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New MediaTek MT8507 Connected Audio SoC Receives Spotify Certification

High-performance remote speaker solution supports Spotify Connect, providing seamless and easy streaming of music globally

Oct 17, 2014   20:43 IST 
New Delhi, Delhi, India

MediaTek today 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 General Manager 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.


Key features of MT8507:

Provides exceptional power of over 1440 DMIPS based on ARM® Cortex®-A7 core with L2 cache and Floating Point Unit (FPU)

Supports Dolby® TrueHD decoding and DTS Digital Surround™ decoding enabling high quality digital-based surround sound

Highly integrated SoC supporting HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) built into HDMI 1.4 standard and HDMI repeater function


About MediaTek Inc.

MediaTek is a pioneering fabless semiconductor company, and a market leader in cutting-edge Systems on Chip for wireless communications and connectivity, HDTV, DVD and Blu-ray. MediaTek created the world's first True Octa-core™ smartphone platform with LTE and our CorePilot™ technology releasing the full power of multi-core mobile processors. Through MediaTek Labs™, the company is creating a worldwide ecosystem in support of device creation, application development and services based around MediaTek offerings. With an emphasis on enabling technology for the masses and not the chosen, everyone can be an Everyday Genius®. MediaTek [TSE:2454] is headquartered in Taiwan and has offices worldwide.


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About Spotify:

Spotify is an award-winning digital music service that gives you on-demand access to over 20 million tracks. Our dream is to make all the world’s music available instantly to everyone, wherever and whenever you want it. Spotify makes it easier than ever to discover, manage and share music with your friends, while making sure that artists get a fair deal. Spotify is now available in 58 markets globally with more than 40 million active users, and over 10 million paying subscribers. Since its launch in Sweden in 2008, Spotify has driven more than US$1bn to rights holders. Spotify is now the second biggest source of digital music revenue for labels in Europe, and the biggest and most successful music streaming service of its kind globally.


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