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upstatemike wrote:



OK then we know even less about what the first voice integration will include when it is finally released from beta so it makes even less sense to speculate on what might be included in the second one.



Dear Lord, you can twist anything into a negative. You know Sonos never reveals much about future functionality, why in hell would you expect that to change now, except as an excuse to complain?

And speaking of that, for a guy who was for years claiming the worst thing about Sonos is they do not let you freeze at an old version, you spend an inordinate amount of time whining about what is coming in the future, eh? Ever think Sonos just isn't for you mike?
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upstatemike wrote:



OK then we know even less about what the first voice integration will include when it is finally released from beta so it makes even less sense to speculate on what might be included in the second one.



Dear Lord, you can twist anything into a negative. You know Sonos never reveals much about future functionality, why in hell would you expect that to change now, except as an excuse to complain?

And speaking of that, for a guy who was for years claiming the worst thing about Sonos is they do not let you freeze at an old version, you spend an inordinate amount of time whining about what is coming in the future, eh? Ever think Sonos just isn't for you mike?



I suspect you may be right. Sonos probably isn't for me anymore, but it was once upon a time...
You've been saying that for years now, yet you will never leave . . . :8
Because deep down I really want it to all work out. Maybe if I can just hold on until Google integration is released it will all be all right again. Maybe.
Yeah, like you could ever be satisfied with anything? Admit it mike, you love to complain, and you are not satisfied unless you are unsatisfied. Just the fact you pine for Sonos to put it it back the way it was, while simultaneously whining about every update not giving you what you want, is proof of that.
harsh
upstatemike wrote:

harsh



But true. It is exactly what you do.
Do you like the circumstance too, that by the time we get Google Assistant integration we will loose Googles music streaming service? (Google Play Music gets replaced by Youtube Music by end of year, for which google just removed the plan to support Sonos.)
Has some tragic comedy..
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IFTTT works now, a bit..:-
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20lFWrBi6Qc

What do you mean "google removed the plan" ?
I thought the new YTM requires sonos to add it in as a service as well as google support..
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I expect the features of Google integration to at least match Alexa's features at a minimum, when it comes to music playback. Sonos and Google know very well what features customers are looking for, and since they are building this interface from scratch, have a good opportunity to do it right.

When it comes to local libraries though, I'm doubtful it will happen personally. Google is still in this to sell their music services, and allowing playback of local libraries doesn't sell anything. That said, it would be a feature Amazon doesn't have, and therefore push customers to use Google home integration instead Alexa. I don't know if it's going to be enough though. I would guess the number of customers using local libraries is small and dwindling, with no reason in sight for a resurgence.
melvimbe wrote:

I expect the features of Google integration to at least match Alexa's features at a minimum, when it comes to music playback. Sonos and Google know very well what features customers are looking for, and since they are building this interface from scratch, have a good opportunity to do it right.

When it comes to local libraries though, I'm doubtful it will happen personally. Google is still in this to sell their music services, and allowing playback of local libraries doesn't sell anything. That said, it would be a feature Amazon doesn't have, and therefore push customers to use Google home integration instead Alexa. I don't know if it's going to be enough though. I would guess the number of customers using local libraries is small and dwindling, with no reason in sight for a resurgence.



Some common complaints expressed about streaming music I have seen on other forums include:

"The service replaced the tracks I like with remastered or live versions I do not like"
"The service lost the rights to many of the songs in my carefully constructed playlist"
"The service provides no way to play rare and out-of-print songs I have collected over the years"

While I agree that local library use has shrunk I also believe there is a floor below which it will not go because folks with the concerns above while small in number will never fall to zero. Much the way vinyl never went away I think local music collections will persist to some degree. The question, as you point out, is whether personal content support is a feature that Google will use to differentiate themselves from other music services or whether media server apps will evolve into the mainstream to the point where they compete with streaming services as an alternative music source because Google and other steamers decide the personal music consumer is not worth pursuing.
Come on! Come on! Come on!

:D
jackflapb wrote:

Come on! Come on! Come on!

:D



Please, please me, woah yeah, like I please you?
melvimbe wrote:


When it comes to local libraries though, I'm doubtful it will happen personally. Google is still in this to sell their music services, and allowing playback of local libraries doesn't sell anything. That said, it would be a feature Amazon doesn't have, and therefore push customers to use Google home integration instead Alexa. I don't know if it's going to be enough though. I would guess the number of customers using local libraries is small and dwindling, with no reason in sight for a resurgence.



A feature of Amazon Music that’s often overlooked is AutoRip. I have bought many CDs which, for whatever reason, aren’t available on any service, but thanks to AutoRip show up in Amazon Music, including via Alexa. So, I don’t need to bother with ripping them to a local NAS.

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