As many of you know Folk Radio UK partnered with Deezer in 2012 through whom we offer a radio channel that we curate independently (you can listen to it here). This week Deezer have announced an exclusive major global partnership with Sonos, one of the world’s leading brands in high end audio hardware. The partnership will see the launch of Deezer Elite, the first High-Resolution Audio (HRA) music streaming service available to a global audience. See the full press release extract below:
Deezer, the premier digital streaming music service, and Sonos®, an innovator in wireless home audio products, today announced an exclusive partnership that will bring streaming High-Resolution Audio (HRA) to music lovers around the world. Deezer’s product “Deezer Elite” is the first global HRA streaming service available to consumers and it’s offered exclusively through Sonos, a system of smart speakers that let you stream all your favorite music to any room in your home in high fidelity sound. As part of the global launch, US consumers can access a Deezer product on their Sonos system for the first time ever (Deezer Elite will first be available in the US on September 15th through Sonos and Home Integrators, followed by a global rollout).
Music quality has gone backwards from vinyl to CDs to MP3s and Deezer Elite reverses that trend. For the very first time, music lovers everywhere can stream music with the depth and richness of what the artist intended. Deezer Elite subscribers can choose from Deezer’s 35 million track library and stream FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec) files at a standard of 1,411 kbps or higher in any room, or multiple rooms together through Sonos speakers and components.
“Deezer has built a global audience of over 16 million people by meeting the many needs of music consumers. Audio enthusiasts no longer have to choose between a streaming service and high quality audio, with Deezer Elite they can have both for the first time,” said Tyler Goldman, CEO of Deezer North America. “We are focused on super-serving the needs of underserved market segments to continue to grow the music streaming category.”
Keep up with developments and news here: http://blog.deezer.com/