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Enjoy Apple Music on your Sonos speakers. Stream music selected from over 30 million tracks by artists, deejays and Apple Music experts. Have it installed by Digitalliving.com – The Sonos Pros

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Songs handpicked for you.

Get just about every song ever recorded—and the experts to recommend the right ones for you, based on what you already listen to and love. Plus, get the world’s best new music with Beats 1 – broadcasting from Los Angeles, New York and London – along with curated radio stations.

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Sonos has announced that Apple Music is now available on Sonos systems worldwide. Music fans worldwide will have access to Apple Music features like For You, New, Radio, and My Music, and will also be able to stream the entire Apple Music catalog through Sonos smart speakers tuned for great sound in every room of their homes.

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Apple Music on Sonos was tested by hundreds of thousands of listeners through a successful beta program that started in early December. To stream Apple Music on Sonos, customers simply select “Add Music Services” from any Sonos controller app, scroll down to the Apple Music icon, and login.
“The feedback from Apple Music members on Sonos during the beta period has been great,” said Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services. “Sonos plus Apple Music provides an amazing listening experience at home – and we’re excited to offer it to all Sonos customers starting tomorrow.”

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“This partnership has been an excellent example of two companies that truly care about music coming together to deliver a great listening experience,” said John MacFarlane, Sonos chief executive officer. “Working with Apple gives us the opportunity to share Apple Music throughout people’s homes in a way that’s easy, intuitive, and sounds great.”

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Apple Music is all the ways you love music, all in one place, with the expertise of world-class music experts who have programmed playlists for any moment. Curation is at the core of every element of Apple Music, from the handcrafted radio stations and Beats 1, to the suggestions in For You and top albums and songs in New. A Sonos station on Apple Music, curated by artists in collaboration with Sonos, is also launching tomorrow. New users can sign up for a free, three-month trial membership of Apple Music.

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Listen out loud, in the place you love most.

Sonos brings Apple Music home–with smart speakers you can control on a room-by-room basis from one simple app. Speakers you can tune for any room to make sure every one of those personal recommendations sounds amazing. Wherever you love to listen.

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Apple Music Coming To Sonos

Apple Music is Now Available on your Sonos speakers. Join the public beta program and stream music selected from over 30 million tracks by artists, deejays and Apple Music experts on your Sonos System.

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A public beta of Apple Music on Sonos is now available, allowing those who own Sonos wireless speakers to use them with Apple’s streaming music service for the first time since it launched in June.

 

Songs handpicked for you.

Get just about every song ever recorded—and the experts to recommend the right ones for you, based on what you already listen to and love. Plus, get the world’s best new music with Beats 1, broadcasting from Los Angeles, New York, and London, and listen to curated radio stations.

How to join the Sonos Apple Music beta program:
1. Open the Sonos app
2. Tap “Settings” then “Advanced Settings”
3. Tap “Beta Program”
4. Tap “Join the Beta Program”
5. Update your Sonos system*
6. Add Apple Music from the “Add Music Services” menu

*“Update Now” prompt may take up to 15 minutes to appear. Tap “Online Updates” in the Settings menu to update immediately.

Listen out loud, in the place you love most.

Sonos brings Apple Music home–with smart speakers you can control on a room-by-room basis from one simple app. Speakers you can tune for any room to make sure every one of those personal recommendations sounds amazing. Wherever you love to listen.

Digital Living Sonoma – Napa – Marin is an award winning Sonos Integrator in the San Francisco Bay area, providing whole house, whole property, and commercial Sonos installations. 877-415-4158

OnHub – Google

Nowe Meet OnHub, a new router from Google that’s built for all the ways you Wi-Fi.

As we rely on wifi more and more..Phones, tablets, and computers, TV boxes, home security systems, thermostats, coffeemakers, and home-automation products, need I continue?..the need for a solid wireless solution in the home is key.

One initial problem with OnHub is that for effectiveness, you will need to place this device in the center of your home. Now how many Xfinity or ATT techs install your gateway in the center of your house? Another limitation is that it only has one networking port.

Now, yahoo says, “That said, once you’ve got it set up, you should be happy with the results: This thing blasts Wi-Fi through your home like a fire hose on an anthill.”..and they say the setup is sinch.

Now, Google states it has 13 antennas inside, six each on the 2.4 and 5 gigahertz bands, and one that monitors the hotspot and constantly adjusts to give you the best range and speed. yeah, that’s a lot of internal antennas.

Both networks on both the 2.4GHz (802.11b/g/n) and 5GHz (802.11n/a/ac) frequency bands operate simultaneously. But both networks use the same SSID, and the router decides for you which network each client should use.

For most DIY, that is great, but if you need to troubleshoot wireless signal interference, the lack of advanced features may leave you frustrated.

