This has worked well until we started using Spotify (which comes free with our mobile contracts). And also things like Apple Play don't work with my current setup which would be useful when people come around and want to play there own music. There are some hacks and third party plugins but with official support for Squeezebox dropped by Logitech I'm thinking it may be time to move on. I've just been waiting for a reasonably priced alternative that supports syncing of playback across zones and with the now coming to chrome cast it seems like the best route. Especially since Spotify now supports casting aswell
The only caveat is once I drop the LMS from the equation, how do I now trigger the AMP to power on. I have considered swapping the AMP out for smaller discrete AMP's for each zone, but the reasonable priced ones (like SMSL-SA-50) don't support input auto sensing based power on.
Has anyone found a solution to this conundrum? Any triggers from the Chromecast that can be used via some sort of power switch? Or a reasonably priced small AMP with input auto sensing?
Any help and advice would be greatly appreciated.