Music Library Dead End


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Maybe it's time to curtail the music library complaints and accept where the controller app is headed. 

My guess as to the near-future Sonos preferred customer implementation:

  1. A mobile device with bluetooth capability
  2. A streaming service on the mobile device
  3. A robust Sonos controller app on the device
  4. Sonos brand output devices (headphones or portable speakers)

There will be a steady roll out of improved and expanded capabilities of the app and the devices and the preferred customer will be a trend-motivated early adopter of the latest consumer tech gadgets who doesn't mind owning previously purchased products that have been discontinued and subsequently unsupported.

Just my guess.


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Then why would Sonos be rolling out fixes to the library queue and searching?  No company fixes stuff they intend on eliminating. 

Then why would Sonos be rolling out fixes to the library queue and searching?  No company fixes stuff they intend on eliminating. 

Because their hand has been forced by all the local library users who are complaining and all the negative publicity that has caused.

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Then why would Sonos be rolling out fixes to the library queue and searching?  No company fixes stuff they intend on eliminating. 

Because their hand has been forced by all the local library users who are complaining and all the negative publicity that has caused.

But local library playback had been present from day 1 of the new app (acknowledging that many have lost local libraries due to SMBv1 deprecation or other issues / bugs). They may have had their hand forced on local search, but local library playback was never removed. 
Aren’t you just using your Sonos speakers as alarm clocks, anyway ?

Then why would Sonos be rolling out fixes to the library queue and searching?  No company fixes stuff they intend on eliminating. 

Because their hand has been forced by all the local library users who are complaining and all the negative publicity that has caused.

 

My library has been there since day 1 also.  If anything was forced, it was the dropping of SMB v1  being forced by security obsessed posters who kept up a campaign to get rid of SMB v1 despite there never being a case of a Sonos system being corrupted due to SMB v1 security issues.  This is the reason why the vast majority of local libraries appeared to be removed, not any effort by Sonos to remove local library support.  So stop with the FUD, the evidence just doesn't support it.

Local library is available from the desktop controllers.

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