I just purchased a Node 2i recently, on the strength of the audio quality. The mobile control application suffers from some usability problems and the lack of support for Plex is mystifying.
The control app does not allow for drag and drop of items from the selection pane on the left to the play queue on the right - I have to select a menu icon and then add the item to the play queue from a list of options. Then, it adds it to the list either after the currently playing item or at the end: I now have to go to the play queue and select yet another menu icon to put the queue into edit mode, where I can rearrange where that song is in the play order and then close out of edit mode. This is cumbersome at best and is not a modern way of interacting with lists. There is no means of selecting multiple items from the selection pane, other than to have the software automatically add everything to the play queue. I work in software design professionally and I am very disappointed by the limitations of the app. In all honesty, this app feels like it is the first working code from a developer, who wanted to get the functionality working before moving on to usability features like drag and drop, automatically going into edit mode if I press a song in the play queue for a specified time, etc. My plan was to move to using my iPad as the sole interface to my collection, but I can't imagine spending hours screwing around with a clunky interface like this to create playlists and dynamically generate song lists.
As to Plex support, I am astonished that it is not present. I have seen requests for this from years ago. I am quite sure that anyone who would buy a Vault is not a possible Plex user, and vice-versa, so there is no conflict of interest between your products and Plex.
Another person requested the user not have to wait until your search for a network share fails before they are allowed to enter one - again, old request that has not been addressed. A simple checkbox for whether to not do an automated search would be appreciated.
I hope to see improvements in the software in the near term.
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