My iTunes music listening scheme relies on play count being updated and Sonos didn’t support that so I wasn’t a Sonos user. But we got a Playbase as a sound bar for our TV and liked it a lot and enjoyed the streaming functionality.
Since Airplay 2 support - which would allow me to stream directly from iTunes like I do the Airplay speakers I had - came out, I decided to pick up a Sonos One to play with. Airplay directly from iTunes, and Sonos streaming capability - best of both worlds, right?
I set my shiny new Sonos One up today and…hit an unexpected snag.
If I would play music using iTunes to my computer speakers and using Airplay to also stream to the Sonos One at the same time - the play counts in my Smart Playlists would NOT be updated. However, if I started streaming to a second non-Sonos Airplay speaker (so, computer speakers, Sonos One and an additional Airplay speaker), the play counts WILL be updated.
So: Airplay to Sonos - no play count update. Airplay to Sonos + non-Sonos - play count update. This makes no sense. When using Airplay, the Sonos speaker should just be a dumb client being driven by iTunes which should update the play count.
Is this a bug in the Sonos Airplay implementation? Is there a setting somewhere I failed to set? I am new to the Sonos galaxy.
Any insight would be very welcome.