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Logitech® UE Smart Radio

Portable Wi-Fi® Internet radio

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The Logitech UE Smart Radio puts the world of Internet music in a portable box you can carry from room to room, and its downloadable app gives you full control from your smartphone or tablet.

Logitech Smart Radio

Purchase limit of 5 per household

The Logitech UE Smart Radio puts the world of Internet music in a portable box you can carry from room to room, and its downloadable app gives you full control from your smartphone or tablet.

An endless supply of music from the web

The Smart Radio connects to your Wi-Fi or wired home network and lets you choose from thousands of Internet radio stations. You can also tap into popular online music services such as Pandora® Internet radio, Slacker, and more. Not enough? The system can also play the music you've stored on any computer on your home network — you'll run out of time before you run out of tunes.

Great sound from a portable system

The Smart Radio features a built-in mono speaker system with a separate woofer and tweeter, each driven by its own cool-running Class D amplifier. It all adds up to clear, detailed sound. You'll espcially appreciate that when you're streaming high-quality digital audio files, including FLAC, WAV, Ogg Vorbis, and Apple Lossless. The system's built-in rechargeable battery gives you up to 6 hours of truly portable playback.

Convenient app control

Logitech's Smart Radio Controller app turns your smartphone or tablet into a powerful remote, so you can sit back while queing up your tracks. This free app is available for iPhone®, iPad®, and Android™ smartphones and tablets. It lets you select Internet radio stations, control your online music services of choice, or select and play music stored on networked computers.

The system's 2-3/8" color screen displays song info, station IDs and other text clearly. It can also show screen savers, visualizers, and other graphics from your streaming sources. Six preset buttons let you quickly access your favorite Internet radio stations.

EASY to setup, listen, and enjoy! Can relax with a tablet and choose from an endless array of music, talk, and news. Changing stations is a breeze and setting up favorites is a snap.

johnlf, Long Island, NY

What's in the Box:

  • Network radio
  • AC power adapter (attached 5.5' DC cord)
  • 2-prong AC plug
  • 26" Stereo minijack cable
  • Setup Guide (En/Fr)
  • Important Information

Product Highlights:

  • limit 5 per household
  • plays music from the Internet and your home computer
  • connects to your Wi-Fi home network
    • compatible with 802.11b, 802.11g
  • Ethernet port for connection to a wired PC network
  • audio formats
    • supports playback of MP3, WMA, AAC, WAV, AIFF, FLAC, Ogg Vorbis, and Apple Lossless audio files
    • supports Internet audio streams in MP3, Ogg Vorbis, AAC and WMA formats
    • compatible with most major Internet music services, including Pandora Internet radio, Rhapsody, Spotify, and Slacker
  • 6 Internet radio station preset buttons
  • no AM/FM tuner
  • mono speaker system with 3/4" soft-dome tweeter and 3" long-throw woofer
  • Class D amplification with digital electronic crossover
  • minijack line-level audio input
  • minijack headphone output
  • 2-3/8" backlit color LCD display shows text and graphics
  • free downloadable Smart Radio Controller app for Apple or Android devices
  • alarm clock with individual settings for each day of the week
  • AC power adapter
  • built-in rechargeable battery lasts up to 6 hours
  • 8-11/16"W x 5-1/8"H x 5"D
  • warranty: 2 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
Computer requirements:
  • broadband Internet connection
  • works with Microsoft® Windows XP, Windows 7 and later
  • works with Mac® OS X 10.5 and later

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Smart Radio: Logitech UE Smart Radio combines the simplicity of radio with the power of the Internet. Turn it on, connect to your home's network, and instantly access thousands of free Internet radio stations from around the world; online services like Pandora and Spotify, or even the music stored on your computer. You will need to register for a free Logitech UE Smart Radio account in order to access your computer's music and listen to on-line music content.

Two-Way Speaker System: The Logitech UE Smart Radio features a 0.75" high-definition, soft-dome tweeter and a 3" high-power, long-throw woofer. The drivers are bi-amplified by class D amplifiers (10 watts total) with digital electronic crossovers.

Network Connection: The Smart Radio lets you connect to your home's network via a wired Ethernet or wireless WiFi (802.11b/g) connection. Once connected to your home's network, the Smart Radio can access music files stored on your computer, Internet Radio, and a variety of online music services.

