Posted Thu Jan 5, 2017 at 11:45 AM PST by Steven Cohen
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
Pioneer A/V Receivers
Pioneer 2-Channel Components
Pioneer Mini Stereo System
Pioneer Sound Bars System
- Pioneer Wireless Speaker
Onkyo A/V Receivers & Pre-Amp
Onkyo Home Theater Systems & Sound Bars
Onkyo Wireless Speaker
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.
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