Spotify Connect now available on Yamaha and Pioneer 2013 AV receivers

Yamaha and Pioneer both confirmed that they will incorporate Spotify Connect on some of their 2013 AV receivers at IFA 2013.

The firmware upgrade for Yamaha AV receivers has been confirmed and is now available for download.

A Spotify Premium account (£9.99/month) is required to access the service. For those without, Yamaha is offering a 30 day free trial. Go to for details.

The Yamaha AV receivers included in the update are:

Aventage pre-amplifier: CX-A5000

Aventage series AV receivers:

RX-A3030, RX-A2030, RX-A1030, RX-A830

RX-V series AV receivers:

RX-V775, RX-V675, RX-V575*, RX-V475*, RX-V500D*

RX-S series slim AV receivers:

RX-S600*, RX-S600D*

*These receivers will get the update within the next 7 - 10 days.

“Spotify Connect gives you effortless control of your music across your phone, tablet and now Yamaha receivers with millions of songs built right in,” says Sten Garmark, VP Product management at Spotify. “Connect ensures your music enjoyment is simple, seamless and hassle free.”

Meanwhile, Pioneer AV receivers that are eligible for the Spotify Connect service are:

SC-LX series AV receivers

SC-LX87, SC-LX77, SC-LX57

SC series AV receivers

SC-2023, SC-1223

VSX series AV receivers

VSX-923, VSX-828, VSX-528, VSX-S510.

By Andy Clough

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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 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.