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Onkyo to Include MP3tunes for Cloud Access to Personal Music Collections and Saved Internet Radio Programs with its 2012-model AVRs
UPPER SADDLE RIVER, NJ (1/9/12) – Onkyo, a brand renowned worldwide for quality home entertainment technology, has announced that it will include access to the MP3tunes.com’s music Locker with its 2012-model network-capable AV receivers. Onkyo is believed to be the first AV receiver brand to incorporate MP3tunes access in its network operating system. This will allow MP3tunes subscribers to use an Onkyo network capable receiver to play personal music collections stored their MP3tunes’ Lockers, which is what the company calls their cloud servers. MP3tunes allows subscribers to maintain up to 2 GB, or about 400 songs, for free, with fee supported accounts starting at $39.95 per year for 50 GB, or the equivalent to about 10,000 songs.
Paul Wasek, National Marketing and Product Planning Manager, believes this a great new feature for any Onkyo customer. “MP3tunes Locker is an easy and secure means to maintain this data, while providing easy access through an Onkyo receiver, computer, smart phone, or any of the many network capable devices that support MP3tunes.”
MP3Tunes capabilities will be included as standard on new Onkyo network capable receivers beginning in the first quarter of 2012.
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. Visit Onkyo’s website at www.onkyousa.com. Follow Onkyo USA at www.facebook.com/OnkyoUSA.
Based in San Diego, California, MP3tunes was launched in February of 2005 by CEO and founder Michael Robertson (founder of MP3.com). MP3tunes is a Music Service Provider (MSP) and the home of the MP3tunes Locker: the only secure, online music space to feature unlimited listening. With just a couple clicks, Locker users can sync their personal digital music and videos up to “the cloud” to enjoy from any web browser and a wide variety of mobile and home entertainment devices. The MP3tunes Locker is available in an ad-supported Free edition and in Premium levels with more storage space, support for larger media files, and full customer support. For more information, please visit www.mp3tunes.com