KEF LS50 Wireless system adds Spotify Connect

Support for Spotify Connect looks set to arrive on the LS50 Wireless system, allowing Spotify Premium subscribers to stream the service’s 30 million song catalogue straight from Spotify, using the app as a remote control.

The new feature expands the KEF’s impressive connectivity list, which already includes DLNA streaming, Tidal integration and Bluetooth, as well as playback via its physical inputs: stereo analogue, optical and USB Type B connectors.

We already thought the LS50 Wireless was impressive enough to give it a 2017 Award, but with Spotify often the first go-to streaming service integrated into a network hi-fi system, what with its 60 million subscription base, Spotify Connect on the LS50 Wireless certainly further broadens the system’s appeal.

To activate Spotify Connect, LS50 Wireless owners will have to update both their speaker’s firmware and the accompanying Android and iOS app.

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Becky Roberts

Becky is the managing editor of What Hi-Fi? and, since her recent move to Melbourne, also the editor of Australian Hi-Fi magazine. During her 10 years in the hi-fi industry, she has been fortunate enough to travel the world to report on the biggest and most exciting brands in hi-fi and consumer tech (and has had the jetlag and hangovers to remember them by). In her spare time, Becky can often be found running, watching Liverpool FC and horror movies, and hunting for gluten-free cake.