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UPPER SADDLE RIVER, NJ (7/14/11) — Onkyo USA is pleased to announce that digital music service Spotify is now available through home theater receivers in the US.
Spotify Premium subscribers in seven countries (UK, France, Spain, Sweden, Finland, Netherlands, and Norway) already use Spotify to expand their musical horizons. Now they will also be able to listen to the service via their Onkyo home entertainment systems in the United States.
Onkyo will provide a firmware update that will enable its 2011 network capable receivers beginning with the TX-NR609 to support Spotify. Onkyo will also be introducing additional networked Spotify-ready products in the near future. All you need to enjoy Spotify on Onkyo is an internet connection and a Spotify Premium account.
The addition of Spotify offers Premium subscribers instant access to one of the biggest music libraries in the world, in excellent sound quality, courtesy of Onkyo’s seamless integration of Spotify’s high quality streaming.
‘We are excited to be able to provide this update to owners of our 2011 network receivers beginning with model TX-NR609,” says Paul Wasek, Onkyo USA’s National Marketing Manager. “Spotify is an absolute must-have for Onkyo customers who want to enjoy their favorite music in the highest quality at home.”
“We are very excited to be bringing Spotify to the US, and to be working with partners such as Onkyo towards our goal of making all the world’s music available for everyone to enjoy, whenever they want it and wherever they are.” Ken Parks Chief Content Officer and Managing Director, Spotify, North America.
Spotify is simple and intuitive to operate via the television screen connected to Onkyo home theater receivers. With a few simple clicks on your remote control you’re given quick, scrolling onscreen access to your own and collaborative playlists as well as Spotify’s ‘What’s New?’ and ‘Starred’ features. Album cover art is displayed onscreen and subscribers can explore further to browse artists, albums and tracks.
Since 1946 Onkyo has been passionately committed to developing audio products that deliver uncommon performance, quality and value. Bundling proprietary technologies and innovations with other sound-enhancing exclusives, Onkyo continues to created award winning products that are lauded by many of the industry leading audio publications. The company’s philosophy is to deliver products that are superbly designed and built to a consistently outstanding standard of excellence. The results can be seen in the obviously high quality of any Onkyo-manufactured product, even before it is turned on. For more information about this and other fine Onkyo products, visit www.onkyousa.com or call 800-229-1687.
Spotify is an award-winning digital music service that gives you on-demand access to one of the biggest music libraries in the world. Our dream is to make all the world’s music available instantly to everyone, wherever and whenever they want it. Spotify makes 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 8 countries: USA, UK, Sweden, Finland, Norway, France, The Netherlands and Spain.