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NEWS: Sonos links up with Napster

Owners of the Sonos Digital Music System can, from today, access and play up to five million songs from Napster's online music subscription service.

Following a deal between the two companies, Sonos has developed new software (Sonos 2.5) enabling users to access Napster's online catalogue, new releases and pre-programmed playlists, all without having to connect the Sonos system to a computer. All you need is an internet broadband connection.

In addition, Napster's automix discovery feature automatically recommends hours of music based on the music you're listening to and, with a single click, streams a custom playlist based on the Napster community's music preferences.

Exisiting Sonos customers in the UK, USA, Canada and Germany will receive a free 30-day Napster trial. After that, customers can subscribe to the Napster service for £9.95 per month.

And in a separate development, Sonos has added the ZoneBridge BR100 to its range of products. The £69 device is designed to extend the range of the SonosNet wireless streaming system, boosting the link between the main receiver/sender amp unit and other ZonePlayers around the home.

The Sonos Digital Music System was voted Best MP3 Music System in the 2007 What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision Awards.

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