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Post 1 made on Tuesday April 23, 2019 at 18:37
mullsey
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I am looking for some recommendations on a network media player that can offer Crestron control with cover art and meta information on the panel.
Thanks for your recommendations
Post 2 made on Wednesday April 24, 2019 at 11:04
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Sonos
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Post 3 made on Wednesday April 24, 2019 at 11:06
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Autonomics
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Post 4 made on Wednesday April 24, 2019 at 12:07
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On April 24, 2019 at 11:04, kgossen said...
Sonos

NO!

NO NO NO NO NO NO NO!

NEVER USE SONOS wCrestron!

Sonos breaks things all the time and doesn't tell Crestron.

Currently the Sonos app on the XX60 is out of date and neither Crestron nor Sonos have an ETA on getting it released.
Post 5 made on Wednesday April 24, 2019 at 12:30
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On April 24, 2019 at 12:07, thecynic315 said...
NO!

NO NO NO NO NO NO NO!

NEVER USE SONOS wCrestron!

Sonos breaks things all the time and doesn't tell Crestron.

Currently the Sonos app on the XX60 is out of date and neither Crestron nor Sonos have an ETA on getting it released.

The only way I would use Sonos with Crestron is for it to be a non-controlled source and have the customers use their phones/tablets to control the Sonos player. Any other way you either get "Sonos broke the integration and now the TP won't connect" or you use the media player object and can only select the favorites stations stored within Sonos. I don't know what kind of "partnership" Crestron and Sonos has but it isn't one that benefits Crestron installers.

If you don't NEED AppleMusic then install a device that actually works with Crestron like Autonomics, Denon Heos, etc. If you need to use AppleMusic then do as I mentioned above and have Sonos as a source and control it using the Sonos App on your phone.
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Post 6 made on Wednesday April 24, 2019 at 13:52
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On April 24, 2019 at 12:30, SWOInstaller said...
The only way I would use Sonos with Crestron is for it to be a non-controlled source and have the customers use their phones/tablets to control the Sonos player. Any other way you either get "Sonos broke the integration and now the TP won't connect" or you use the media player object and can only select the favorites stations stored within Sonos. I don't know what kind of "partnership" Crestron and Sonos has but it isn't one that benefits Crestron installers.

If you don't NEED AppleMusic then install a device that actually works with Crestron like Autonomics, Denon Heos, etc. If you need to use AppleMusic then do as I mentioned above and have Sonos as a source and control it using the Sonos App on your phone.

Seeing as how Autonomic is an AirPlay device you can still use it for Apple Music
Post 7 made on Saturday May 11, 2019 at 15:45
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On April 24, 2019 at 11:04, kgossen said...
Sonos

+1. Remember though that Crestron only supports Sonos on the TSWs from 760 and up
Post 8 made on Sunday May 12, 2019 at 12:40
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On May 11, 2019 at 15:45, Gman said...
+1. Remember though that Crestron only supports Sonos on the TSWs from 760 and up

The 60 series has the native Sonos control built into it but it works on all panels. I have a number of them out there with zero issues. They've been running since the integration was available and all have worked flawlessly with zero customer complaints.
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Post 9 made on Monday May 13, 2019 at 11:05
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On April 24, 2019 at 13:52, thecynic315 said...
Seeing as how Autonomic is an AirPlay device you can still use it for Apple Music

Yes but if you want direct access to Apple Music without having your phone with you to select songs/playlists then you require Sonos.

When I go home my phone sits somewhere and I don't touch it for the rest of the night. If I want to listen to something I use Alexa or a touch panel to navigate.
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Post 10 made on Monday May 13, 2019 at 22:47
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Have you looked into ROON and the Nucleus?
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Post 11 made on Thursday May 16, 2019 at 12:42
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On May 12, 2019 at 12:40, kgossen said...
The 60 series has the native Sonos control built into it but it works on all panels. I have a number of them out there with zero issues. They've been running since the integration was available and all have worked flawlessly with zero customer complaints.

I was referring to the 560. I remember an email coming out that this panel wasn’t supported.
Post 12 made on Thursday May 16, 2019 at 16:17
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On May 13, 2019 at 11:05, SWOInstaller said...
Yes but if you want direct access to Apple Music without having your phone with you to select songs/playlists then you require Sonos.

When I go home my phone sits somewhere and I don't touch it for the rest of the night. If I want to listen to something I use Alexa or a touch panel to navigate.

You can leave your phone alone?

I...I didn't know that was possible.
Post 13 made on Friday May 17, 2019 at 12:12
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On May 16, 2019 at 16:17, thecynic315 said...
You can leave your phone alone?

I...I didn't know that was possible.

Absolutely,

If I come home and set my phone down somewhere it can stay there till I go to bed. I even turn my ringer off so I don't hear it and have the feeling of needing to get to it to read the email/text message or answer it.

I don't need to be connected 24/7, and it's nice to just be around people and not be looking into a screen all night or trying to have a conversation and them looking into their phone because the facebook/twitter/instagram post is more important.
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Post 14 made on Friday May 24, 2019 at 14:55
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Autonomics is our preferred choice. The other is Heos.
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