Support Spotify Connect to allow users to use the Spotify app as the controller.



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I have found another de Mul quote which does not sound like good news: "We aren't going to do bespoke Spotify embeds into any system going forward," explains de Mul, perhaps spelling danger for the likes of Sonos in the future." http://www.pocket-lint.com/news/123276-spotify-connect-takes-on-airplay-dozens-of-speakers-to-support-new-streaming-option
Spotify obviously taking heat, for they have backed way off from their quote from above: http://techcrunch.com/2013/09/02/spotify-makes-its-biggest-hardware-play-yet-with-spotify-connect-synching-music-at-home-and-beyond/ "Update: Spotify says the quote is taken out of context, in that it cannot share future plans, not that it doesn’t have any at all. “We will continue to support and improve the Spotify experience on Sonos,” a spokesperson noted, once again not confirming any timescale or specifics."
I wish Sonos would start to build their Software the way their customers want it and not how they want their strategic blabla to be. But I guess they won't participate in Spotify's turnover when we listen through the Spotify App...
And just what is Sonos supposed to do that when their so called "partner" says the following?: "Pascal de Mul, global head of hardware partnerships at Spotify, told Techcrunch that there was "no plan to extend Connect to Sonos and no plan to continue to develop with Sonos" This looks to be one where you can't blame Sonos.
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I wish Sonos would start to build their Software the way their customers want it and not how they want their strategic blabla to be. But I guess they won't participate in Spotify's turnover when we listen through the Spotify App...
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".... let's hope that they will reply " dont hold your breath !
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absolutely agree. so what other service can be recommended in terms of music range, sound quality and sonos implementation?
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This Forum is called "Ask Sonos" .... let's hope that they will reply
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quote - "Pascal de Mul, global head of hardware partnerships at Spotify, told Techcrunch that there was "no plan to extend Connect to Sonos and no plan to continue to develop with Sonos" seems Spotify for one reason or other dont consider Sonos a partner any more. I guess I can forgot about any more Spotify features (radio, starring tracks) via my Sonos app :-(
the question then is what Sonos users value more - Sonos (and all that goes with that) or Spotify. If its Sonos then they'll ditch Spotify for something else and Spotify lose out. If its Sonos they'll keep their Spotify subscription, ditch Sonos kit and buy something from the other hardware providers. Sonos lose. Otherwise just continue with a poorly integrated Spotify service via the Sonos app but I dont think I can go much longer like that as the Spotify app continues to evolve where as the Sonos one is stuck in the digital stone-age.
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this sucks.
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Now that is a bummer ... guess I can still use Sponos from my Android device ... which is good, but sometimes halts after a few tracks .... but I would rather see an official integration
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quote - "Pascal de Mul, global head of hardware partnerships at Spotify, told Techcrunch that there was "no plan to extend Connect to Sonos and no plan to continue to develop with Sonos" seems Spotify for one reason or other dont consider Sonos a partner any more. I guess I can forgot about any more Spotify features (radio, starring tracks) via my Sonos app 😞
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Or why not write a Sonos App for Spotify to bring the additional Sonos functionality (zone control, etc.) to the Spotify App?
I have to agree with all the comments, using spotify on sonos is frustrating. It would be phenomenal if I could directly stream to my sonos from spotify apps (including the desktop application!).
Have been asking for this feature in other threads for ages. PLEASE allow us to use the Spotify app instead of the Sonos app. Spotify pure = music discovery heaven, Spotify on Sonos = frustration, no social support & missing features
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Read this report in a couple of places this morning, and I was wondering how this would affect Sonos... knowing anyway that the no 2 enhancement request (which is supposedly under consideration) is a better implementation of Spotify, including the Spotify Radio feature. Hopefully Spotify might have made their API easier - allowing Sonos to get on and do the connection.
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I just saw the news too. I bought my Sonos just a few weeks ago and would be bummed if you do not add the support. Please make it happen!