Has there been any thought to offering a cloud-based service that would allow us to control a unit from anywhere? Having to be connected to the same subnet as the Sonos device creates problems in situations where the network being used by the Sonos device is not publicly available.
For instance, a hotel. The hotel could use a Connect device to play music in a restaurant or bar or lobby (or all of the above). You don't want guests to be able to try and connect to the Sonos and change the programming, so you put the Sonos on a private network (hard wired) that does not have a wireless connection in the public areas. In order for hotel staff to be able to change the music, playlist, etc. they would have to go to a PC that is probably not in the same area where the music is playing. This makes it very hard to hear what you are doing, how loud it is, etc. If they could use an app on their smart phone and login to a cloud account to control the device, they could make those changes where they could hear what is going on.
Any thoughts or suggestions?