Pickering, Ontario, June 24, 2014 — Bluesound, the first wireless digital multi-room system to fully support High Res Audio, is pleased to introduce Spotify Connect to its expanding collection of digital music services. With the upcoming software release, Bluesound owners all over the world can now enjoy Spotify’s new home audio experience with simple hassle-free music control and instant access to Spotify’s curated playlists, personalized radio, and vast catalogue of music in any room of the house. Spotify Connect can also be streamed to multiple Bluesound Players simultaneously in the home, making for an even richer multi-room audio experience.
Through the introduction of Spotify Connect to Bluesound, customers can enjoy over 20 million songs, easily streamed to Bluesound’s HiFi music Players through a home network, either via Wi-Fi or Ethernet, with simple control on any iOS or Android device. Spotify’s commitment to connecting millions of people with their favourite songs is perfectly aligned with Bluesound’s mission to create innovative wireless audio products and technologies that provide the best music experience possible. Bluesound places the utmost importance on music integrity and has stretched the bounds of possibilities in the development of custom hardware and software to ensure that the digital signal remains true to the artist’s original recording. With Spotify Connect, streaming music between smart devices and Bluesound couldn’t be simpler.
“Spotify Connect is a perfect addition to Bluesound’s digital and streaming technologies. Our users will get the best of both worlds: true and reliable HiFi along with Spotify Connect’s effortless control of music across your phone, tablet, and the Bluesound ecosystem,” says Greg Stidsen, Bluesound’s Director of Technology & Product Planning. “Imagine entering your home listening to your favourite Spotify playlist on your phone and then seamlessly connecting to your Bluesound Player without missing a single beat of music. Bluesound’s family of dedicated, multi-room wireless streaming digital music Players can do this. It gives users the ability to playback millions of songs from Spotify Connect to any room in the home or all rooms at once. That’s truly Living HiFi.”
Spotify Premium subscribers who want true high-performance fidelity will be able to start streaming Spotify Connect on Bluesound Players on July 1, 2014. Users will need to upgrade their Bluesound Players to software version 1.10.0 or higher and download the updated iOS App v1.10.0 or Android App v1.10.0 to be able to experience Spotify Connect on Bluesound.
For more information about Spotify Connect, check out the video at http://youtu.be/WWT4o9AwuT0
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An alliance of audiophiles. We are the designers, engineers and passionate music lovers who have spent our lives in the music industry. Our founders pioneered HiFi in the 70s – innovation and the pursuit of perfection in audio runs deep in our collective DNA. Bluesound’s sole mission is to create innovative wireless digital audio products and technologies that allow for the most true-to-life music experience possible. It is the first wireless digital multi-room system to fully support High Res Audio with an extraordinary audiophile-grade feature-set that all music lovers will appreciate.
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Spotify is an award-winning digital music service that gives you on-demand access to over 20 million tracks. Our dream is to make all the world’s music available instantly to everyone, wherever and whenever you want it. Spotify makes it easier than ever to discover, manage and share music with your friends, while making sure that artists get a fair deal.
Spotify is now available in 57 markets globally with more than 24 million active users, and over 6 million paying subscribers. Since its launch in Sweden in 2008, Spotify has driven more than US$1bn to rights holders. Spotify is now the second biggest source of digital music revenue for labels in Europe, and the biggest and most successful music streaming service of its kind globally.
* Number of tracks licensed globally. Catalogue size varies per market and can also change over time.