Last month, Onkyo added Spotify to its home theater receivers. This month, Onkyo is offering even more home entertainment options by adding support for the AUPEO! personal radio service. The company also announced that even more Onkyo network-capable A/V receivers support Last.fm.
The AUPEO! service offers over 120 free specialized music channels. User-selected stations can be customized with “Loves” and “Bans”, and specific artists can be searched for on Artist Radio. In the mood for a sappy love song? Use the unique Mood Selector to match the music style to your mood.
Onkyo is also expanding Last.fm support to all its 2011 network receivers. Last.fm is currently available on receivers starting with the TX-NR709. Last.fm is a music recommendation service that uses a process the company calls Scrobbling. This process analyzes the songs users play most often, which songs they like the most, how much they’ve played an artist over a certain amount of time, which of their friends have similar tastes. By focusing on the music subscribers already play, Last.fm can help them discover more music.
AUPEO! and Last.fm functionality will be incorporated on all new 2011 Onkyo network receivers. A firmware upgrade for current owners of 2011 Onkyo network receivers is available. For more information, visit www.onkyousa.com.