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SONOS SUPPORT AND DLNA/UPNP SUPPORT


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Hi, I have several smart speakers in the house including Sonos, Alexa and only one Chromecast device. I think Sonos and DLNA/UpNp is necessary if you want the app to remain viable in the short to medium term for those people who like to use other apps than the stock Sonos/Alexa apps (which are dire for music playback)

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@Jon Kingsbury DNLA “casting” is a planned feature, but no deadline set. DNLA blocker is that straightforward support for it will require doubling Poweramp APK size (+10mb) for the feature which I guess will be used by few percents of users (good if by 1%). Poweramp recently moved to Play bundles which allows “feature” download, so main APK may stay small and additional features are downloaded as needed, but there is still an issue for website (uni) builds.

As for Sonos, there is no open APIs to cast on it. May be AirPlay solution will work for it - AirPlay implementations, independent from Apply, do exist and can be integrated into Poweramp. Some open source Sonos casting libraries exist, but I guess it will be very hard to support this long term.

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I can't speak for anyone else but if DLNA were some sort of plugin or optional install I wouldn't be mad. This is my default player and I've auditioned most of them and they pale in comparison. The only reason they are not on my Fiio players is that I can't figure out how to get it on them. Keep up the good work, ANY improvements would be greatly appreciated.

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On 2/22/2022 at 5:42 AM, maxmp said:

@Jon Kingsbury DNLA “casting” is a planned feature, but no deadline set. DNLA blocker is that straightforward support for it will require doubling Poweramp APK size (+10mb) for the feature which I guess will be used by few percents of users (good if by 1%). Poweramp recently moved to Play bundles which allows “feature” download, so main APK may stay small and additional features are downloaded as needed, but there is still an issue for website (uni) builds.

As for Sonos, there is no open APIs to cast on it. May be AirPlay solution will work for it - AirPlay implementations, independent from Apply, do exist and can be integrated into Poweramp. Some open source Sonos casting libraries exist, but I guess it will be very hard to support this long term.

 

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@MKRedding PA can be installed on FiiO players, but unless you have set up access to the Google Play Store you would need to install it via an APK file downloaded from here on the website, and use a website-purchased licence. 

And yes, plugin support for different output methods does seem the ideal way to go without over-bloating the core app with features that only a tiny percentage of users will require.

Andre

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