Originally Posted by JMak00
What a drag. Love how Denon advertises spotify service but you have to subscribe and pay for premium to use it. What a shame.
So do I have to subscribe to the premium spotify service in order to see my Denon avr in the spotify app on my phone?
Forget it...too much hassle paying for this nonsense.
"batpig's" comments are accurate (in my opinion). The Spotify label on the front of the AVR (present, at least, on my X2100W) and the inclusion in the Owner's Manual with no internal app is simply marketing Spotify and likely means Spotify paid Denon to have that label on the unit and include the information in the manual. And it allows Denon to market "Spotify" as part of it's AVR and catch the Spotify consumer's attention when they're shopping for an AVR.
As mentioned, the manual is explicit that a Spotify Connect subscription is required to use Spotify in conjunction with the AVR. If you read it the entire description of the "Spotify Connect Function" is totally generic. It says:
"Spotify is the world’s most popular streaming service. If you subscribe to
Spotify Premium, you can control your new speaker with your phone or
tablet. Because Spotify is built-in to your speaker, you can still take calls or
use other apps - the music never stops.
To try Spotify Premium free for 30 days, or learn more about Connect,
please go to www.spotify.com/connect
"Your new speaker?" Really? I think these are AVRs, not speakers. So this was likely a generic marketing blurb prepared by Spotify for inclusion by Denon in their manual, or the Denon author of the words doesn't understand what they're saying and/or is not a technical writer. I think it is the former. The Spotify Connect function section, except for the diagram, is about the most "non-technical" in the entire manual. Even the "Playing Spotify music with this unit" section is totally generic.