I would be so great to have DLNA support in Spotify, both in the desktop and mobile versions. There should be a simple "Play To" feature so music can be played on the living room stereo and controlled from a mobile device without the use of a combination of desktop computer, JamCast, 2Player, WD TV live box ect. It could be combined with AirPlay support, but I'm using a Windows/Android setup myself. Hope people (and Spotify) will support this feature soon - it would really take Spotify to the next level at home!
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I no longer use iTunes since I really like Spotify AirPlay service. But I had to use it for testing purpose lately and... I was surpised that iTunes actually send metadata to my AirPlay reciever allowing my TV to display artist, album, song title and thumbnail!
It would be great if Spotify do the same 🙂
As Apple docs said (http://bit.ly/TEzb00)
Your audio may be playing on a big-screen home theater system or on a sound system with an LCD display. Your app gives a better user experience if you provide metadata that can be shown on the AirPlay device’s display, such as the artist name, song title, and album art.
Add metadata by passing a dictionary into the setNowPlayingInfo method of MPNowPlayingInfoCenter . The MPNowPlayingInfoCenter class is part of the MediaPlayer framework, but works with all playback frameworks, including MediaPlayer , AVFoundation , and AudioQueue .
In addition to providing the usual song information strings, you should also pass in the playback rate, elapsed time, and media item duration. The playback device can use the duration and playback rate to create a progress bar. Update the elapsed time and playback rate whenever the playback rate changes.
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Pioneer offers four receivers that are similar and they are as follows: VSX-1021, VSX-51, VSX-52, VSX-53. Also, the receivers offer the following features: DLNA, Wi-FI, AirPlay, and Vtuner. By adding a Spotify firmware upgrade each of the above receivers could become Spotify enabled allowing one to listen to Spotify through their home stereo with out using a USB or hard wire connection.
Pioneer has already released Spotify firmware updates on their most recent, including some 2013 and newer, line of AV receivers. How hard could it be to offer the same scripts on slightly older Pioneer receivers? It should be a fairly-low level of effort to enable the receivers depicted above to work with Spotify since several Pioneer new receivers with similar features are Spotify enabled today.
Lastly, Spotify would gain an increase in subscribers and market share which in turn would lead to higer revenue generation .
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