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LG brings Spotify to its 2013 smart Blu-ray players and cinema systems

LG has announced that popular music streaming service Spotify will be available on its 2013 range of smart Blu-ray players and home cinema systems. 

Spotify Premium subscribers will be able to sign in and access their playlists through their TV sets using LG’s Smart platform. 

The Smart platform lets you navigate LG menus and devices using the Nintendo Wii-style Magic Remote peripheral or if you’d prefer, use the LG Magic second screen app on your Android phone.

LG brings Spotify to its 2013 smart Blu-ray players and cinema systems
A bit of Blu-ray Charles anyone? Spotify is headed to LG’s 2013 range of smart Blu-ray players and home cinema systems

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If you’ve got an Android phone and you’re a Spotify subscriber chances are you’re already making good use of the excellent Spotify app for Android, meaning you’ll be able to easily create Spotify lists on your small screen and then have them play through the superior speakers of your big one. 

LG devices supported include LG’s high-end BP9430PW which boasts an industry-leading 9.1 channel sound system. Perfect for those party moments when you want to kick things up a notch with an immaculately constructed playlist…

Spotify joins a number of on-demand streaming services on LG’s smart platform including BBC iPlayer, Netflix and Lovefilm. 

Craig West, head of marketing for LG UK, said: “LG’s Smart platform provides unparalleled choice for consumers and the addition of Spotify demonstrates LG’s continued commitment to growing the brand’s Smart offering for consumers. We are confident that LG Smart media owners will enjoy these latest services, as well as the fantastic updates we have planned for the rest of the year.” 

No word on what these other updates and services will entail just yet – perhaps if the rumours about Spotify expanding into video on-demand are true we’ll see this landing on LG’s smart Blu-ray players too.

LG’s 2013 products that will benefit from the Spotify app, available from April, are as follows:

  • BH9430PW
  • BH7530TW
  • BH7430P
  • BH7130C
  • BH6730S
  • BH6430P
  • BH6230S
  • BP730
  • BP630
  • BP530R

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