Spotify and Onkyo team up for high quality audio assault

Spotify has announced its latest hardware partner with Onkyo, joining the likes of Logitech and Sonos in offering Spotify Premium customers streaming through its devices.

Stating that the move is a "world's first" as it is the first consumer electronics brand to offer Spotify access through a home cinema receiver, and starting with the Onkyo TX-NR609, the Japanese AV specialist has said that other Spotify-packed devices will be coming in the "near future".

"This will be an absolute must have for Spotify Premium subscribers who want to hear their music in the highest quality at home," said 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," added 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 on Onkyo devices is controlled via an on screen UI, complete with album artwork and track info.

See also - Onkyo TX-NR609 leads the receiver pack in new 2011 lineup

And - Spotify for Sonos review



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