A firmware update will deliver integrated streaming and voice control to numerous Onkyo and Pioneer products

Your 2016-onward Onkyo or Pioneer kit may well get a whole lot smarter today. The siblings brands have released a firmware update to bring many of their home entertainment products bang up to date.

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The update affects products across both brands' stereo, home cinema and network speaker ranges. The Chromecast element connects compatible apps (both iOS and Android) via wi-fi, meaning wireless streaming of network-stored or streaming service-derived music, as well as internet radio, can be enabled.

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The update will also allow owners to use voice-control for streaming playback on their newly updated components when using Google Home or other as-yet-unreleased Google Assistant devices. 

These are the Onkyo products affected by the update: PR-RZ5100; TX-RZ710, -810, -1100 and -3100; TX-NR474, -555, -575E, -656, and -676E; TX-L20D and -50; LS5200 and -7200; HT-S7805; TX-8270; NS-6130 and -6170; R-N855; NCP-302.

And these are the corresponding Pioneer components: SC-LX501, -701, -801 and -910; VSX-S520, -S520D, -831, -832, -932 and -1131; VSX-LX302; SX-S30DAB; NC-50DAB; N-30AE; FS-W50; FS-W40; XC-HM86D; X-HM76, -76D and -86D; MRX-3 and -5.

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