Pickering, Ontario – Lenbrook Industries’ Bluesound brand is adding Spotify Connect to its high-resolution wireless multiroom audio system.
The system, launched last year, already streams Slacker, TuneIn, Rdio, Deezer, Juke and High-Res Audio in the U.S. and will stream France’s Qobuz when it launches later this year in the U.S.
With Spotify Connect, consumers hand off Spotify-playlist streaming from a smartphone as they enter the house to a network-connected home audio product, which begins playing the Spotify playlist right where it left off when the home product is turned on.
Spotify also promotes Spotify Connect as reducing battery drain on mobile devices because consumers don’t have to stream Spotify from a mobile device app over Bluetooth or Wi-Fi to a home audio system.
With a Bluesound system, Spotify content can be streamed to multiple networked Bluesound speakers at a time, the company said.
Spotify Premium subscribers will be able to stream Spotify through their Bluesound systems starting July 1 after installing a software update and upgrading to a new Android or iOS app on their mobile device, which acts as a Bluesound system controller.
Spotify’s library consists of more than 20 million songs organized into curated or personal playlists.