Pioneer has released a firmware update enabling Chromecast built-in wireless audio streaming on selected home hi-fi components, AV receivers, home theatre systems and network speaker systems manufactured in 2016 or later.
This update will allow users to stream music, internet radio and podcasts from popular online services accessed via smart devices. Devices must be connected to the same wireless network and apps must be Chromecast-enabled to enjoy the Chromecast built-in experience.
The Chromecast built-in platform links compatible apps on Android phones and tablets, iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, Chromebook, and Chrome browser on Mac, Windows and Linux PCs to Pioneer components over 5GHz/2.4GHz WiFi. Sampling transmission rates of up to 48kHz maintain the original fidelity of the source without compression.
There is no initial setup required to connect and stream and users are free to make and receive calls, as well as run other applications without interrupting playback. The update will also allow owners to use voice-control for streaming playback on their newly updated components when using Google Home or other as-yet-unreleased Google Assistant devices.
The firmware update is available for the following Pioneer products: SC-LX901, SC-LX701, SC-LX501, VSX-1131, VSX-932, VSX-832, VSX-831, VSX-S520D, VSX-S520, SXS30DAB, NC-50DAB, N-30AE, FS-W50, FS-W40, X-HM86D, X-HM76 and MRX-3
Discover Chromecast-enabled apps at g.co/cast/audioapps. For more information on Chromecast built-in, please visit https://www.google.com/chromecast/built-in/
Pioneer is distributed in Australia by Powermove Distribution.
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