Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. has released a new firmware update for its line of 2013 networked audio video receivers and XW-SMA Wi-Fi speakers to support Spotify® Connect, a simple and seamless solution that brings the extremely popular Spotify service already available on smart devices into the home.
Pioneer’s receivers and wireless speakers combined with Spotify Connect (available to Spotify Premium subscribers*) provide listeners with high-quality audio playback and excellent performance anywhere in the home. To simplify connectivity and activate the Spotify Connect feature, Premium subscribers can simply install the updated Spotify app on an iPhone or iPad, touch the Connect icon, and all connected Pioneer devices will appear in the “Connected Menu.” Playlists from one compatible device can be seamlessly transitioned to another device without interruption.
Spotify Connect will work over Wi-Fi, 3G or LAN, providing continuous playback even if connection type changes halfway through a song. Because the Spotify Connect service is a built-in source, music started on compatible Pioneer speakers or AV receivers through the Spotify app on a mobile device continues to play even when the mobile device is no longer within range.
The Spotify Connect firmware update is available for download on the Pioneer website by clicking http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/PUSA/Home/Spotify.
Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. is headquartered in Long Beach, Calif., and its U.S. Web address is www.pioneerelectronics.com. Its parent company, Pioneer Corporation, is a preeminent manufacturer of high-performance audio, video and computer equipment for the home, car and business markets and is celebrating 75 years of innovation in the consumer electronics industry.
*Visit https://www.spotify.com/us/ for Premium subscription details. Spotify is a music service offered in the United States by Spotify USA Inc., and is not affiliated with Pioneer.
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