Sonos and Ipod Touch

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  1. 53Robbo

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    If you are using an Ipod Touch as a controller can the Sonos stream direct from the Touch ?

    ie if I had a 32GB Touch, would I then have a 32GB store of music ?
     
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    Not sure which way around you are thinking but the answer is no on both counts.

    Sonos can't stream music to the Ipod Touch i.e you cannot get Sonos to treat the Ipod as another ZP80/90/100/120 etc.

    Likewise Sonos cannot read music off the Ipod and play it through a ZP80/90.. etc.
     
  3. 53Robbo

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    I have read that you can use the Touch as a Sonos Controller.

    My query is - can the Sonos access the music on the Touch ? so that the Touch is both a controller and a storage device at the same time ?
     
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    He said it can't :p
     
  5. 53Robbo

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    I guess he did. Pity it can't though. That would tick all the boxes for me.

    Is there any other players or combinations that can do

    1. play off a network
    2. is driven from a handheld controller (with a lcd screen)
    3. can also work without a PC/NAS running

    The Duet can stream MP3's from an internet type 'locker'. Can the Sonos do this as well ?
     
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    Re your point 3. Sonos works with the Napster UK subscription service, so if you are prepared to pay £9.50 a month you have over 5 million songs on tap. And it supports Last.fm as well.
     
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    i think you will find that the nokia n series phones are dlna/ upnp certifiable and can stream music stored on the phone to any compatable device. the phone could also be used to control music held on a pc or nas which is being streamed to a compatible player.

    players that would be compatible using this sort of set up are roku soundbridge, the philips streamium product range and the netgear mp101. there may be a lot more but those are just that i know will definately work.

    the n series also now support streaming from a pc or nas to the phone itself.

    not sure what sort of software you would need on the phone to do this but i know it is available as i was reading about it just last night.

    so basically your original idea is more than doable but you would need an nseries phone (instead of a ipod touch) loaded with music streaming to a roku soundbridge or similar (may even work with the sonos). this is something i am interested in myself. i like the idea of loading up the nokia n97 (when it is released) with 48gb of mp3 and just using the phone to stream it all to players dotted around my flat. no nas no pc no nothing but the phone and the player. the only drawback is that the nokia doesnt support flac so it would have to be in mp3 but then again 48gb aint enough for my flac files.
     
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