SETUP SQUEEZEBOX WITH SQUEEZELITE:
Setup the renderer in the Antipodes Control Panel of an Antipodes that is connected via USB to your DAC:
- Select the ‘Settings’ menu item
- Click on the ‘Squeezelite’ icon – this will open the screen shown below
- Select the correct output driver
- Select how your DAC likes to receive DSD ﬁles
- Leave the other settings at the default values
- Click on ‘Save Changes’.
Squeezebox Server is already installed on your Antipodes and is free to use. However the remote control applications for download to tablet and smartphone have a small charge. As with Roon, visit the relevant App Store for your tablet/smartphone and search on Squeezebox. We recommend iPeng for iPads and Orange Squeeze for Androids.
You can use your Desktop or Laptop computer to control what plays. To do this, open the Antipodes Control Panel and click on the ‘Apps’ menu item.
Click on the Squeezebox Server icon.
This will open the admin interface for Squeezebox Server in a new tab. This interface not only allows you to play music, but it also allows you to manage the setup of Squeezebox Server.
You get much better interfaces for playing music when using the tablet and smartphone apps, but it is useful to get to know the Squeezebox admin interface available on desktop and laptop, because of the large range of features included.
At the top right hand corner of the screen you will see the name you previously gave to the Squeezelite player, in this example ‘Antipodes_USB’. If the name does not show there click the downward arrow and select it from the displayed list.
The pane at the left of the screen, headed ‘Home’ is where you select the source of the music you want to play. You can select from ‘My Music’, ‘Radio’ or ‘My Apps’. The pane on the right hand side will display the music you have selected to play.
Here is a quick run through of the playback options.
‘My Music’ consists of music tracks stored on the Antipodes, on network-connected NAS drives, or on other shared devices in your home network. You have a wide range of selection choices available, from ‘Artists’ or ‘Albums’ to ‘Playlists’ that you have compiled and stored, and random mixes of tracks from your music library:
‘Radio’ gives you access to a wide range of streamed Internet radio stations from around the world
My Apps lists streaming services you have setup and are subscribed to, such as Tidal, Spotify, Pandora, Rhapsody, Qobuz, and Deezer. You need to have a ‘mysqueezebox.com’ login to register for some of these streaming services.
To play music you make your selection from one of the options in the left hand pane:
You then click on the play or the plus symbol to add the selection to a ‘playlist’ in the right hand pane:
The controls at the top of the ‘playlist’ pane allow you to play or pause the music.
To clear the ‘playlist’ pane click the cross icon at the bottom right of the screen.
You need to have a ‘mysqueezebox.com’ login to register for some of the streaming services in Squeezebox. As an example we will go through the steps to enable TIDAL streaming. Go to ‘Squeezebox Server Settings/Plugins’
and check that TIDAL is enabled. If it is not there, look under ‘Inactive Plugins’ or ‘Recommended 3rd Party Plugins’, tick the ‘Enabled’ box and then click ‘Apply’, to enable it.
Now go to Squeezebox Server/Settings/mysqueezebox.com, check that you have an account, or create a new one.
Log in to your mysqueezebox.com account, click the ‘App Gallery’ tab, select TIDAL and click ‘Install App’.
Click ‘Configure’ and enter your TIDAL credentials (email id and password).
Go to the Squeezebox Server screen, click ‘My Apps’ and you should find that TIDAL has been added to the list of apps.
Click the TIDAL icon to start using TIDAL.
At the bottom right hand side of the Squeezebox Server control screen is a Settings icon. Click on this to make various settings for Squeezelite and Squeezebox Server. When you click this icon a new window will open in your browser. Most of the settings have already been set to the commonly used options. However you may wish to make changes as you become familiar with Logitech Media Server and its options.
You click the different tabs to access various settings. We will only cover library scanning in this guide. The range of options available is too large to cover in this document.
This window allows you to set the folders in your Antipodes to be included in the Squeezebox library. And it allows you to force Squeezebox to scan for new additions. CDs ripped will be automatically added to the library, but files copied to the Antipodes require a scan before they are included in the Squeezebox library. Scanning options appear in the drop-down box at the bottom of the screen shown above.