Deezer adds Pioneer and Onkyo hardware support, partners with Samsung

posted on Monday, 13th August 2018 by Steve May

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Streaming music service Deezer continues to expand its reach. Both Onkyo and Pioneer have issued firmware updates that brings Deezer support to a wide range of AVRs and networked audio products, while Samsung has launched a retail promotion.

On top of the existing tiers of Deezer’s service, the Onkyo and Pioneer firmware will also enable access to Deezer HiFi. Subscribers will be able to enjoy CD quality, lossless (16bit / 44.1kHz) FLAC music files; Deezer currently providing some 36 million tracks to choose from. The service costs £19.99 a month and is ad-free.

In addition, Deezer’s ‘Flow’ function that uses smart data to create a personalised, curated soundtrack, based on the user's listening tastes. Flow doesn't just include known favourites, but also introduces new songs and artists.

Deezer has announced integration with a selection of Samsung audio products, including soundbars. In addition, eligible Samsung soundbars and wireless speakers will come with free six months subscription to Deezer HiFi.

“The Samsung Audio Lab has been working to continually enhance sound quality for our audio product and we are always thrilled to collaborate with key players in the space to bring enhanced audio to the masses,” saysTaeho Park, Samsung VP of AV Marketing.

Riad Hawa, VP Hardware Partnerships, Deezer commented: “Providing greater accessibility to FLAC quality sound is really important to us and audiophiles who have a greater appreciation for lossless audio.”

Steve May

Inside CI Editor Steve May is a freelance technology specialist who also writes for T3TechRadarHome Cinema Choice, Trusted Reviews and The Luxe Review.

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