TheRoots.FM Tech

How to Listen to TheRoots.FM

Adding The Roots to Sonos

Here are the instructions to add The Roots CD quality "The Roots HD" stream to your Sonos system.

Sonos now has My Tuner/Radio built into your Sonos app. Just select My Tuner and search for "The Roots HD". Make sure you save it in "My Sonos" as a favorite. That is all there really is to it. If you listen to The Roots HD via your Sonos system while falling asleep as I do, please remember to set the Sonos Timer to shut off the player after an hour or two. This will save The Roots from paying for every song that plays all night long.

I am a Sonos expert so let me know if you have an issue

Looking for Tuner or Table Radio for The Roots

When The Roots went silent almost three years ago, the Apple and Google app stores delisted our apps. But if you kept your old apps, they now work again. We will have new mobile apps in a few months or so. But we do have three very good alternatives.

StreamS HiFi Radio in the Apple App store only is a very good option. I have been using this app for 6+ years. Completely compatible with Apple Car Play, also has a sleep timer. Offers other stations as well and more. The developer charges $5.00.

Receiver Radio is your radio app for IOS. This app already supports The Roots and it rocks. Works great with Apple Car Play and Apple Watch. The IOS version works very well. If you need a new Android app, this is the one for you.

My Tuner is a free app that is available almost everywhere for no charge. Including; Apple App Store, Google Play, Mac App Store, Amazon App Store and Samsung Galaxy Apps. Their directory includes links to streams from more than 200 countries. Search for “The Roots” to find and like us”. Mt Tuner is now included in Sonos, Roku TV & Apple TV. This is a very big deal. Make sure you select "The Roots HD" our new CD quality offering for in-home use. My Tuner also includes links to thousands of podcasts. Their list of the top 50 Podcasts in the USA is very useful to discover what people are listening to. COST IS FREE.

Logitech Media Server (LMS) and Squeezebox players can access to TheRoots.FM by using the Radio Now Playing plugin. Select Radio/Radio Now Playing/St Louis Classic Rock/The Roots and choose the aac (HD) or mp3 (SD) stream. You can then add it to your Favorites for easy access. The plugin collects the artist, title, year and the cover art for presentation on the players and controllers. Click here for the Announce Radio Now Playing plugin.

Grace Digital is the best place to find Internet Radios for home of office. We own most of the Graces radios and like them all very much. To add The Roots while doing their setup, search for “Our Musical Roots. ”

Mondo+ Classic is a nice combination of a WiFi speaker & Internet radio. Bluetooth & Chromecast built in.

Encore+ is a stereo radio & WiFi radio with Bluetooth, Chromecast, remote, alarm and Google assistant.

Grace also offers each of the above under Refurbished/Internet Radio for less money.

Grace also offers a number of HD broadcast radios. I own one and was not impressed.

On Amazon you will find a couple of older Grace Radios for less money. Check out the Grace Digital - GDI-SXTTR2. Ocean Digital offers an Internet and FM tuner for $114.99 that looks just like the tuner we could from Grace. www.