Which streaming devices support Pandora (remember them?), Spotify, and Tidal?

jdjohnjdjohn Posts: 999
Available streaming services vary between manufacturers of network streamers. It is almost to the point where Tidal is the only option, but some makers do still offer Spotify suport. Pandora seems to have fallen off most radars.

Is there a streaming device that still supports all three platforms? I still have a few networked Logitech SBTs that can do this, but technology has changed...
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    The BlueSound Node and Cambridge streamers will streaming from your phone to the player.
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  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 3,559
    Yeah. The CA will natively support tidal and Spotify, but you have to cast Pandora from your phone.
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  • NightfallNightfall Posts: 8,435
    I feel like the only person that still uses Pandora. I use it in my car along side Google Maps while delivering 40 hours a week because it's the only streaming app that isn't constantly closing down in the background while Google Maps is up. Spotify has to reload the entire app every time I put my phone to sleep and come back out to the car and unlock it, Pandora stays exactly where I paused the song. Plus it's nice to be able to just pick a band and hear music that's in the same genre all day without having to mess with it. Spotify seems to eventually stray too far.
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  • Mikey081057Mikey081057 Posts: 6,630
    Cocktail Audio will do Tidal and Spotify but you will have to bluetooth the Pandora.
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  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 3,559
    Nightfall, it’s You and @jdjohn. The last two subscribers 😝
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  • jdjohnjdjohn Posts: 999
    My wife pays for it :p

    My only gripe with Pandora is that you inevitably hear the same songs every time on a station...like they never add anything different. And after a really long play period, it seems to run out of songs related to a station's identity, and then picks other songs that don't quite fit the genre.
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  • verbverb Posts: 7,911
    joecoulson wrote: »
    Nightfall, it’s You and @jdjohn. The last two subscribers 😝

    I was 3rd from the last, although it was the free version. :smile: Since I have Tidal now, never even look at Pandora anymore.
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  • jdjohnjdjohn Posts: 999
    Ok, the Nativ Vita actually does all three...plus a whole lot more.
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  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 3,559
    Lol! “I’ve found one!” ;)
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  • KexKex Posts: 3,582
    edited August 1
    Apple TV will natively stream Pandora & Tidal. However, for Spotify it will require a third party App called Player for Spotify ($9.99 and it doesn’t have good reviews).

    Otherwise, you can also use any connected audio output and play Spotify from the app using an iPhone, iPad, iPod or even a Mac/MacBook on the same WiFi network. That would include any AppleTV’s connected to your preferred home audio system(s).

    Audio output options are shown in the Control Center as shown below (Swipe down from the top of the screen on iPhones or iPads with FaceID, or swipe up from the bottom of the screen on iPhones with TouchID or older). Any number of audio outputs can be selected (multi-room) simultaneously over WiFi. Bluetooth is not required so the distance limits of Bluetooth do not apply.

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  • steveinazsteveinaz Posts: 19,053
    Bluesound has NOT struck a deal with Pandora yet.
  • jdjohnjdjohn Posts: 999
    I ended up acquiring a Nativ Vita from our fellow forum member @ZLTFUL It does not have a DAC incorporated, so I run mine out via USB into a PS Audio Stellar Gain Cell DAC/pre. It supports Spotify, Tidal, Pandora, and lots of other music services including Amazon. So far, I have only used Spotify and Pandora in that regard. The unit I got also has 1TB of internal SSD storage, which can be expanded up to 10TB. Of course it also handles NAS. The Vita supports up to DSD256 and up to 32bit/384kHz. [FWIW: I had to use USB into the PSA in order to get DSD playback. Coax on the PSA DAC doesn't support DSD.]

    The Nativ Vita is a beautiful piece of kit, and sounds wonderful to my ears in my setup. I'll be honest and say it is a bit overwhelming with all the options available, and sometimes hard to decide what to play! I also have to say that although the 11.6" touchscreen is beautiful and hi-res, this means that the icons and touchpoints are a bit small and sometimes difficult to hit just right with some parts of the interface, but it does have a remote. Their smartphone app needs some work, but using Spotify on a phone or tablet, you can select the Vita as the playback device, and control as normal.

    This is like a Logitech SqueezeBox Touch that is all grown-up (sans internal DAC). I'd like to a do a real A/B comparison between the Vita and the SBT, but getting a true comparison (with same cables/inputs/outputs) would be prohibitively difficult, mainly due to access on the bottom of the Vita.
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