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What’s with the removal of this service. I’ve bought 2 extra speakers for that sole purpose.
Have I misunderstood?
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Best answer by nik9669a 14 July 2019, 22:23

If it’s this one: https://en.community.sonos.com/announcements-228985/upcoming-changes-to-on-this-iphone-or-ipad-playback-6826585 then you’ve not misunderstood.

But there are several solutions available. It’s only the option to play music stored on your iPod that’s going. You can still use the iPad as a controller, and play music stored elsewhere, such as a Mac or pc.
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what message have you received?
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When I go to play music from my library on my iPad I get a message saying I will no longer be able to Play music this way soon.
i cannot remember the exact message but will try to get it to pop up again. I’ve turned off auto updates to try to stop it
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This feature will soon be removed from the Sonos app.
Reads as if I will need a music streaming service which I don’t want or need
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If it’s this one: https://en.community.sonos.com/announcements-228985/upcoming-changes-to-on-this-iphone-or-ipad-playback-6826585 then you’ve not misunderstood.

But there are several solutions available. It’s only the option to play music stored on your iPod that’s going. You can still use the iPad as a controller, and play music stored elsewhere, such as a Mac or pc.
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But for those of us with a large music library, and lots of playlists, we can no longer play those playlists. I've tried repeatedly to import them into Sonos. No luck. even though I have access to the music in my library, there's no credible way to manage and play them in the way I listen to them. the "On this iPhone" was a hugely helpful workaround, I have no idea why they are discontinuing the feature but if it's as Joanna07 says below it's for cynical reasons and that's a huge bummer.
This feature will soon be removed from the Sonos app.
Reads as if I will need a music streaming service which I don’t want or need
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In the other thread, which now runs to 23 pages, there are several options that have been offered up by other Sonos users, which have been discussed at length.

The bottom line is that the play from this device is ending for iPhone and iPad.

There are alternative ways to play your music. They won’t suit everyone. But one or other of the solutions will suit most Sonos owners.
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I have no Mac or PC. I bought this 4 speaker system for this very reason....to play music from my iPad music library around the house.
It will become virtually useless to me. I refuse to pay for a music streaming service I don’t need.
It’s a big let down
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I don’t wish to sound unsympathetic, but will just refer you again to the other thread, and suggest a free Google Play Music account might be your solution.

Good luck, and goodbye.
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What players do you have?
Play on this device was removed as Apple airplay is now supported.

Unfortunately, only newer Sonos players suppprr. airplay.
Sonos messaging of the solutions on this could be better. I'm still trying to find the best solution. Apple Airplay is not an option for many people, including me, since very few speakers are supported. Ridiculous. And the instructions are terrible.

The laptop solution seemed viable at first until I turned off my laptop and then turned it back on. My music library doesn't seem to be recognized anymore on my ipad. The songs are there but they won't play (laptop is on with sonos opened). Help. Got it going again but it's spotty. I'll keep trying. The problem here is that while you can use your ipad/iPhone app, your laptop has to be turned on....?

If that doesn't work, I'll try Google Play next... Verizon gave me a free Android device when I signed up. I'll be back to say what is wrong with that solution...

Such a bummer. "On this ipad" worked great for me. It's really annoying to have to spend so much time on this.
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You wouldn't even need hardware running Android to make Google Play Music work. Once you've uploaded your music to Google Play, you can control your system just as well with the Sonos iPhone or iPad app.
The laptop solution seems to work and has some added benefits of not having to store music on your device and having it accessible with all devices. Google Play seems like a good solution as well, with those same benefits.
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@joanna07 You own a Beam that is Airplay capable. This could (at least partly) be a solution for you: sounds from the Beam can be played on other Sonos devices that are not Airplat capable, when grouped with the Beam

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