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Pure Connect app arrives on Android

Pure has announced that its Pure Connect app is now available for Android devices from today via the Google Play store.

Android users can now download the Pure Connect app for free from the Google Play store in order to take control of their Jongo multiroom music system.

As well as turning the user’s Android device into a streaming remote for the Jongo speakers, Pure Connect offers access to the Pure Music subscription service.

Like Spotify, Bloom and other music streaming services, Pure Music provides access to on-demand radio shows, podcasts, internet radio stations, and the albums, artists and songs contained within the Pure Music library.

Pure says Pure Music now offers access to a 15 million track strong library, with over 20,000 radio stations and 200,000 on-demand radio programmes and podcasts.

The app has a new Discover section that recommends artists, songs and albums according to the user’s listening history, or the user can simply search for a specific artist or album, similar to the other streaming services.

Users can subscribe to Pure Music for £4.99, but a new £9.99 subscription tier will be added soon that allows caching. Anyone a little curious about the Pure Music service can opt in for a free 30 day trial.

All of the Pure Music content can be streamed directly to the Jongo speakers which utilise a Wi-Fi connection to stream audio within a single room or throughout the whole house. The Bluetooth connection allows connectivity with the Pure Connect app to stream Pure Music audio, locally stored music or other streaming services.

Currently, the only Jongo speaker available is the Pure Jongo S3, a portable, wireless and rechargeable speaker that retails for around £169.99.

The wireless hi-fi adapter the Jongo A2 and the Jongo T6, a wireless stereo speaker are due to launch later this year.

The app can be downloaded for free now from the Google Play store. It has been optimised for Android smartphones, but can also be used on tablets. Pure will release a special Android tablet app soon.

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