Onkyo and Spotify: a world first

Onkyo is pleased to announce that it has become the first consumer electronics brand to offer direct access to music service Spotify through home cinema receivers.

Over a million Spotify Premium subscribers in seven countries (UK, France, Spain, Sweden, Finland, Netherlands, and Norway) already use Spotify to expand their musical horizons. Now they will also be able to listen to the service via their Onkyo home entertainment system.

Spotify is available from today on the TX-NR609 and Onkyo will also be introducing other exciting networked Spotify-ready products in the near future. All you need to enjoy Spotify on Onkyo is an internet connection and a Spotify Premium account.

The addition of Spotify’s music service offers subscribers instant access to over 10 million songs in excellent sound quality, courtesy of Onkyo’s seamless integration of Spotify’s 320kbps bitrate and high quality Ogg Vorbis codec.

‘This will be an absolute must have for Spotify Premium subscribers who want to hear their music in the highest quality at home,’ says Nick Hamada, Onkyo’s Product and Marketing Manager.

‘We’re extremely excited to be working with the legendary engineers from Onkyo, who’s sound quality and product excellence is renowned,’ adds Pascal de Mul, Spotify’s Global Head of Hardware Partnerships. ‘Onkyo makes our vision of effortless access to music a reality which we’re sure will impress even the most discerning audio enthusiast.’

Spotify is simple and intuitive to operate via the television screen connected to Onkyo home cinema receivers. With a few simple clicks on your remote control you’re given quick, scrolling onscreen access to your own and collaborative playlists as well as Spotify’s ‘What’s New?’ and ‘Starred’ features. Album cover art is displayed onscreen and subscribers can explore further to browse artists, albums and tracks.

About Onkyo

Onkyo, which means ‘sound harmony’ in Japanese, founded 61 years ago, is one of the leading names in hi-fi and home cinema throughout the world. The company’s philosophy is to deliver products that are superbly designed and built to a consistently outstanding standard of excellence. Today, Onkyo is at the forefront of the home theatre and digital revolutions.

While many manufacturers are intent on building components at ever cheaper prices, Onkyo has a different vision. Their approach is to perfect the basics, leave out the frills, pay attention to details, and use only the finest parts. The results can be seen in the obviously high quality of any Onkyo-manufactured product, even before it is turned on…
For more information please visit: www.eu.onkyo.com

About Spotify

Spotify is an award-winning music service offering a legal and superior quality alternative to music piracy. Spotify provides instant access to whatever music you want, whenever and wherever you want it, through a simple, clean and quick to use platform via an ad-supported, free-to-the-user service and a paid subscription service. With access to millions of songs through your computer, on your mobile and beyond, Spotify makes it easier than ever to play and share music legally. www.spotify.com

Contact

Jim Butcher

Head of Communications, Spotify

press@spotify.com