auto Detect>
<Auto Detect>
Rhapsody via SqueezeNet, Pandora via SqueezeNet, or SHOUTcasRight click to add a music service
<User Defined>
This is the SqueezeNetwork username (see note 3)
<User Defined>
This is the SqueezeNetwork password (see note 4)
Add an Audio Zone Controller: refer to the Integration Note for your particular zone controller. (See Note 2)
1. The default address is for the first MP3 player, for the second, and so on.
2. You must add an Audio Zone Controller to get a tab in the Viewer interface.
For standard whole-house audio zone controllers, refer to the Integration Note for the particular system.
For a single zone where the Squeezebox is connected to a basic amp, refer to the Single Zone Audio Integration Note.
3. The SqueezeNetwork username is an email address. Ensure you use the SqueezeNetwork (mysqueezebox.com) credentials.
4. This field is case sensitive
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1. Not completing proper programming of the Squeezebox. The Squeezebox should be configured
according to the instructions above.
2. Not adding an Audio Zone Controller to the system. Audio Zones appear in the Viewer interface: until
you add an Audio Zone, you will not see the Squeezebox in the Viewer interface. Use the Single
Zone Audio for a stand-alone audio zone where the Squeezebox is driving speakers with a standalone amplifier.
3. Not setting up the digital music. Music files are typically stored on the Controller. On a HomeBrick,
this will be in the C:\MUSIC folder. This folder can be accessed on the network at
\\hlgateway\music. On an HC12, The folder is \Hard Drive\Music, which can be accessed on the
network at \\HCxx\Music. Once files have been added to the folder, remember to check the settings
in Configurator under the Media tab (the Content tab in Version 4). Music can also be stored on a
Network Attached Storage or “NAS” drive. If this is the case, add the NAS drive as a Music Share
Folder in the Content tab.
4. Not scanning the Music Library. The controller must build a list of all of the music in the Library
before it can be seen in the Viewer. To create this list, the music shares must be scanned. From the
“Content” tab, select “Music Library Scan Options” and click the “Scan Share Now” button.
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