RUSSOUND ANNOUNCES ANOTHER ADDITION TO ITS BUILT-IN
COMPLEMENT OF AUDIO STREAMING SOURCES WITH THE ADDITION OF
NAPSTER TO THEIR MBX-AMP AND MBX-PRE AUDIO STREAMERS
Only a few months after launching the new MBX-Series of audio streamers,
Russound expands its assortment by adding the popular Music-on-Demand
Newmarket, NH – September 12th, 2019 – As one of the first audio manufacturers to
embrace streaming audio, Russound continues to expand its assortment by the addition
of its newest streaming audio partner, Napster. Napster joins the impressive list of
services that Russound offers its customers including TIDAL, Deezer, SiriusXM, SiriusXM
for Business, internet radio from TuneIn, vTuner, and Airable, as well as access to
streaming audio from Spotify Connect and almost limitless content through Chromecast,
AirPlay, and even Bluetooth.
According to Charlie Porritt, CEO for Russound, “With the launch of our newest generation
of audio streamers, the MBX-Series including the popular MBX-AMP Wi-Fi Streaming
Amplifier and the MBX-PRE Wi-Fi Streaming Audio Player, our customers have continued
to drive us to add additional streaming services and the addition of Napster with its wide
offering of subscription music to the US and other North American markets as well as to
our international customers in Europe, Latin America, and Asia is a perfect fit for our
“Napster is one of the most iconic brands in the world of audio streaming,” Porritt added
“and with the technology backbone of Rhapsody which pioneered subscription-based
audio streaming, it’s a winning combination.”
The Napster service will be made available to all MBX-PRE and MBX-AMP units through
a free, automatic firmware update due to be released in early Q4, 2019, coinciding with a
corresponding update to the MyRussound™ app for iOS and Android which will enable
users to access and control the Napster service.
Russound users will be able to access and control Napster easily from any phone or tablet
as well as through Russound’s dedicated in-wall control touchscreen, the XTSPlus.
Keypad control options for Napster are also available for users of the MBX-PRE with either
of Russound’s multiroom controller models, the MCA-66 six-source, six-zone controller or
the MCA-88, eight-source, eight-zone controller.
About Rhapsody International/Napster
Rhapsody International is a pioneer in digital music and leading provider of music streaming
technologies and services for businesses. Rhapsody operatesthe Napster platform in 33 countries
with a premium subscription service giving millions of Consumers unlimited ad-free access to
music on any device – online or offline. Napster combines the iconic history of one of the most
recognizable music brands in the world with the vast experience and technological platform of
Rhapsody International Inc., the industry’sfirstsubscription streaming service provider. Rhapsody
is headquartered in Seattle, with offices in the U.S., Europe, Asia and Latin America.
Since 1967, innovation, quality and reliability have been the pillars of the Russound® product
tradition. Located in Newmarket, N.H., Russound, a leader in multi-room audio and home
entertainment – inside and out, offers the products and expertise customers need to enjoy the
finest entertainment. With more than 50 years’ experience, Russound continues to cater to
installation professionals and their customers by pairing powerful systems using the latest
technologies with easy-to-use control systems to give customers high-performance home
entertainment at their fingertips.
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