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Deezer rolls out high quality audio service beyond Sonos

By | Published on Thursday 31 August 2017

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The Deezer geezers are expanding their high quality audio offering that was previously known as Deezer Elite.

To date the higher quality audio option has only been available for use on Sonos devices, but over the next few months the service – now known as Deezer HiFi – will be rolled out to Sony, Samsung, Yamaha, Bang & Olufsen, Onkyo, Pioneer, AudioPro and Devialet speakers too.

The expansion is part of Deezer’s alliance with Google and the tech giant’s voice-activated Google Home platform, with Deezer HiFi basically working on any speakers that have Google’s Chromecast built in.

As is the industry norm, a subscription to Deezer’s hi-def service – offering FLAC rather than MP3 quality audio – is double the price. So £19.99 a month in the UK.

Says Deezer’s VP Of Hardware Partnerships Riad Hawa: “With more and more consumers embracing voice activated services and a clear market for high quality audio, it is important that we are in a position to offer both to ensure the best possible experience. Through deepening our relationship with existing partners and expanding our product offering, we believe that we deliver just this”.



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