Friday, October 17, 2014

MediaTek MT8507 connected audio SoC receives Spotify certification

TAIWAN: MediaTek announced that its Connected Audio System on Chip (SoC), MT8507, is certified with Spotify Connect. It supports an enhanced home audio experience that lets end users play millions of tracks seamlessly through their speakers and smart TVs, using the Spotify app on their mobile or tablet as a remote.
“We’re pleased to add MediaTek as one of our partners in our ever growing ecosystem. Spotify Connect is a relatively new feature that we’ve added into our arsenal just over a year ago,” said Mikael Ericsson, director of Product, Home & Automotive of Spotify.

“With MediaTek’s technological expertise in both audio products and smart TVs, this partnership will surely help us further our goal to provide a seamless and hassle free home music listening experience controlled from your Spotify application to every music fan on the planet.”

MT8507 is the first MediaTek Connected Audio SoC to support Spotify connectivity. Based on ARM® Cortex®-A7 processer, the SoC enables speakers to surpass the aggressive performance standards of Spotify Connect by cutting the latency almost in half as compared with the requirements. With the high-performance of MT8507, users will enjoy their music through the speakers disruption-free.

“We are committed to delivering high-performance, accessible and easy to use technology to consumers, including a wide range of quality solutions such as chipsets for smart TVs, audio devices and wireless connectivity to provide users with a complete connected experience,” said Joe Chen, SVP and GM of MediaTek's Home Entertainment Business Unit.

“Spotify is one of the world’s most popular music streaming services, and we’re happy to support it in our SoCs as we continue to create technology that deliver a great experience for everyone around the world.”

MT8507 has already entered into mass production. Consumers may expect MediaTek-powered speakers with Spotify Connect capabilities to hit the market before the end of year.

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