I stumbled upon this project when looking at DIY Sonos solutions using the IKEA SYMFONISK, and I’ve got to say, it looks fantastic, exactly what I need.
The only stumbling block so far is the living room/home cinema setup. Originally I liked the idea of Sonos because I could use their sound bars for my TV, but also include that soundbar in the groups so I wouldn’t have to buy extra speakers for the living room for multiroom audio.
The problem with this is that soundbars aren’t as good as a separate receiver and bookshelf speakers and I’m locked into that terrible ecosystem where old devices are suddenly considered legacy and unable to work with each other.
So my question is, how can I integrate balenasound into a home theater setup. where I could say ‘Hey Google, play xxxxxx in the living room’ and the receiver would auto switch to the right channel, and the music start playing?
I’m open to any solution (including home assistant etc) as long as it is seamless.
By the way, I am an EEE and I have a few ideas for snapcast/Balena devices that I think the community would like!