I’ve sold so many Sonos products, your willingness to just stop service(s), support devices and move on is really resembling a money machine and no longer a great company with great devices I want to sell my clients.
on this iPhone does suck... but it doesn’t, here’s why.
people who aren't familiar with your product can play their music hassle free, I have plenty of older clients that use this because the app isn’t friendly for them.
also, there are plenty of clients I have that have personal recordings, live sets and works in progress that they use this feature for, heres the rub.
I HATE “on this iPhone” it’s terrible, it’s been flawed and the blame is 80% ios and 20% Sonos.
I am glad to see it go.... for new products that support AirPlay,
good on ya’ glad that happened.
Older products though... this is kinda asinine, especially since some of these products were sold less then a year ago, more over are still being sold.
Thanks for creating problems for me, my fellow industry pro’s and out clients. This is STUPID!
I suggest a compromise alternative, remove “on this iPhone” from all AirPlay compatible devices, fine, it’s better anyway.
However, if you can’t add AirPlay to older devices then you should continue to support “on this iPhone” for older devices that don’t support AirPlay, obviously with the statement that there may be issues with ios and resolving them may take some time, the service maybe interrupted for however long it takes for resolving. Which could be never if apple makes it that way.
Also, give people time to be prepared, a year minimum but I think at least two, since people have and still are purchasing products that do not support AirPlay.
Not that I have any power, like all of US professionals, but you sound just like Google, destroy and profit.
If you discontinue “on this iphone” for devices that don’t support AirPlay, I will not be selling any of my clients new Sonos devices to replace them.
This abrupt stop is ridiculous and bad practice for people to have continued faith in your products.