Setup

Yep, just a phone or a tablet. Some reports state that when setting up via Apple iOS device, things aren’t so easy. The setup may be straight forward and Google does a good job of giving the end user useful information during the app setup, like informing you that your existing routers wireless will need to be turned off. Ok, that’s great!…how many of you know how to login to your gateway / router and disable the wireless? Right!

All Geek Talk Aside

The OnHub is also well positioned for the future. It’s got all kinds of stuff inside that hasn’t even been turned on yet, like Bluetooth and Zigbee (a common home-automation standard). There’s a USB jack that doesn’t do anything yet, too. Google also says it will constantly upgrade your router remotely…interesting. Can you hear an Echo

 

Source: OnHub – Google

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Denon and Control4 Partnership To Increase Smart Offerings

Two major players in the home theater and smart home market are joining forces to streamline integration among products, while increasing options for builders and integrators.

Control4 and Denon have been in the forefront of home theater – audio and smart home control for years and now they have entered a partnership to open Denon’s smart product line to Control4’s dealers, meaning builders can get all their automation and entertainment tech in one spot.

According to the press release, Denon has been involved in Control4’s Driver Certification Program, which aims to solve installation issues by simplifying integrations between devices.

Control 4 and Denon enter partnership to streamline integration.

Denon is not the only entertainment company in partnership with a major automation platform. Leviton and Niles both integrate easily with major automation platforms like Control4 and Elan in price ranges lower than Denon’s product line.

This new partnership between Denon and Control4 could possibly be a signal that the AV and smart home control market is finally trying to make interoperability much better for both the integrator and the end user.

Digital Living’s take is that we may see more high profile AV and control companies enter into similar agreements…although making it all work, every time, is the key for the integrator and ultimately the customer.c

Source: A Partnership to Increase Smart Offerings

HomeKit By Apple May Need Some More Development – DigitalLiving.com

The first Apple HomeKit compatible devices were released early June to the excited masses but controlling those devices may not be as simple as saying “Hey Siri.”

According to to TechHomeBuidler.com in order to utilize the entire HomeKit feature set you will need an Apple TV. Some users are  also experiencing trouble setting up voice control through Apple TV.

While you’re inside the home, Siri voice control works through the home Wi-Fi, but when you’re away, you need to have an Apple TV set top box to control your HomeKit devices.

Most of the devices released so far, including Lutron’s Caseta bridge, have their own smart phone apps, but that won’t allow homeowners to use voice control while their away.

You may have to spend some time with Apple tech support to get HomeKit to work properly.

Last week, Lutron was the first to release a HomeKit-enabled device, the lighting company was followed quickly by Insteon, ecobee , Elgato, and iHome.

Source: HomeKit Needs Apple TV for Total Smart Home Control – TecHome Builder

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Your AV Company Needs to Have an IT Background

In today’s Av (audio -video) world having an IT (information technology) background is a necessity to EVERY project. Digital Living is noticing more and more competitors, like Geek Squad, and local AV providers falling short in the convergence aspect of the project. We fix more jobs due to a lack of IT or networking knowledge and a lot of them are from Geek Squad.

Digital Living has 20 years in the IT and Advanced Networking fields and we approach every project armed to tackle integrations with experience.

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Here is an article by HomeTheaterReview that talks about the need for you AV pro to have IT and networking knowledge.

These savvy installers find ways to install lighting control and shades that save electricity. They integrate in property irrigation that saves water and provides better results. They locate cameras around the house that are connected to cloud-based DVRs that offer a well-heeled family a piece of mind that is quite valuable.

It is imperative to work with a knowledgeable and experienced company from the onset of your project or you could be spending more in the long run. Digital Living has extensive experience with Cisco, Microsoft, ATT, Xfinity and CLEC carrier networks, along with wifi and wired networks for business and residential.

I wish I knew six months ago what I know now, as I would have punched open the walls of the condo that I am living in so that I could have Kaleidescape in my bedroom and hardwired Internet to my HDTVs. Drywall patching and paint isn’t THAT expensive, even when done by a pro.

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Digital Living-Sonos HD – Streaming High-Def Audio via Deezer

Do you want better sounding music on your already super cool Sonos System? Of course you do.

Deezer Elite is now available in beta—and only on Sonos products. The new service offers millions of FLAC files in high-definition audio (16-bit, 44.1kHz, lossless). This means that the tracks are on par with CD, so it’s not the best you can get, but it’s certainly impressive.

To add Deezer Elite to your Sonos setup, just open any Sonos Controller and go to Add Music Services. If you’re using a desktop app, you’ll need to look under Sonos Labs. Users can create custom radio stations based on favorite artists and also get recommendations and other personalized features.

Do you have a Sonos system or want one and live in Sonoma, Napa, Calistoga. St. Helena, Marin, Santa Rosa, Rohnert Park, Petaluma, Novato, Terra Linda, San Rafael, Tiburon, Greenbrae, Windsor, Healdsburg, and surrounding areas? Contact Digital Living “AV-Home Theater Contractor of Year”

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