They're getting there though. Alexa integration here shortly. Airplay 2 chip baked into the new products. I'm thinking once they get those things running smooth, Google Cast is next on the list. Makes sense to me! Bluesound's future lies as a destination for music (and a manager of sources).sticknpuck wrote: ↑Wed Aug 22, 2018 2:43 pmAny update on this? Seems a couple of integral services are missing from the Bluesound streaming offering. I really want to continue to purchase BS products but not being able to get integration with some major music services makes me wondering how they will be able to stay relevant.
I was thinking about it today and I just don't think I'm going to have local hi-res files for many more years. In 10 years time, playing those lossless files will be like dusting off a CD or cassette. In fact, let's be honest - that is almost how it is for me most days. In fact, voice control of music with intelligent recognition of genre, tempo, mood, similar artists...etc will be where it is at. I'd love to be able to say, play some music to cheer me up/calm me down/to dance to/to wake me up/for my run, or play me some artists similar to Radio Head that I've never heard before... or play me a sample of the top 5 performances of Beethoven's 5th Symphony
Google has a useful voice assistant which you can have conversation with (I use it for my shopping list). This would provide a foundation to browse artists and music using voice/natural language. But I'm not sure Bluesound will have the resources needed (or the market penetration to create the demand) to develop much more than basic integration given they are not a content manager of music. So as long they can function as a high quality destination and work towards integrating various sources, I'm happy