I have found that I disliked the sonos simulated surrond sound so I went with a sonos connect. I have a better sound system but still have sonos. I just use my harmony remote to shut down the system.
It is a shame that I have to use other products to controll the Bose system properly. As I have a lifesystem 650 and a bunch of sound touch speakers this works for me. But with the amount of money I have given to Bose for all these speakers you would think that I would not have to use 3rd party producks to controll it.
Jan 15, 2018
I thought I'd also add my voice to wanting an Alarm wake feature. I'm a recent purchaser so I currently have the next 30 days to decide whether to return and switch to the SONOS system after here such positive comments on here about the system.
Please add the simple feature to the app.
Are you saying you can connect your LifeStyle system AND your SoundTouch speakers using the Sonos Connect Amp ? I would see how it would work if it was connected with the LifeStyle but don't see how you could connect multiple SoundTouch through wi-fi ?
I have been craving SoundCloud integration forever ... If you tell me you're using Sonos App through your mutiple wireless Bose Speakers, I might just spend that 500$ for the Sonos Connect instead of hoping for features that just aren't being implemented on the Bose system...
I have a lifestyle 650 that I have a sonos connect. Not the amp just the sonos connect. I use it for apple music but it will work for any thing that sonos will get. Ot is connected to the lifestyle with a optical cable. I can start that up and the use ths sonos app to control the sonos coonnect.
With the lifestlye set on digital media player i just use the soundtouch app to add other speakers in the house. I do have 4 other soundtoch speakers and can listen to sonos on all of them
I wish bose would realize that the customer should get what they ask for but I gave up waiting on them to do that. The bose system just sounds so much better than the sonos alone. I should not have to but 3rd party products to get what I want but if you like the bose system it is way to go. I am really happy with the 650 for the size of the speakers. So i was willing to get the other stuf to keep me happy. But I totally agree that this should just be a included option. maybe someday it will but i have been waiting for this stuff for a while.
I just put on sale all of my ST speakers and bought a bunch of play : 1's, a play : 5, a Sonos One and a Connect to plug on my lifestyle 535. This way I'll have best of both worlds I guess. An app that supports SoundCloud and the alarm clock feature, and I'll be keeping the sound quality of my Bose home theather.
Would have wished there was another way though ... Oh well, tired of waiting 🙂
Mar 16, 2017
this is of course very much dependent upon BOSE development team being able to actually deliver an AirPlay2 implementation free from bugs and defects.
How about BOSE use this as an opportunity to set up a proper BETA testing programme? I'm not expecting you to release code to end users before you do a degree of testing, but surely it would be a good idea that once you get to RC (Release Candidate) stage of development you deploy to a group of willing volunteers who will be prepared for glitches and upsets, and actually help the end user experience and reduce the overall number of complaints.
I used to be a Beta tester for SONOS before I made the jump to BOSE.