Music File Playback from your Computer: The Smart Radio lets you access and playback music stored on your Windows or Mac computer. To play music from your Windows or Mac computer, you must first download and install the UE Music Library software from Then you can select My Music on the Smart Radio to browse and play a track. The Smart Radio supports playback of MP3, FLAC, WAV, AIFF, WMA, OGG Vorbis, AAC, and Apple Lossless music files. Your computer must meet the following requirements:

  • Windows: Windows XP, Vista, 7 (32-/64-bit), or 8
  • Mac: Mac OS X 1.5 to 10.8 or later

Radio Apps: The Logitech UE Smart Radio can access a wide variety of content through many different online services. You can select which music services you want to display on the Smart Radio. Click here to see all available online services.

Online Services Description
Featured Services Tunein: TuneIn lets you listen to music, sports, comedy and news from around the world. With over 70,000 stations and two million on-demand programs, TuneIn places the sounds of the world right within your grasp.
Pandora: Pandora is free, personalized radio that plays music and comedy you'll love. Just start with the name of one of your favorite artists, songs, comedians or composers and Pandora will create a custom station that plays similar tracks. Create up to 100 stations and easily switch between favorites.
MOG: MOG lets you search for any song, artist or album from a vast library of over 12 million songs and a million albums. You can browse New Releases, Editors' Picks, all your playlists and more. Tune in to your own custom radio, including artist-only stations. Hear your music at the highest streaming audio quality: 320 kbps.
Rhapsody: Rhapsody is a digital music service that lets you listen to whatever you want, wherever you are - without paying per track. And Rhapsody® membership plans start at less than the cost of a CD a month, so you can listen to as much music as you want without limits.
SiriusXM: Enjoy access to the unparalleled content of SiriusXM. Listen to over 130 channels of commercial-free music, your favorite sports, exclusive talk and entertainment. Not to mention comedy, news and more.
Spotify: Spotify is the award-winning music platform that provides you with on-demand access to millions of tracks in high-quality audio, everywhere you go. Whether you're searching for the hottest new releases or hits from the past, with Spotify your favorite track is just a click away. Smart Radio requires a premium Spotify account.
SHOUTcast: SHOUTcast Radio is the definitive directory of community and professionally programmed radio stations from around the world.
MP3tunes: Service Provider with a digital Music Locker delivering online storage and unlimited listening. Connects you with your favorite music, and uses your unique taste to find new music, people, and concerts you'll like.
CBS Radio: CBS Radio is one of the largest major-market radio operators in the United States, with stations covering news, sports, talk, rock, country, Top 40, classic hits, and urban formats, among others.
Slacker: The most personalized content available, featuring over 200 stations of music, ESPN Radio, ABC News, comedy and more.
More Services Absolute Radio UK, AccuRadio,, Live Music Archive, Radio io, Radionomy, Sky.FM, Soma FM
Note: Registration/subscription required for music services. Services subject to availability in your local area and may change.

Presets/Favorites: You can store up to six Internet Radio or Online Music Service stations as your "favorites" for quicker access from the unit's front-panel preset buttons (1-6).

Smart Radio Controller App: The free Smart Radio Controller app for Apple iOS and Android devices transforms your smartphone or tablet into a master music controller. More than just a remote, you get seamless navigation of your music services, radio stations and personal music collection. You can quickly access and control all the music for the Smart Radio including Internet radio, music services and your local music library. You are able to sign into and control music services such as SiriusXM, Pandora, Spotify, TuneIn, MOG and others; without launching additional apps. You can add radio stations, playlists, albums and more to your list of favorites; as well as view album art, artist, as well as track and album name.

Note: Compatible Apple iOS devices include - iPod touch, iPhone, iPad (running iOS 4.0 or later). Compatible Android devices - Android (2.2-up).

Auxiliary Input: The Logitech UE Smart Radio features a rear-panel 3.5mm input for connecting external audio source, such as your MP3 player.

Headphone Jack: The radio is equipped with a 3.5mm headphone output for connecting a set of stereo headphones for private listening. Connecting headphones will mute the unit's built-in speakers.

2.4" Color LCD: The 2.5" color screen displays track & station information, plus Album Art. An integrated ambient light sensor adjusts the display brightness according to your environment.

Digital Alarm Clock: The Smart Radio features a built-in digital alarm clock with sleep timer function. The unit will display Month, Date, Day and Time. You can configure multiple alarms by time, day/week, sound, and volume. The Smart Radio also lets you go to sleep listening to your music for predetermined amount of time. You can adjust the sleep timer from 15, 30, 60, 90, or 120 minutes.

Rechargeable Battery: The rechargeable battery provides up to 6 hours (varies with use, settings and environmental conditions) of playback and lets you take the music around your home, so you can enjoy an uninterrupted flow of music - from the bedroom to the backyard - anywhere around the house where you have a WiFi signal. The battery charges when the radio is connected to AC power. A full charge takes approximately 6 hours. You can use your radio while it's charging.

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