Orange Squeeze is a fast, friendly remote control for your Logitech Squeezebox family of devices. It runs on nearly all Android devices and you can purchase Orange Squeeze on either Google Play, SlideME, or AndroidPIT for only $4.99 (international prices vary).
Enjoy fast browsing, available immediately with no waiting for scans or database synchronization. Full search capabilities coupled with an intuitive and fast interface make listening to music on your Squeezeboxen fun and convenient. Advanced artwork caching heuristics make for a smooth, seamless experience.
New features in 2.0 include:
- New UI based on the Android action bar and navigation drawer patterns.
- Grid mode for tablet-class devices. This was a long time coming, because we wanted the artwork loading to be fast and seamless on a wide variety of devices. It’s working well on most devices that we are aware of.
- New artist artwork generation technique – it uses a more traditional grid instead of the overlapping cards model in the past.
- The current playlist view is updated to include some nice gestures, such as swipe-to-remove and also long-press to reorder. Overall the current playlist view is faster and more robust than before.
- Orange Squeeze will now broadcast track and player metadata, allowing consumption of track and player metadata by third-party apps.
- New track download backend that works around some issues with the previous one based on the Android download manager. Truth be told, this isn’t an area that we will be focusing on, but we do want it working well enough for everyone so you can get the job done. Spit and polish for this feature will have to take a backseat to most other issues.
- Browse fixes so that lots of plugins that weren’t working, now do. Examples include Lyrics plugin, album review, more advanced Album Artwork plugins, etc. Expect some additional improvements to browsing as well.
- Improved media key button handling. There is more to come on this front, as additional options are added.
- Improved support for Michael Herger’s “Music and Artist Information” plugin. In particular, picture lists are now displayed with captions and can be viewed full-size.
Fully integrated and tested with Pandora, Mog, Spotify, Rhapsody, and other online services available on your Squeezebox.
- Helpful user interface that introduces you to advanced features progressively.
- Drag and drop playlist and menu management for easy customization
- Automatically mute or pause players when a phone call is received, and optionally unmute them after you hang up.
- Use your phone’s volume keys to control your player volume.
- Works with password-protected servers.
- Control device audio synchronization so that you can enjoy music or other content throughout your home.
- Integrates cleanly and easily with the SqueezePlayer app (separate purchase required) to turn your Android device into a full-fledged music player connected to your Logitech Media Server.
Tested in-house on the Google Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 (2012). Supported on all Android devices running 2.2 and higher.