The network audio player has been the best investment I have made towards my audio system. You have over 20,000 channels at your disposal. You can search by Genre or Location. You not only get music, but you can choose between news, sports, talk radio, and a whole lot more. The network audio player is AirPlay compatible, which allows you to stream your music from your computer or external hard drive. You can also access Rhapsody, Spotify, Pandora subscription channels. Forget the laptop, forget the Squeezebox, the network audio player will become the most important component to add to any audio system.