Onkyo and Pioneer have confirmed that they will be releasing a free firmware updates throughout the month of August to add Deezer support to a large number of their AV receivers and networked audio devices. Deezer is one of the most popular subscription-based, streaming music services, with access to a library of more than 53 million songs.

On top of the existing tiers of Deezer’s service, the upcoming firmware updates will also enable access to a brand new option… Deezer Hifi. Subscribing to this means it is possible for owners to listen to CD quality, lossless (16bit / 44.1kHz) FLAC music files, with Deezer currently providing 36 million tracks.

Owners can also use the “Flow” facility to listen to a personalised soundtrack. This creates a bespoke soundtrack, based on the user’s listening tastes. “Flow” doesn’t just include known favourites, but also introduces selected new songs, helping the listener to discover exciting new artists.

Products that will support Deezer Hifi via a forthcoming firmware update include Onkyo AV Receivers: TX-RZ3100, TX-RZ1100, TX-RZ830, TX-RZ820, TX-RZ810, TX-RZ730, TX-RZ720, TX-RZ710, TX-NR686, TX-NR676E, TX-NR656, TX-NR575E, TX-NR474, HT-S9800THX, PR-RZ5100. Onkyo 2ch Stereo Receivers: TX-8270, TX-8250, LS5200, TX-L20D. Onkyo  Network CD Receiver CR-N775. Onkyo Network Players: NS-6170, NS-6130, NCP-302. Onkyo Dolby Atmos Soundbar LS7200 and Onkyo Network Stereo Receiver R-N855. The Pioneer products that will have the update available include: AV Receivers SC-LX901, SC-LX801, SC-LX701, SC-LX501, SC-LX502, VSX-LX503, VSX-LX303, VSX-LX302, VSX-1131, VSX-933, VSX-932, VSX-832, VSX-831, VSX-S520D, VSX-S520. 2ch Stereo Receivers: SX-N30AE and SX-S30DAB. Network Players: N-70AE, N-50AE, N-30AE, NC-50DAB. Network CD Receivers: XC-HM86D, X-HM86D, X-HM76D, X-HM76.  Network Music Systems FS-W50 and FS-W40. Wireless Streaming Speakers MRX-5 and MRX-3.

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