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Onkyo brings direct 'in-app' access to Spotify on Android

Onkyo Android app

More Spotify news, this time from Onkyo: it's released a firmware update that enables direct support for Spotify Premium through Onkyo's remote app for Android.

The Android app itself has also been updated.

"Enabling direct support for Spotify via our remote app for Android represents a major step forward when it comes to ease of use and convenience for our consumers," says Nick Hamada, Onkyo Europe's product and marketing manager.

Onkyo home cinema receivers compatible with the upgraded app are as follows: TX-NR609, TX-NR709, TX-NR809, TX-NR1009, TX-NR3009, TX-NR5009, and PR-SC5509.

More models will be made compatible with the upgrade towards the end of November, including the TX-NR509 network receiver, the HT-S6405 and HT-S940THX AV receiver/speaker packages and the TX-8050 network stereo receiver.

At the same time Onkyo will also issue a firmware upgrade to allow owners of all its network products with Spotify support to access the music streaming service using their Facebook account details.

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Andy Clough

Andy is Global Brand Director of What Hi-Fi? and has been a technology journalist for 30 years. During that time he has covered everything from VHS and Betamax, MiniDisc and DCC to CDi, Laserdisc and 3D TV, and any number of other formats that have come and gone. He loves nothing better than a good old format war. Andy edited several hi-fi and home cinema magazines before relaunching whathifi.com in 2008 and helping turn it into the global success it is today. When not listening to music or watching TV, he spends far too much of his time reading about cars he can't afford to buy.