Expanding its footprint in the home listening environment, Pandora this month entered into an agreement with consumer electronics maker Denon Electronics to offer its “personalized” Internet radio service via Denon’s latest wireless multi-room sound system.
The Denon sound system is called HEOS. Users connect to an existing Wi-Fi network to bring audio to various rooms with a smart device application available for iOS and Android. Pandora is being marketed as a prominent selling point; the system will also play audio from other audio sources and devices.
The HEOS product line includes three wireless multi-zone music players that carry a price tag of from $299 to $599. The app lets users control the audio throughout the home. An optional access point range extender is available, and Denon plans to add pre-amp/amp expansion products over time.
The announcement was made by Brendon Stead, Denon’s vice president of product development.