Onkyo Releases Spotify Connect Firmware, New Remote App for A/V and Hi-Fi Components- November 04, 2014

OSAKA, JAPAN. A firmware update enabling Spotify Connect on 2014-model network-ready Onkyo A/V receivers, controllers, and HTiB packages is now available for free download, the company announces today.

Compatible models comprise the TX-NR535, TX-NR636, TX-NR737, TX-NR838, TX-NR1030, and TX-NR3030 network A/V receivers; the PR-SC5530 Network A/V Controller; and the HT-S5700, HT-S7700/7705, and HT-S9700THX home theater packages.

The update allows Spotify Premium subscribers to stream over 20 million tracks from the Spotify smartphone and tablet application to their A/V component, with the service bolstering a suite of existing streaming options bundled with Wi-Fi®-enabled Onkyo home theater products. Spotify Connect also allows users to make calls or use other apps without interrupting playback since the technology is built into the receiver.

Onkyo also unveils a new and improved iOS 8-compatible Remote App 3 application for iPod touch/iPhone, which is available for free download from today via the App Store. The application seamlessly combines control and streaming functionality in one easy-to-navigate User Interface complete with a fresh new “flat” design scheme, allowing users to unlock the full potential of their Onkyo component without leaving the lounge.

Remote 3 is compatible with all Onkyo network A/V receivers and controllers manufactured during or after 2011, as well as the TX-8050 Network Stereo Receiver, C-N7050 Network CD Player, T-4070 Network Tuner, CR-N765 Network CD Receiver, and CS-N755 Network Hi-Fi Mini System. As well as providing a simple graphical interface for controlling playback and adjusting system settings, the application:

Spotify Connect and Remote 3 join next-generation features such as Dolby Atmos®, 4K/60 Hz video via HDMI® 2.0, HDCP 2.2, built-in Wi-Fi for Hi-Res audio, and Bluetooth with Advanced Music Optimizer. This cutting-edge technology and smooth operability guarantees a powerful and emotionally captivating entertainment experience every time.

- Onkyo Corporation, Japan.

About Spotify

Spotify is an award-winning digital music service that gives you on-demand access to over 20 million tracks. Our dream is to make all the world’s music available instantly to everyone, wherever and whenever you 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 now available in 56 markets globally with more than 40 million active users, and over 10 million paying subscribers.
For more information, visit www.spotify.com.

About Onkyo

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 create award-winning products that are lauded by industry-leading 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 obvious quality of any Onkyo-manufactured product, even before it’s turned on.
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