Spotify Connect – Wireless Streaming to Speakers With Greater Freedom

Spotify Connect – Wireless Streaming to Speakers With Greater Freedom

Spotify will soon be offering a service that offers a new way to stream music from your iPhone or iPad  to any compatible speaker system. The service has one intriguing difference from AirPlay, once you start streaming, the music is streamed directly from Spotify’s servers directly to your Wi-Fi equipped speakers.

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Spotify news release, via 9to5Mac:

Unlike other wireless music solutions, using Spotify Connect won’t drain your battery. Plus you can continue to use your phone or tablet to call friends or start playing your favourite game without missing a beat.

Spotify has some big names they’re working with, including Bang & Olufsen, Denon, Marantz, Philips, Pioneer, Sonos and Yamaha.

Of course this means there’s ANOTHER standard out there, and this only works with Spotify, so we’ll see how things develop. A paid Spotify subscription will be required to use the speakers.

The service will be iOS only at launch, with Android and desktop apps soon to follow.

Full Press Release:

Spotify Connect: the new way to play at home

Today, in collaboration with the leaders in home audio, Spotify launches Spotify Connect – a new home audio experience giving you effortless control of your music across your phone, tablet and speakers with millions of songs built right in. Simple, seamless and hassle-free.

Bring your music home. You’ve just walked through the door, listening to your favourite playlist on your phone. With Spotify Connect, simply hit play on your living room speakers and the music instantly fires up, right where you left off – making sure you never miss a beat.

Then pick up your tablet to keep controlling the music from your sofa, or seamlessly switch the sound to your iPod Touch in the kitchen’s docking station.

None of the hassle. Thanks to Spotify Connect, you won’t need to rely on unstable connections to stream music between your devices. No longer will incoming phone calls, loss of signal range, or watching a video spoil the party.

Unlike other wireless music solutions, using Spotify Connect won’t drain your battery. Plus you can continue to use your phone or tablet to call friends or start playing your favourite game without missing a beat.

Choose your home speaker system. Spotify Connect will be available on a wide range of speakers and home audio systems from music hardware specialists including Argon, Bang & Olufsen, Denon, Marantz, Philips, Pioneer, Revo, Teufel and Yamaha, with further brands coming soon. Look out for the Spotify Connect logo on compatible systems.

“Today, listening to music at home can be a frustrating experience – dropouts, below-par audio quality, signal range and phone restrictions, battery drainage, it’s basically a hassle,” says Sten Garmark, VP Product Management at Spotify. “Spotify Connect solves this by giving you effortless control of your music across your phone, tablet and now speakers with millions of songs built right in.”

Spotify Connect will roll out to Spotify Premium subscribers on iPhone, iPad and home audio systems over the coming months, with Android and desktop updates to follow.

  1. Bhavuk Jain says:

    The reflector app on PC or Mac does the same work. I use it to stream my music or the games music on the external speakers. So what’s new in that?

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