Enjoy Deezer on your connected audio device 

Blog_post_visuel_AudioV2In our effort to make the music you love as accessible as possible, we’re pleased to announce new partnerships with audio manufacturers Cabasse, Onkyo and Bluesound. These integrations mean that you can enjoy your favourite tracks in outstanding audio quality, for a music experience that will satisfy all the audiophiles out there.

You can also enjoy Deezer on the following devices: Sonos Audio Systems, the High Resolution Audio Range by Sony, Samsung Wireless Audio Multiroom, Simple Audio Music Streamers, Philips Audio Systems, BIG JAMBOX by Jawbone, NuVo Wireless Audio Systems, and Squeezebox by Logitech.

Find out more on our device page.

Deezer rated as best streaming service in Sweden

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Shortly after launching in Sweden, partnering with mobile operator Tre, we’ve come out on top in a recent comparative review of streaming services conducted by respected Swedish tech blog, Lajka.se. We’re thrilled to have beat market leaders Wimp and Sweden’s own Spotify to the coveted top spot, proving that having a home advantage isn’t everything.The article championed our sophisticated design, wide availability on different platforms and devices, and our extensive range of in-apps. Thanks for the thumbs-up Lajka!

Here’s what our Partnership Manager for Sweden, Alex Esser, had to say: “Spotify has done a fantastic job introducing streaming to the masses, especially in its home country. However, it’s exciting for us to see that Deezer is now rated as a better service in Sweden and, as a result, we’re welcoming more and more Swedish users to Deezer everyday.”

“We’re committed to offering a streaming service that gives people something extra. For example, we understand that in Sweden we have to focus a little more on electronic music, indie acts and female artists as this is what our users want. Through our extensive team of editors, we’re focussed on taking the time to understand what Swedish music lovers want and it’s good to see it’s paying off here.”

In the Lajka.se review Deezer proudly topped the podium with nine out of ten points. Natives Spotify took second place while Norwegian Wimp came in third position. Read the full comparison here (in Swedish).

 

 

Redesigned edjing app with Deezer integration

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We’re pleased to announce that we’ve taken our collaboration with edjing, the world’s first DJ app, one step further with the launch of edjing’s brand new app. Now you can play with the entire Deezer catalogue and mix to your heart’s content on the more social, more intelligent, and more intuitive edjing app. A range of new features radically improve your overall experience:

  • ‘‘edjing World’’: the social network for edjers, connecting you with other aspiring DJs all over the world and helping you to share and discover new mixes.
  • ‘‘Global Search’’: this feature gives you instant access to more than 50 million tracks in one click – browsing everything Deezer, iTunes and SoundCloud have to offer.
  • Redesigned interface: the attractive new design means seamless navigation through all the latest features.

What’s more, the new app grants improved access to more social sharing features, unlimited Cloud storage space, and a ‘‘current playlist’’.

Daniel Marhely, founder and CTO of Deezer, said: ‘‘When we first partnered with edjing over two years ago, we had the common goal of giving new opportunities to aspiring DJs and refreshing tired old mixing techniques. Today, we want to take this even further providing music fans with increasingly innovative features, while helping them to discover more of the music they love.’’

Jean-Baptiste Hironde, CEO of edjing, added: ‘‘In 2012, edjing and Deezer had the ambition to innovate in the music track-mixing field. That’s what we’ve done since then. As from today, with the new edjing, users will enjoy an even richer DJing experience. With these evolutions and the optimised Deezer integration, edjing remains the most powerful DJ app currently on the market.’’

The app is available for iOS, Android, Amazon and Windows 8 devices. For more information, go to the edjing site.

Exclusive Kyary Pamyu Pamyu app

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Today sees the release of “Pika Pika Fatajin”, the third album from J-Pop sensation Kyary Pamyu Pamyu (きゃりーぱみゅぱみゅ). An idol in her native Japan, the “Harajuku Pop Princess” started out as a fashion blogger and model and has spent the past 3 years rising to the top of the charts in Asia and beyond.

