Yamaha has announced that Spotify Connect firmware is now available for its high-end 2013 network AV receivers.

Spotify is a digital music service that gives on-demand access to more than 20 million tracks, and makes it easy to discover, manage and share music with your friends, while making sure that artists get a fair deal. Yamaha’s announcement means that Yamaha AV receiver owners (see complete list below) that have a Spotify Premium account can now enjoy instant access to millions of songs in high-quality on their Yamaha home entertainment system. ‘With Spotify offering superior audio sampling rates, along with Yamaha’s legendary Natural Sound, users can expect to get the highest-quality audio playback from their AV receiver,’ said Justin d’Offay, of Yamaha. ‘Music streaming services have changed the way consumers access music and the integration of Spotify Connect within Yamaha products will provide customers with access to the almost endless music archive that Spotify has to offer with seamless music enjoyment.

To use Spotify Connect, customers are required to download the Spotify app for smartphone, tablet or laptop and have an active Spotify Premium account. If you own a compatible Yamaha AV receiver and would like to try a Spotify Premium account, there is a free 30 day trial available. For more details, visit spotify.com/yamaha

Spotify Connect firmware is now available for download from the individual product pages on au.yamaha.com

Spotify Connect-compatible Yamaha models:

Yamaha AVENTAGE Pre-amplifier: CX-A5000

Yamaha AVENTAGE series AV receivers:
RX-A3030, RX-A2030, RX-A1030, RX-A830, RX-A730

Yamaha RX-V series AV receivers:
RX-V3075, V2075, V1075, V775, RX-V675

Yamaha HTR series AV receivers: HTR-6066

For further information, please contact Yamaha Music Australia