Noob to Picroft, but have used Raspberry Pis for years. I cannot seem to get any of the music services to work. First I tried adding Pandora and it errored out stating I need Piano bar. So I attempted to install pianobar using command line syntax… sudo apt-get install pianobar
But that errored out with two 404 errors, stating this:
Picroft is very, very out of date. You’d have to update the OS to the latest release to get the package from apt, which introduces some other issues. I did this last year for two Picrofts and it was a whole ordeal.
From a supportability perspective, you’re better off standing up an OVOS headless instance using the Raspian image, but be aware the Pandora skill you’re looking at isn’t supported by the OVOS Common Play (OCP) they’re using. There’s an MVP Pandora skill available that I’m planning to update some time likely this weekend: GitHub - JarbasSkills/skill-pandora
Interesting, I hadn’t heard about Pandora! Do you have a link handy about the API restrictions? There are a number of open source projects available to hit Pandora’s APIs already - is it a restriction on using a single key/account for multiple users, or a restriction on using a voice frontend altogether?
Then I spoke this command: “Hey Mycroft, play heavy metal radio”
Picroft responded “Give me a moment to check for that. It sounds like you are trying to listen to some music, but you have not setup any music skills. Please go to market.mycoft.ai to install a new skill.”
OVOS was started by community members when mycroft focused on the mark2 and stopped reviewing PRs, at first we focused on companion software but eventually needed to become a full fork
with the recent mycroft’s demise that means that a drop in fully compatible replacement with years of extra development was available, made by long term community members involved in the original code base since it’s early days