Pioneer 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 solution that brings the popular Spotify service already available on smart devices into the home.
The Spotify Connect app, which is available to Spotify Premium subscribers, can be installed on an iPhone or iPad. By touching the 'Connect' icon, all connected Pioneer devices will appear in the 'Connected Menu.' Playlists from one compatible device can be 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:http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/PUSA/Home/Spotify.