CES 2017: Pioneer & Onkyo Prep Chromecast Built-in Support

Posted Thu Jan 5, 2017 at 11:45 AM PST by
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The casting tech will be added to AV products from both companies.

Onkyo and Pioneer have announced plans to support Google's Chromecast built-in technology. The feature will be added to several network-enabled AV and stereo receivers, sound bars, and wireless speakers.

"We expect that the current trend of multi-room entertainment will continue to expand," said Nobuaki Okuda, Chief Technology Officer. "We are pleased to support Chromecast built-in with a broad range of products that meet the demand from our global customers."

Chromecast built-in tech allows customers with Chromecast-enabled AV products to use their mobile devices to stream music, radio, or podcasts, and control the audio from anywhere in the house using Cast-enabled mobile apps for iPhone, iPad, Android, Mac and Windows laptop, and Chromebook. Chromecast built-in functions will be activated through firmware updates starting this spring for select Onkyo and Pioneer products (see list below).

Here's a full rundown of Pioneer and Onkyo devices set to receive Chromecast built-in support:

Pioneer Elite A/V Receivers

- VSX-LX101

- VSX-LX301

- SC-LX501

- SC-LX701

- SC-LX801

- SC-LX901

Pioneer A/V Receivers

- VSX-S520

- VSX-831

- VSX-1131

Pioneer 2-Channel Components

- XC-HM86

- SX-S30

Pioneer Mini Stereo System

- X-HM76

Pioneer Sound Bars System

- FS-EB70

- Pioneer Wireless Speaker

- MRX-3

Onkyo A/V Receivers & Pre-Amp

- TX-NR555

- TX-NR656

- TX-NR757

- TX-RZ610

- TX-RZ710

- TX-RZ810

- TX-RZ1100

- TX-RZ3100

- PR-RZ5100

Onkyo Home Theater Systems & Sound Bars

- HT-S7800

- SBT-A500

Onkyo Wireless Speaker

- NCP-302

Beyond the Chromecast built-in announcement, Pioneer and Onkyo are currently showcasing several products at CES 2017. The lineup includes the MRX-3 and NCP-302 wireless multi-room speakers, Pioneer's next-generation XDP-300R digital audio player, Onkyo's DP-X1A digital audio player, the Onkyo SBT-A500 Network Surround Sound Bar System, and the Pioneer Elite FS-EB70 Network Sound Bar System with 360 degree DTS:X and Dolby Atmos surround sound support along with full 4K Ultra HD HDR 10 passthrough.

Source: PioneerOnkyo 

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