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Onkyo rolls out FlareConnect™ firmware update to enable seamless multi-room audio streaming

Posted by Karin Cahill

21/02/18 09:12

Onkyo has rolled out its next generation, in-house developed wireless multi-room audio distribution system, FlareConnect™.

Enabled via a simple firmware upgrade, FlareConnect™* shares, distributes and synchronises music from network-attached and external audio sources (using dual-band 5 GHz / 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi®) between selected Onkyo audio-video/hi-fi components/systems and compatible wireless speakers.

FlareConnect™ allows users to enjoy effortless multi-room playback of LP records, CDs, on-demand network music services and many more music sources, from anywhere in the home.

Users can control multi-room audio, manage playback across the home and cast music to individual or grouped FlareConnect™ equipped speakers using the free-to-download Onkyo Controller app.

Playlists can be constructed via the app using the PlayQueue feature built into FlareConnect™. Music can be selected from a music server or USB memory and added into a playlist ready for continuous playback.

FlareConnect™ also offers the flexibility to change the standard ‘Master-Slave’ device assignment protocol that lies at the heart of any multi-room system. This means any suitable FlareConnect™. -equipped device, in any room, can be selected as the ‘master’ device.

* The ability to share audio from external inputs will be enabled with a firmware update available now and will vary according to model. Please consult individual product specifications for more information.

** Download free from the App Store or Google Play. The app is required to update to the latest version. 

Onkyo supported models: -

Generation 2018

TX-NR686 (Coming soon)

Generation 2017

TX-8270, TX-NR474, TX-NR575E, TX-NR676E, TX-RZ720, TX-RZ820, CS-N575D, HT-R997.

Generation 2016

TX-NR555, TX-NR656, HT-S7805 (HT-R695), TX-RZ710, TX-RZ810, TX-RZ1100, TX-RZ3100, PR-RZ5100, TX-L50, TX-L20D, LS7200, NCP-302, NS-6130, NS-6170, R-N855.

* The ability to share audio from external inputs will be enabled with a firmware update available now and will vary according to model. Please consult individual product specifications for more information.

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