Sonos customers in Australia and New Zealand can now access Rdio services through Sonos. The wireless music systems developer announced that Rdio’s more than 12 million song library services is accessible through Sono own platform. From an Android smartphone or tablet, iPhone or iPad Sonos makes it easier to access on-demand music plus your own stored on different devices around your home.
Release recently from Grace Digital Audio is the first tabletop Pandora radio (GDI-IR2550p) to offer the same features that Pandora listeners use on computers and smart phones, which includes 1-button access to the thumbs up/down song selection and play/pause functions. You can even skip songs and even bookmark songs directly from the remote and front control panel. You can connect wirelessly to get access to podcasts, over 50,000 radio stations such as BBC, CBS, iheartradio, NPR/NPR on-demand, FOX News, NOAA Weather Reports, Live365, KROQ, and Sirius Premium Internet radio. The Grace GDI-IR2550p digital radio will also connect and play music directly from your iTunes library stored on your PC or MAC – wirelessly. Available at amazon.com.
According the Strategy Analytics, the connected home market will see a turnover of more than $1 billion this year. The report titled, “Internet Radio and Connected Home Audio Devices (CHAD): Connecting Homes with Music,” found that a total of 3.3 million connected in-home audio devices were sold last year an increase of 57 per cent on previous year. The report also found that the user demographics of current CHAD owners are skewed toward young and male user groups.
Archos has launched a new web radio called Arnova as an addition to its internet Android tablets. The new digital home appliance was designed to the web via your home wireless network. The Arnova allows you to tune in to over 12,000 web radio stations and more than 1,500 web TV stations and video podcasts from around the world.
Logitech has announced that it has joined forces with Spotify to support the popular music service on the Logitech® Squeezebox™ Wi-Fi music players. Using your existing wireless home network and your Squeezebox Touch or Squeezebox Radio player, you can now access Spotify’s comprehensive catalogue of more than ten million songs, including your Spotify playlists, anywhere in the home.
Soon to be release PURE North America new range of digital and internet-connected radios. It is not clear when these two radios will be in the shops. Below are the Sensia and Sirocco 550, PURE's line of next-generation connected radios which transform how we access, store, share and interact with digital entertainment such as music, internet radio and podcasts. These are two of the five digital radios PURE is planning to introduce to American market.
Onkyo has introduced three network and internet-radio-capable, 9.2-channel THX Ultra2 Plus certified AV receivers that deliver all the power, processing, and features to support cutting edge home theater and whole-house entertainment. The three new models, the Onkyo TX-NR1007, TX-NR3007, and top-of-the-line TX-NR5007, will all be shipping to dealers before the end of September. Pioneer will also be shipping their new AV receivers SC-LX82 and SC-LX72 AV in September.