As a follow up to my snotty remark about Windows Media Player and IE in my prior post, I found Grant McCracken singing the same tune when trying to access the Sony “Connect” music web site with Firefox.
I find this a lot with music players at AccuRadio, RadioIO, and other places. Xfm Manchester uses an integrated music player, so I can’t stream it through my music server, but at least I can play it in Firefox.
The one that really chaps my shorts is Blue Note Records, the label to which most of my favorite jazz artists are signed. When I try to log on to their radio station, here’s the error message I get:
Unknown O/S Installed. You need Windows 95 or greater
You need Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0 or greater Upgrade here
My response to that? Bite me. I’m not listening to your artists as much as I would if you had a cross-platform radio station. Your loss, more so than mine.