Onkyo upgrades its Android App to allow Direct 'In-App' Access to SpotifyPress Release dated: 31 Oct 2011
31 October 2011 - In March of this year Onkyo became the world’s first consumer electronics brand to offer access to digital music service Spotify through home cinema receivers. Today Onkyo is pleased to announce yet another first…
With immediate effect owners of selected Onkyo network AV receivers will be able to download a firmware update that enables direct support for Spotify Premium via Onkyo’s Remote App for Android. The Android App itself has also been updated.
Compatible Onkyo AVRs are as follows:-
TX-NR609/709/809/1009/3009/5009 and PR-SC5509
Additionally, towards the end of November 2011 Onkyo will also extend direct support for Spotify Premium via Onkyo’s Remote App for Android to the TX-NR509 network AV receiver, the HT-S6405 and HT-S9405THX AV receiver/speaker packages and last, but not least, the TX-8050 network stereo receiver.
At this time Onkyo will also issue a firmware upgrade that allows owners of all its network products with Spotify support to access the service using Facebook account details.
‘Enabling direct support for Spotify via our Remote App for Android represents a major step forward when it comes to ease of use and convenience for our consumers’, says Nick Hamada, Onkyo Europe’s product and marketing manager.
‘We’re also very pleased to be extending Spotify access to several of our other networked products,’ continues Hamada, ‘Onkyo always strives to deliver maximum value and support to consumers… this announcement is an obvious example of our ongoing commitment to that end.’
Seven months after Onkyo became the first AV receiver maker to offer Spotify access via its AV receivers, it remains the only brand in the world to offer such a capability…
All you need to enjoy Spotify on Onkyo is an internet connection and a Spotify Premium account.The music service offers subscribers instant access to millions of songs in excellent sound quality, courtesy of Onkyo’s seamless integration of Spotify’s 320kbps bitrate* and high quality Ogg Vorbis codec.
Spotify is now available in 9 countries: USA, UK, Sweden, Finland, Norway, France, The Netherlands, Spain and Denmark, with more than 10 million registered users, and over 2 million paying subscribers.
*More than 99% of Spotify’s tracks are available in high bitrate (320 kbps) for our Premium users.
Spotify is an award-winning digital music service that gives you on-demand access to over 15* million tracks. Our dream is to make all the world’s music available instantly to everyone, wherever and whenever they want it. Spotify is social, making it easier than ever to discover, manage and share music with your friends, while making sure that artists get a fair deal.
Spotify is available in 9 countries: USA, UK, Sweden, Finland, Norway, France, The Netherlands, Spain and Denmark. Spotify is the fastest-growing and most successful music service of its kind globally, with more than 10 million registered users, and over 2 million paying subscribers.
*Number of tracks licensed globally. Catalogue size varies in each country.
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