Music Services: add Apple Music?

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    Hi Danny

    Apple's third-party integration model is AirPlay 2. They have no plans to develop an API for products such as Bluesound.

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    Erwin Lötscher

    Hi Tony
    In the meantime, however, something has changed at Apple in this matter. Maybe there is still hope that Apple Music "Music Service" for my NAD 368 with NAD MDC BluOS (not 2i) ?
    https://developer.apple.com/documentation/applemusicapi

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    Tony W. - Product Support Manager

    Hi Erwin

    Nothing has changed. The documentation you are reviewing is not for playback. Apple is only moving forward with an endpoint solution at this time. Thanks for your patience.

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    Jean-Baptiste TERPREAU

    Hello Bluesound!

    I am considering replacing my old Sonos Connect with a Node 2i. Seems to have plenty to love with the Node. 

    However, I don't understand why you state that it is not possible to support Apple Music Playback directly on the Node. It is possible on the Sonos. I find it practical to search for music and have the results of my Library and from apple music directly in the app.

    Thank you for your feedback

     

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  • Hi Jean-Baptiste

    Apple has chosen to use the Apple AirPlay model for supporting their service. If you have a NODE 2i, you have Apple Music using their App on their device but AirPlaying to your player.

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    marc.garcia.marti

    Tony, echoing what Jean-Baptiste said, I own a Heos compatible device and I can use Apple Music without the need of my Apple gear airplaying into the Marantz.
    Was that possible maybe in the past when these two services launched, and now is no longer allowed by Apple?

    Thanks

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  • I cannot speak for other companies and other organisations other than to suggest your receiver may already have contained the necessary hardware authorisation requirements of Apple which we had to include in the 2i line up.

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    Johan Coppieters

    Tony, I understand that you can't speak for other companies, but Sonos is just streaming Apple Music directly into their speakers. I don't suppose they do this via an illegal way, they are way too big for that, moreover, Apple explains it even on their support website how to add Apple Music to a Sonos device... So why not BlueSound?  For me this is a real deal breaker. I don't want an iPad streaming music via AirPlay to each speaker.

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