I love Roon but the one feature I miss from my squeezebox is the ability to navigate and play on demand radio such as iplayer.
I’ve searched several threads for a work around and have looked at the Roon API to see if there was a way to achieve this.
Durring my investigation I came across radioplayer. a non-profit partnership between the BBC and commercial radio. Their stated aim is to keep radio listening simple, particularly on things which are connected to the internet, like computers, smartphones, and tablets.
Currently expanding worldwide and including UK, Norway, Canada, Germany etc.
There is some information on their API here http://docs.api.radioplayer.org/index.html
And their main website is http://www.radioplayer.co.uk
I wonder if Roonlabs might consider an official integration?
Searching around a little more it looks like radioplayer have developed their own integration with sonos, chromecast and Amazon alexa so maybe they would be amenable to integrating with Roon.
From reading other threads I can see there was an attempt to work with tunein that fell apart because of licensing issues. I wonder if this might be an alternative way to deliver a wide selection of navigable radio with catch service etc?
Anyone else interested in this sort of enhancement?
Anyone at roonlabs considered if this is technically or commercially possible?