Author Topic: Medion closes FS-based internet radio portal  (Read 1307 times)

Dogmatix

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Medion closes FS-based internet radio portal
« on: 09:07:30 | 29 September, 2018 »
Medion have closed down their internet radio portal.

This affects all Frontier Silicon based Medion radios. Like some brands, Medion had a branded internet radio portal at which their radios could be registered. However, Medion have cancelled their contract with Frontier Silicon and closed their portal. Medion radios cannot be registered at the default Frontier website (wifiradio-frontier.com) which recognises the registration code as coming from a Medion radio and rejects it. It would seem likely that Medion radios will not get software updates, either.

Medion do not seem to think that the loss of functions is a problem for users. They say that few of their users used the portal and that it was uneconomic to maintain it. They point out that their radios are otherwise functional; stations can be searched for at the radio and saved as local presets.

Under these circumstances, Medion internet radios cannot be recommended.

Teltarif report (German): https://www.teltarif.de/medion-internetradio-wlan-radio-portal/news/72752.html
« Last Edit: 09:11:07 | 29 September, 2018 by Dogmatix »
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Re: Medion closes FS-based internet radio portal
« Reply #1 on: 10:29:12 | 29 September, 2018 »
If someone were to buy a new and unregistered Medion radio would they still be able to search for stations?
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Re: Medion closes FS-based internet radio portal
« Reply #2 on: 11:49:38 | 29 September, 2018 »
From what I have read, they would be able to search for stations on the radio and store them locally (as presets). The search is on the vTuner database; Frontier is not involved.
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