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This article was published on August 27, 2014

Philips is the first TV manufacturer to support Spotify Connect music streaming

Philips is the first TV manufacturer to support Spotify Connect music streaming Image by: Mario Tama
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TPVision, a subsidiary of Philips, has announced that it will be the first television manufacturer to support streaming music via Spotify Connect to a Philips TV.

8109_Spotify_small2Announced today ahead of the start of the IFA trade show in Berlin next week, the integration will allow users to ‘cast’ music from the smartphone or tablet apps – and even continue doing other things on the device while the music plays on – to Android-based Philips Smart TVs.

We’re not sure exactly how many people sit down and listen to music via their TVs – a stereo is certainly a more traditional instrument for the job – but adding yet another way for paying subscribers to access music across a range of different devices can only help strengthen the appeal of the platform. The company said the new integration would arrive sometime next month.

➤ Philips TVs powered by Android™ are the first Smart TVs to feature Spotify Connect for seamless music entertainment at home [TPVision via Pocket-Lint]

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