On Monday, February 5, 2018, Napster will stop working on Control4 systems unless all of the following have occurred:
- The system is running OS 2.9.1 or later
- The latest Napster driver (v79) has been installed
- The Napster patch has been applied
New Napster driver:
Since Control4 introduced Rhapsody (now Napster) in 2008, Rhapsody/Napster has continued to evolve their Application Programming Interface (API) to improve service stability, introduce new features, and deliver new security capabilities for their streaming music service. Over the years, Control4 has updated its Rhapsody/Napster drivers to utilize new elements of the API, but on February 5, 2018, Napster will deprecate some legacy elements in the API that will cause Napster to stop working on Control4 systems that utilize the legacy Napster driver and the Rhapserver process.
Control4 has now released an updated version of the Napster driver (v79) that no longer requires the legacy Napster API or the Rhapserver process, but the new driver requires OS 2.9.1 (or later) and an additional software patch. Over the next two months, customer systems must be updated to ensure that Napster continues to work.
If you are using Napster currently and need this update, please contact our office at 256-467-6314 to schedule a technician to upgrade your system.
If you do not wish to update the driver or your system OS 2.9.1 or later, we recommend that you allow us to delete the old Napster driver from the project and install a new streaming music driver (Pandora, Spotify, TuneIn, etc) or ShairBridge (allowing you to stream Napster or other music services from your iPhone, iPad, or Apple computer).