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Grace Digital ships Mondo Plus
« on: 00:19:39 | 21 June, 2017 »
Grace Digital posted this on their Facebook page:

Hi everyone, We received official approval from Google that we can ship!
We are now contacting UPS and USPS to pick up the units. As we have a large number of radios we expect them to be shipped out over two days; tomorrow and Thursday. (The warehouse does not place the units in the trucks in any particular order so we don’t know which radios will go on which day)
Few items of note:
1) Please wait till Thursday evening to check your UPS tracking number for status as sometimes it takes a day before tracking is updated.
2) We do not have Spotifiy connect approval yet but that does not stop us from shipping. It will be another 2 months before Spotify connect is approved. In the meantime, you can listen to Spotify premium music via Chromecast built-in (very similar functionality).
3) We are fine tuning our new Grace radio web portal for customers who want to add their own custom stations and podcast. The site will be up in 2 weeks. https://myradios.gracedigital.com/ will be the URL when live.
4) Multi-room audio for users who have more than 1 radio is implemented for Chromecast built-in audio. However, for other non Chromecast audio we are working on some bugs before we upgrade the radios.
5) Bluetooth functionality works as a receiver. We are working on an upgrade to add Bluetooth transmit as well but this will take a while.
6) Podcast - as advertised you can use any podcast service that you like via Chromecast built-in functionality. There are hundreds of podcast apps that support Chromecast. However, we have recently partnered with audiosear.ch to add ‘on radio’ podcast functionality. Its working OK but we are adding speed improvements and enhancements.
7) Grace radio stations - this is up and running but the 'local station' search functionality needs some fine tuning. All other search functions are working appropriately (search by station name, location, genre all work). The Local search function will be upgraded next week.
8) Amazon Music - we expect to have Amazon music added to our on radio service in about 3-4 months.
9) We have made multiple upgrades since the radios shipped from the factory, when you get your radio connected to your network the radio will require you to accept a software upgrade.
Please contact us directly at kickstarter@gracedigital.net for feedback.
Thanks again for your support. We are excited that we are shipping and look forward to your feedback as you get your radios and as we continue to make improvements and add features.
Regards,
The Grace Digital Team
myradios.gracedigital.com
MYRADIOS.GRACEDIGITAL.COM
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Re: Grace Digital ships Mondo Plus
« Reply #1 on: 01:44:06 | 21 June, 2017 »
Presumably availability is restricted to the US for the time being? I have no hopes of a European version anytime soon after the demise of Avox.

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Re: Grace Digital ships Mondo Plus
« Reply #2 on: 05:26:06 | 21 June, 2017 »
I know that they shipped worldwide the new radios that they sold on their Kickstarter campaign.  I've seen their stuff for sale in the past at Amazon.co.uk.  I have no idea whether they will have a regular European distributor.  Maybe @Greg will comment.
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Re: Grace Digital ships Mondo Plus
« Reply #3 on: 06:20:15 | 21 June, 2017 »
Greg Fadul responded to my e-mail:

Thanks.  We never supported Europe in the past because we didn't have Spotify and hence did not focus on it. But now we do.  We just shipped Mondo+ to Amazon UK and I anticipate they will be available in 60-90 days.   Amazon UK can ship across borders .  Over time we will gradually expand to Amazon Italy, Spain , Germany and France.

Thanks, Greg
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Re: Grace Digital ships Mondo Plus
« Reply #4 on: 16:38:07 | 24 July, 2017 »
The shipment to Amazon UK was delayed.  Long story, but probably another 90+ days until units are available directly from Grace on Amazon UK.

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Re: Grace Digital ships Mondo Plus
« Reply #5 on: 10:41:57 | 26 July, 2017 »
@Greg , do you know what the price will be in British pounds on amazon.uk?
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