Problems with Sonos : Milano Lounge not available on Sonos and Tunein

Dear listeners,

some of you reported problems when trying to listen to Milano Lounge with a Sonos device via Tunein.

The funny thing is that the issue appears randomly on some connections only: for instance, one listener can listen from the office, but not from home.

Sonos informed me that the issue was due to Tunein. Tunein informed me that – from their side – everything seemed to work smoothly and they encountered no issues when checking.

Personally, I believe that this strange behaviour is due to the blocking by Tunein of some IPs in different geographical areas (Geo-Blocking), as Milano Lounge is authorized for Italy only.

This was done because Tunein lost a lawsuit with Warner and Sony, which took the app to London court for copyright violation.

To broadcast worldwide I should buy licenses from every Country of the world where I intend to broadcast…… With the same amount of money, I would rather buy a new flat.

Anyway, there might be some solutions to have Milano Lounge back.

By the way, thank you to all of you who listened to our Milano Lounge playlist on Spotify while unable to listen to the live station. Some of you told me the playlist was nice, but not like the real radio, which makes me very proud and proves my point that some human beings are still better in selecting music than the A.I. (Artificial Intelligence) of the computers.

When I say that Milano Lounge comes from my heart, I really mean it, it’s not a slogan! And, I am very proud to have such attentive listeners, caring for the station.

WORKAROUND FOR SONOS + TUNEIN ISSUES

  1. turn off your Sonos device, and unplug it for 1 minute
  2. turn off your WIFI Modem, and unplug it for 1 minute
  3. re-plug your WIFI Modem and turn it on
  4. when you have full Internet connection, re-plug your Sonos and turn it on
  5. Add Milano Lounge manually to Tunein

Suggestions from Sonos support website:

https://support.sonos.com/s/article/260?language=en_US

IP addresses of Milano Lounge are:

Love

Roberto

Can't listen to Milano Lounge with Sonos and Tunein? Read this article
Can’t listen to Milano Lounge with Sonos and Tunein? Read this article

 

New server and new stream for Milano Lounge

IMPORTANT UPDATE 10 March 2021

Unfortunately, a big fire destroyed an OVH data center in Strasbourg (France), including the new server.

Milano Lounge is on fire....... Literally
Milano Lounge is on fire……. Literally

 

Luckily, nobody was injured or killed, but the station was OFF. In a hurry, I had to set up a NEW-NEW SERVER (Oh no, not again!!!) with a different company and notify all apps and platforms of our new streaming address.

The new-new server has been set up THANKS TO THE GENEROSITY OF OUR LISTENERS, who made donations to help us.

I am so grateful for your donations, your words of encouragement, your worries that you couldn’t find the station anymore…..

Thank you again and keep listening to Milano Lounge to the NEW-NEW SERVER at this address:

https://centova.wlservices.org:4003/stream

Like a Phoenix, Milano Lounge rises again from ashes!

That means REBIRTH

With Love,

Roberto

 

If possible, please help with a donation, thank you
If possible, please help with a donation, thank you

 

P.S. If you hear my voice on the radio telling you to visit milanoloungeradio.com , it means that you are not connected to the NEW-NEW SERVER 🙂

 

Milano Lounge Radio rises from ashes : REBIRTH --- Photo: WikiMedia Commons
Milano Lounge Radio rises from ashes : REBIRTH — Photo: WikiMedia Commons

 

Milano Lounge has moved to a new SSL stream, with a new powerful server and lots of room to accommodate all of our listeners….. and you are so many!!!

Yet, I hope that the audience can still grow in the future: the new server has the capacity to accommodate 1,000 simultaneous listeners. At the moment, there are between 400-500 listeners connected, so we are only at 50% capacity……..

Imagine: It’s like having a big room with 1,000 people inside, only that this room is online, which has become even more important after the Covid-19 problems.

We can virtually meet in a safe environment together, thanks to the music!

I’m very grateful that listeners of Milano Lounge are creating a real community online: you are so attentive and I love when you send me messages, pics or videos of you or your family/friends listening to Milano Lounge.

Also, thank you for your donations via PayPal and for your suggestions, many of which I implemented on the radio channel, although I can’t not reveal my “secret formula” for obvious reasons….

Ahahaha there is no secret formula, I am only putting my heart into it, just like you!

