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 www.spotify.com/yamaha 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:
*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
VSX series AV receivers
VSX-923, VSX-828, VSX-528, VSX-S510.
By Andy Clough