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  1. #31
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    Quote Originally Posted by slartibartfast View Post
    The Alexa app is probably better than Sonos have at the moment and is working well for me.

    I agree about the security risk without a VPN. I just use Spotify when travelling.

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    Yes, I realize voice control is still (overall) in infancy, and I very much respect the fellow that is working on Alexa integration with LMS. LMS is still pretty stable for me, but when my existing hardware starts dying (I'm thinking more of Radios, vs. Classics), it's tough for me to replace.

    I consider two levels of users at my house:
    1) Audio quality as #1 priority (I'm this user) - so Transporter and app control is critical. Apple Music integration would be a "very nice to have".
    2) Family users - Apple Music/Amazon Music/voice control is high priority, Bluetooth and/or AirPlay streaming (yes, I realize LMS has a plugin, but it never worked well for me), as well as "standalone" hardware that doesn't require an app to use, i.e. a Squeezebox Radio.

    ^^^ Over the past few years, it is obvious to me that LMS can really only offer beta-type support for user group #2 above, and the hardware options are limited. Plex seems more robust, and in active development. If I could switch over to Plex full-time for user #1, I could satisfy group #2 by getting Echo devices or try the Apple HomePod.

  2. #32
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    Quote Originally Posted by castalla View Post
    Given the severe limitations that voice control solutions impose at the moment, your best bet is to invest 90 usd on a new amazon echo for your wife and kids.
    I already have 6 (!) Echo Dots I don't mind the Amazon ecosystem, but my wife and I already pay for Apple Music, so I'd rather have better support for that.

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