I’d like to use HTTPS to securely communicate with my server instance over the internet. How can I do this?

Unfortunately this is not possible, as Orange Squeeze does not support SSL (e.g. HTTPS). For historical reasons, the app uses a custom HTTP protocol implementation, and it’s not as simple as just flipping a switch and allowing HTTPS. At this time there are no plans to support HTTPS directly within the app.

You can do something similar to this by using VPN software on your device to connect to your network and then Orange Squeeze can connect securely without using SSL itself.

My device physical media keys (pause, ffwd, etc) do not control the players.

On Android versions prior to 8.0, this should work again starting with version 2.3.5 of the app.

On Android versions 8.0 and higher, media keys will only work with the app in the foreground or for apps that actually play audio aloud. Starting with 2.4.0 beta, Orange Squeeze plays silence in order to try to convince the device that the app should be allowed to respond to media keys.

I’m having trouble with Spotify.

If at all possible, please use the Spotty app instead of the older 3rd-party Spotify app (the one with the orange icon). This is working much better with the current Spotify servers in our testing.

How does Orange Squeeze integrate with Google Assistant?

Starting with version 2.3.0, Orange Squeeze integrates into your phone’s Google Assistant like any other simple media player. This means that commands like pause, resume and next track will work when Orange Squeeze is open or an Orange Squeeze notification is showing.

“ok google pause”

“ok google resume”

“ok google next track”

The exact commands that will work are subject to interpretation and updates within Google Assistant, so experiment to find what works on your devices.

Orange Squeeze takes over the volume control for my device. Can I disable this?

Orange Squeeze doesn’t “take over” the volume control for your device. It contributes to it, very similar to how apps/systems like Chromecast handle remote device volume control. All of your other volume streams (Media, Ringtone, Alarms) are still there for you to choose from, but the operating system will decide on its own which one is active at any given time.

Starting in version 2.3.2 there is a preference in the “Advanced” section that allows you to disable the system volume control integration, if that is what you prefer.