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Spotify Connect Turns 1, Adds Multi Room Playback, New Partners

spotify connectOne year ago Spotify launched Connect, which allows Premium users to play tracks through their speakers controlled wirelessly from the Spotify mobile apps. Today, the music streamer announced the addition of Bose, Panasonic and Gramofon to the platform. Also added is multi room playback allowing multiple users to listen to the same or different tunes across multiple speakers.

Phillips TVs will be the first Spotify Connect-enabled Smart TV, according to today's announcement.

Since launching a year ago, Spotify Connect has become available on more than 80 speakers and home audio systems, Before the end of the year, that number will rise to over 100, according to the company.

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“Our mission with Connect was to give people a better way to listen at home, and we have delivered exactly that for music fans all over the world in just one year,” says Sten Garmark, VP Product at Spotify. "We wanted to offer a broad range of devices, and our partners have delivered an incredible range of innovative Multi Room systems, receivers, radios and dongles for every budget.”


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