Love,

Roberto

 

HOW TO LISTEN TO MILANO LOUNGE NEW SERVER (Short guide as at 30 Dec 20)

Last updated on: 15th March 2021

Dear listeners,

many of you have contacted me because, after I moved Milano Lounge to the new server, they couldn’t find the station anymore.

Thanks for all your enquiries.

Here you can find some easy solutions to continue to listen to Milano Lounge.

  1. DIRECT LINK TO THE NEW SERVER
  2. https://centova.wlservices.org:4003/stream
  3. Works with all devices

  1. TUNEIN APP
  2. Already updated to the NEW SERVER
  3. Download from Play Store (Android) or Apple Store (iOS)
  4. Free versions add pre-roll annoying advertising before connecting to the station

  1. ONLINERADIOBOX
  2. Already updated to the NEW SERVER
  3. Download from Play Store (Android) or Apple Store (iOS)

  1. FM-WORLD
  2. Already updated to the NEW SERVER
  3. Download from Play Store (Android) or Apple Store (iOS)

  1. RADIO.NET APP
  2. NOT Updated to the NEW SERVER
  3. Download from Play Store (Android) or Apple Store (iOS)

 

other radio directories have been notified and they will (hopefully) change the stream address soon.

HOW TO KNOW IF YOU ARE STILL LISTENING TO THE OLD SERVERS?

IF you hear my voice telling you to visit milanoloungeradio.com,

SWITCH TO https://centova.wlservices.org:4003/stream

 

Live online streaming

 

 

Situation after the fire of 10 March 2021

Dear listeners,

after the fire that destroyed a datacenter in Strasbourg and put our station OFF, the situation looks really bad. Our provider still doesn’t know if/when the service will be restored. Apparently, it will take more than 7 days.

For this reason, I have moved the station to a new server (Oh no, not again!). The new server has a capacity for 2,500 simultaneous listeners (the previous one had 1,000) so, if no accidents happen, it will be more than enough for all our listeners.

This is the NEW STREAM ADDRESS for Milano Lounge:

https://centova.wlservices.org:4003/stream

If you want to listen to Milano Lounge with your favourite media player, please use these links:

Winamp, iTunes

Windows Media Player

Real Player

QuickTime

 

 

A big fire destroyed the servers of Milano Lounge Radio

Hello everybody,

unfortunately, last night a serious fire devastated the building that houses the OVH data centers in Strasbourg, on which the Milano Lounge Radio broadcast servers also depend.

last night a serious fire devastated the building that houses the OVH data centers, on which the Milano Lounge Radio broadcast servers also depend
last night a serious fire devastated the building that houses the OVH data centers, on which the Milano Lounge Radio broadcast servers also depend

For this reason, the radio is currently not reachable from any platform

I have activated a temporary link for listeners who want to continue to listen to Milano Lounge Radio: https://antares.dribbcast.com/proxy/milano?mp=/stream

If you want to make a donation to help rebuild, here’s the PayPal link: https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=DHFSFDPD6U56A

Support Milano Lounge, make a donation with PayPal
Support Milano Lounge, make a donation with PayPal

Thank you all for your help,

Roberto

A non-commercial radio model, against FM stations and social networks

Dear Listeners,

I can’t cope with social networks anymore. They are time consuming and I have decided to spend that time for selecting good music for you, instead of on social networks.

Plus, I do not like their commercial policy. This is completely the opposite of what I am. I think that advertising is killing also FM radios in Italy, with 20 minutes of ad every hour, not to mention that in the other 40 minutes you’ll listen only to the same songs sponsored by majors and useless blah blah blah of djs.

For me, advertising is also killing social networks, with an ad coming up every 2-3 posts, not to mention that i am now getting ads also on Whatsapp and Messenger. This is really too invasive, and this is not the way I would like the future world to be.

Milano Lounge is my personal radio station, created for the pleasure of sharing my favourite music with other people, and my idea is to do something completely different from FM radios.

At the moment, there are 1,115 tracks in the day rotation, with songs repeating every 3 days, always in a different order, plus 485 tracks in the night rotation, with songs repeating every 2 days (in different order).

It is not a financial empire or a corporation, and you donations are really helpful when I need to pay licenses and other monthly fees to keep the radio online. If you wish to make a donation, here is the link for PayPal:

https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=DHFSFDPD6U56A

Please let me know what you think, you can email me at musclerob@gmail.com

Thank you,

Roberto