Best answer by John BView original
I just purchased the Play:1 to listen to music without turning my TV on. I use a Mac mini as an HTPC for all my media I was hoping this device would be able to use my iTunes library from my iPhone however I soon realized that the music needs to be stored on the iPhone. What good is this if my only choices are to cherry pick songs to store on my Phone for playback or running the risk of using all my phones space to store over 50,000 songs just to use this device. I hope I'm missing something and the community is able to help because at this point the speaker is useless. Sorry if I'm coming off vexed I'm just irritated. I was hoping after hardwiring (ethernet) the speaker I assumed I was able to play from my iTunes iOS app or at best be able to play ALL my music from iTunes without using every bit of space on my phone. The speaker is beautiful and is well made. I want to like it but maybe Bluetooth is the better option. Thank you for help in advance.
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As an aside, if you were to subscribe to Apple Music, you could have Sonos access to your entire library in the iCloud. In addition, Google and Amazon offer cloud storage accessible via Sonos for free (Google), or free with Prime (Amazon). All three of these solutions would have gotten you what you wish from Sonos.
But you are not being condescending; for your purpose, I would have recommended a Bluetooth speaker even before your posted your dislike of Sonos. Sonos is not a single user, single device, play from apps type system. Not even close. It's strengths lie in multi-room, multi-source, synchronized audio, and that strength is not apparent from just buying a single speaker for a quick way to listen to music on a single speaker from a single device.