SONOS app - any solid alternatives?

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  1. deluxe

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    The SONOS app is great, and seems to be the best integration of NAS tunes/ streaming services within a single UI, but minimum entry to this platform is a Connect unit- ~$500

    Wondering if anyone knows of any alternatives? I don't particularly care about multi room, but multi-remotes and support for NAS/streaming services is a must.
     
  2. Radley

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    What are you streaming to? You can try Chromecast Audio for starters.
     
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    My ideal music system needs to stream from online plus play locally stored (NAS) files, to my main speaker system; all remote controlled via phone/tablet.

    So far SONOS is the only system that fits.. although I probably have to use chromecast for youtube music.
     
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    Chromecast + Plex Media Server (for local content) + Plex android/ios app
     
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    Logitech Media Server and the Logitech player boxes if you can find them on Ebay.
     
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    Yes I'd considered Plex, bu I really want a single app

    Hadn't heard of these before.. will look into it
     
  7. Copie

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    Plex is a single app. You only have the server portion on your NAS (rather then direct sharing) then you control everything via the phone app.
     
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    Does it support streaming audio services? I can't find any reference to that.
     
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    It will stream audio that is on your nas.

    As for spotify/tune in etc you just use their native apps to push to a chromecast audio.
     
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    Yeah cheers, that's what I thought. Really want it all in one app, so far only Sonos and Denon HEOS fit that bill.
     
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    There is an app for YT for Sonos. SonosTube or something.

    On a side note - just by any old Sonos Connect or ZP90 second hand - same unit, and they never last forever. I've never had a Sonos unit die in over 10 years of dealing with them. Well, there was one, but when someone leaves a unit outside in the rain...

    I've bought ZP100's for $100.

    Z...
     
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