Yamaha and Pioneer confirm Spotify Connect on 2013 AV receivers
A firmware upgrade will be required for the following Yamaha models to enable the new streaming functionality, which also requires a Spotify Premium account (£9.99/month):
Aventage pre-amplifier: CX-A5000
Aventage series AV receivers:
RX-A3030, RX-A2030, RX-A1030, RX-A830, RX-A730
RX-V series AV receivers:
RX-V775, RX-V675, RX-V575, RX-V475, RX-V500D
RX-S series slim AV receivers:
In addition, Yamaha says it will give owners of compatible receivers a free 30-day trial of Spotify Premium. Go to www.spotify.com/yamaha for details.
“Spotify Connect gives you effortless control of your music across your phone, tablet and now Yamaha receivers with millions of songs built right in,” says Sten Garmark, VP Product management at Spotify. “Connect ensures your music enjoyment is simple, seamless and hassle free.”
Meanwhile, Pioneer says that Spotify Connect will be available on its networked 2013 AV receivers from the VSX-528 model upwards, as well as the entire Pioneer SMA wireless speaker line-up. We expect more compatible products to be revealed here at IFA 2013 and in the coming weeks.
By Andy Clough