Yamaha announced today that its 2013 receiver range will be able to support Spotify Connect via a firmware update

Spotify Connect is a new home audio experience giving you effortless control of your music across your phone, tablet and speakers with millions of songs built in,’ said Justin d’Offay of Yamaha Music Australia. ‘It will be available on all 2013 released Yamaha network receivers via a firmware update, so that Yamaha AV receiver owners who have a Spotify Premium account are able to enjoy instant access to millions of songs in high- quality directly on their Yamaha home entertainment system.

Yamaha’s ‘75 Series and AVENTAGE Series IV receivers incorporate advanced network capabilities that enable simple operation via Yamaha’s AV Controller App, seamless music streaming from PC or NAS devices, AirPlay for music streaming from iOS devices and Yamaha’s own Music Play providing wireless music streaming for both Android and iOS devices. ‘The introduction of music streaming services has changed the way we access and discover new music,’ d’Offay told Australian Hi-Fi Magazine. ‘The integration of Spotify Connect on Yamaha products will provide users with access to the almost endless music archive that Spotify has to offer with seamless music enjoyment, and using Spotify’s superior audio sampling rates.

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 http://www.spotify.com/yamaha

For further information, please contact Yamaha Music Australia

altYamaha's 2013 AV receiver range supports Spotify Connect (via firmware upgrade).