iTunes multi room

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  1. teeth2k

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    Prob been asked before but here goes

    Will Apple ever make iTunes multi room (playing diff songs to diff rooms)

    OR would buying airport express and sonos base station allow me to do this ?
     
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    Right now there's no out-the-box way of making a single instance of iTunes send different streams to multi-zones.

    At a guess, Apple will have a view on whether the number of peeps who want this would warrant the additional complexity of set-up and use.
     
  3. teeth2k

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    Is there any PC software that will do this?
     
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    Depends what you are talking about. The industry standard UPnP/DLNA network streaming method has always supported multi-room/zone streaming. Just use a UPnP/DLNA server to look after your music files instead of (or even alongside) iTunes and one UPnP/DLNA streaming device per zone. Some UPnP/DLNA servers can import iTunes playlists, though this process is not usually automatic and will require 're-synching' if the lists in iTunes change.
     
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    iTunes Multiroom/Mulitzone would be a very nice touch that is high on my list. Even better, adding left/right channels for two Airplay speakers to work in stereo als would be great.

    I don't think setup should be much more complex. Create an Icon on the topbar where you can select your speakers/zones and where you can drag your playlist, etc...

    I love itunes, but there are definitely things to add...
     

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