Teleconference app for Sonos
Is there a teleconference app for Sonos? There are microphones in some Play speakers but not in the Play:1 which instead could use the linked iPhone or Android device microphone, with all sound coming from the Sonos speaker. Could be a whole new business model for Sonos. Is this a good idea? Let me know if you want to use my idea (invention).
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That said, given the Linux roots to the Sonos firmware, it probably wouldn't be too hard to bring in a SIP client, then build a custom controller for the purpose of setting up and placing the phone calls. Of course, then you need to get into echo cancellation, and the fact that the microphone and speaker are just unidirectional, which doesn't do too well if the speaker is in the middle of a conference room table (the Play:1 might do better as a speaker, but it doesn't have a microphone).
Certainly an interesting idea... though I think you're the first to mention something like it, so I don't expect it's a popular one.
I suppose you could hook up a Play:5 Line-In connection with the headphone jack on a phone... that sorta keeps the phone on a leash, but might allow the audio of the call to go through the Sonos speaker. But then you're hitting a delay in the audio from the Line In connection, which makes phone calls a bit more fun (think TV satellite links where there's a delay between when the person in the studio stops talking and the remote person starts because they are still hearing the studio person talking).