Hello Bose admins,
I know we are getting close-ish to a publicly-available "Smart Home API" (or whatever it ends up being called). That means we will finally be able to integrate with third parties, i.e. Home Assistant.
With the recent speaker groups capability, and news of the near-future, I have chosen to invest fully in "Smart Home".
I have all of the following:
- Soundbar 700 w/ rear & bass module
- Home Speaker 500
- Home Speaker 300
- Portable Home Speaker
- Portable Home Speaker charging cradle
- UFS 20-II stands
In other words, I have purchased the entire product line.
A few pieces of the puzzle missing here that existed in the previous SoundTouch generation:
- Link Adapter
- Music Library Service (via Bose Music App)
I want to make my dumb speakers smart. I want to group these speakers together with my other "Smart Home" products. I want to be able to control these speakers and speaker groups via an API, so I can do cool things (i.e. Home Assistant).
I also want to be able to access my locally-stored media and play it on my speaker groups. It's a huge bummer that I have all these great songs that I can't listen to because the current generation doesn't support it (although previous generations do).
Are there plans to release a Link Adapter and/or Amp that is compatible with the new software line? How about Music Library (i.e. NAS/DLNA capability). If so, can you give any insight as to when we should be expecting these features?
Until then, I will not feel that my smart home audio setup is complete.
Thanks for the info, and continually making your products better.