Onkyo 515 receiver. Have zone 2 speakers set up for listening to music around the house. Music is stored both on Google Music and server on home network. Control zone 2 playback/volume/etc via the android remote control app for Onkyo.
I can play music from the server via the onkyo app. But the interface sucks and there's no way to use the playlists and such from my Google music account (GM is our main music source - the files on the server are mostly for local backup and storage). Is there any streaming device that can access google music? Ideally something that I could remote control via android phone, since there's no tv in the zone 2 areas of the house.
My current plan is to get a bluetooth audio receiver, hook that to analog inputs on the onkyo, and just use google music app on the phone to play music. That would work, but it'd also require the phone to stay within BT range and drain the battery. Something like the Nexus Q sounds close to what I want, but that's $200 used now (and people say the interface isn't great since google dropped production of the device).
So, back to the question. Do any streaming devices access GM? Or is there a better way than my BT plan?