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Sonos amps up streaming options with 7digital integration

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by James Laird
, 14 Jan 2013News
Sonos amps up streaming options with 7digital integration

Owners of Sonos wireless HiFi systems now have more music than ever at their disposal, after the high-end audio manufacturer entered into a global paternship with popular cloud-based content platform 7digital.

The tie-up sees the 7digital service become a fully integrated feature of the Sonos Controller app, allowing users to wirelessly purchase, access, and stream music from the cloud to their living room, provided they have the necessary Sonos hardware installed.

To find the new content option, simply go to the "More Music" tab on your Sonos Controller and you'll see the 7digital icon sitting alongside the likes of Rdio, Napster by Rhapsody, and Last.fm. Click on it to initiate the sign-in process - new users will have to go to the Sonos website to subscribe.

"We strive to stream all the music on earth in the format a customer wants," said Kristen Bender, a senior product manager at Sonos.

"7digital adds another outstanding option for accessing music from the cloud to stream in the home and we are happy to have them available to our customers in so many countries around the world," she added.

The service is currently available across most of Europe, including the UK and Ireland, as well as in the United States. It is compatible with the full Sonos range, and additional territories are "on the horizon" according to an official statement.

The news represents the latest high-profile partnership for 7digital, whose music applications are now available across a wide range of connected devices. Back in October 2012, it was announced that the London-based firm would power music on RIM's forthcoming BlackBerry 10 OS, and it also has deals in place for Windows Phone handsets and Windows 8 PC devices.

Sonos, meanwhile, recently launched a new Controller app for iOS, making it possible to control your music straight from your iPhone 5 or iPad mini.

For more, check out Riyad Emeran's review of the Sonos Sub - or why not step out and question the future of the music streaming industry?

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