As Americans continue to wait to get access to the popular music streaming service, Spotify, here in Europe it continues to expand the devices on which we can listen to our music.
We’ve already seen Sonos and Logitech linking up with Spotify and now Onkyo is teaming up with them to bring out the first home cinema receivers giving access to the service. From today, Spotify Premium subscribers (of whom there are over a million apparently) will be able to stream 320kbps audio via any TV connected to one of Onkyo's’s 2011 range of network-connected home cinema receiver.
We saw the new range of home cinema receivers from Onkyo last month and the first one available with Spotify is the 7.2 channel TX-NR609 which is available now for £500. You will be able to access the Spotify service via your TV and will have access to playlists, ‘Starred’ music and ‘What’s New’ music. With Spotify proving very popular with those using the Sonos system, we can see that a lot of people could be interested in this tie-up.
“We’re extremely excited to be working with the legendary engineers from Onkyo, who’s sound quality and product excellence is renowned," said Pascal de Mul, Spotify’s Global Head of Hardware Partnerships. "Onkyo makes our vision of effortless access to music a reality which we’re sure will impress even the most discerning audio enthusiast." Onkyo is promising that more networked receivers will be getting the Spotify treatment in the coming months.