I am building a home automation system using Samsung SmartThings, Philips Hue lights and just bought a 2 x Play 1's.
I was really hopeful that the introduction of Sonos would add a lot of value, but unfortunately I'm quite disappointed.
Whilst not the fault of Sonos as such; I (and many other people in the community) were hoping for a lot of power with what is considered basic functionality.
For example; whilst with SmartThings I can send a single song or Text to Speech (TTS) command to play to Sonos I can't:
1. Send a song/TTS and have Sonos resume a track that's currently playing
2. There is some basic ability to resume a song but at best it will start from the beginning; most of the time it starts playing back a totally different song
3. There is no ability to dynamically create a group outside of the Sonos app.
As I said; this isn't totally Sonos' fault; but there are a lot of people desperately hoping for the situation to improve.
From what I hear from Samsung, they are pulling a lot of the Sonos functionality from their product given the issues and given the lack of any form of open API from Sonos.
Does anyone know if Sonos have any plans to create an Open API or work with Samsung to get the required functionalities in place?