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Gramofon wireless streamer gets Qualcomm AllPlay update

Initially revealed as a Kickstarter project in 2014, the Gramofon (made by wi-fi network Fon) enables any audio set-up to be turned into a wireless streaming system.

It already includes Spotify Connect, and now a firmware update has added Qualcomm's AllPlay platform too. This means it will support other music streaming services on the AllPlay platform, including Napster, Rhapsody, TuneIn, Aupeo, doubleTwist and Soma FM.

Additional services including Tidal, SoundCloud and iHeart Radio will be added soon.

Users can create a simple multi-room system by adding additional Gramofons to other audio systems around the home. Using the AllPlay app, listeners can choose to play music in one room, or different music in several different rooms, or synchronise all the Gramofons to play the same music everywhere.

Fon is rolling out the AllPlay firmware upgrade now for all existing units, and future shipments will have it pre-installed in the device. The Gramofon streamers costs €59 (£43) and is available online from www.gramofon.com

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.