Yamaha integrates Napster Streaming Music Service in its AVENTAGE AV receiver and the RX-V series

31/10/2012 [Audio & Visual]

Yamaha integrates Napster Streaming Music Service in its AVENTAGE AV receiver and the RX-V series

With multiple streams of music and direct access to over 15 million songs, customers can personalise their music experience throughout their home

London, 31 October 2012: The online music streaming service Napster is now available on selected Yamaha AV and AVENTAGE RX-V receivers.

The entire Napster offer can be used directly on the receiver's remote or via the Yamaha smartphone app, including access to over 15 million music tracks. In addition users have access to hundreds of pre-programmed radio channels, new music releases, the Napster charts and recommendations as well as an ’artist radio’ feature, which automatically creates playlists that match the individual taste in music of the user. Specially designed playlists, favourite artists, albums or individual tracks can be stored and heard in the user archive "My Music". The service also provides access to Napster exclusive tracks from renowned artists and music specials.

Yamaha integrates the Napster offer in the AV receiver, the RX-V and the AVENTAGE series. The RX-V series provides an attractive entry into the world of home theatre entertainment and the Napster digital music service integration offers users a wide selection of music on a sophisticated home entertainment system. The AVENTAGE models are designed for the best picture and sound experience in your own home. Thanks to sophisticated DSP technology the receivers offer excellent tone, bringing a high fidelity Napster experience into the home. A fifth base and new technologies such as ART Wedge reduce unwanted vibrations - the ideal base for optimal sound development.

With its high sensitive microphone, the YPAO (Yamaha Parametric Room Acoustic Optimizer) automatic calibration system calibrates the connected speakers perfectly within the room.

In terms of quality, the AVENTAGE series goes a step further: For this receiver Yamaha used particularly distinctive, hand selected components. A fifth base and new technologies such as ART Wedge reduce unwanted vibrations - the ideal basis for optimal sound development. The Napster feature is available on all AV receivers in the AVENTAGE series and the RX-V673 and RX-V773 models from the RX-V series also support the music streaming service.

Yamaha receiver owners are given a free 30 days trial when registering for the Napster service.* For more information, visit: napster.co.uk/yamaha . In the future Yamaha plans to integrate the Napster service onto other devices in its portfolio.
Notes to Editors *Users may need to update the firmware on the device before being able to access the Napster service.
About Napster
Napster is one of Europe’s leading premium subscription digital music services. Owned and operated by U.S.-based Rhapsody International Inc., Napster combines the iconic history of one of the most recognizable digital music brands in the world with the vast experience and technological platform of the first subscription music service, Rhapsody.

Napster offers one of the world's most comprehensive online music collections with more than 15 million titles from all genres. The company has licensing agreements with all major music labels as well as hundreds of independent labels. Napster provides its service in two tiers: Flat rate and Napster + Mobile. Subscribers to the Flat rate service can discover and play music online through Napster radio channels, and social media with playlists, recommendations and tips from the Napster music editorial staff. Napster + Mobile frees Napster from the desktop and provides access to your music anywhere, via free apps for Apple's mobile iOS and Android-based mobile devices. The Napster subsidiaries exist in Luxembourg, the UK and Germany, with a team based in Frankfurt am Main. Rhapsody, Napster, and their respective logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of Rhapsody International Inc.

For more information visit:

Company contact Napster:  Thorsten Schliesche - Thorsten.Schliesche@napster.de

Press contact Napster:  Nicole Littlewood  - Nicole@escapadepr.com

Press contact Yamaha:

Michael Geise
Yamaha Music Europe GmbH
Siemensstrasse 22-34   
D-25462 Rellingen  
Fon +49 (0)4101 - 303 0   
Fax +49 (0)4101 - 303 77 512   
Email m.geise@yamaha.de

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