To celebrate this release we’ve created a very special app that lets you explore the world of Kyary Pamyu Pamyu. Besides showcasing her brand new album, the app includes an interview with the artist and an exclusive playlist of songs that inspire her. Want to know why Kyary Pamyu Pamyu is known as Japan’s Lady Gaga? Check out her biography, latest photos and video clips to see for yourself!

 

Deezer is now integrated with Google’s Chromecast

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Today we’re pleased to announce our integration with Google’s Chromecast, seamlessly uniting music, mobile, and TV for the ultimate home entertainment experience. Using the latest version of the Deezer app, as a Premium+ subscriber you will now be able to access all the features you love on your TV using Chromecast.

The integration includes the introduction of a new feature which allows multiple Deezer users to interact with the app on one TV at the same time. You can combine your own favourite tracks with those of your friends, along with recommendations from the Deezer Editors. No more fighting over what to play next – simply use your mobile like a remote control to navigate the Deezer app and find your favourite artists. In addition, a new optimised design puts cover art firmly in the spotlight, meaning your music has never sounded, or looked, better!

Daniel Marhely, founder, Deezer said: “We want music fans to enjoy music discovery without limits. We are already available on more devices than anyone else and believe that by integrating with Chromecast we can break down musical barriers even further.“

Download the Deezer app for iPhone and Android, plug in your Chromecast to the HDMI port on your TV, and start casting your favourite music!

Deezer for Chromecast is available from 25th June to Premium+ subscribers in the following countries: Brazil, South Korea, Australia, Canada, Switzerland, Belgium, Netherlands, Finland, Sweden, Norway, France, Germany, England, Spain, and Portugal.

New Deezer app sounds better than ever

 

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Upcoming versions of our iPhone and Android apps will feature enhanced audio quality (up to 320kbps) for Premium+ subscribers, meaning incredible audio no matter where you are, along with other exciting new features.

Our updated iPhone app also introduces crossfading and an equaliser, giving you ultimate control over how your music sounds. With the equaliser you can pick from a range of audio presets that best suit the type of music you’re listening to, from rock to classical. Audiophiles everywhere rejoice!

IMPORTANT: This update will clear your synced music, so in order to listen offline you’ll have to resync your favourite albums and playlists once the update is complete. Trust us, it’ll be worth it!

Deezer Young Guns 2014 Results

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And the results are in! Deezer Young Guns is an international competition to highlight brilliant emerging artists from around the world. Our Editors selected 27 local artists they thought deserved recognition, and from those, 4 finalists were chosen by a Deezer panel to be featured on the Young Guns app. It was then up to you, lovely Deezer users, to decide the winner by listening, favouriting, and adding to your library, all of which gave the artist points.

With the final scores counted last weekend, we are proud to announce that Middlemist Red, a psych rock band from Budapest, Hungary, have won Deezer Young Guns 2014! They received thousands of plays across the globe, gaining new fans from New Zealand to Peru. We see exciting times ahead for this band, and we’re glad to be there right at the start, giving them a helping hand by promoting their new EP and forthcoming album on Deezer.

For all our finalists it was the first time that they were able to reach a global audience on a streaming service, so it was exciting to see such a great reaction from new fans. Congratulations to all who took part, especially our 3 other finalists:

- The Ransom Collective, from Manilla, Philippines

- The Posterz, from Montreal, Canada

- Monte, from San Jose, Costa Rica

And lastly, big thanks to you for supporting these wonderfully talented emerging artists!

Angry Birds Exclusive Pre-release

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Angry Birds have taken their classic slingshot game to a whole new level with the release of a free role-playing game, Angry Birds Epic. Released worldwide on 12th June 2014, the game involves turn-based combat and an object crafting system. To celebrate, we’ve got an exclusive pre-release of the Angry Birds Epic soundtrack, featuring fast-paced brass-heavy tunes and catchy melodies with the occasional epic rock guitar solo thrown in for good measure. If the game itself is anything like the soundtrack, expect a hearty dose of fun and adventure.

Head of Audio at Rovio, Ilmari Hakkola said: “Music has always been an essential part of gaming. Even more so now that games and music have both gone mobile. We wanted to share the great soundtrack of Angry Birds Epic with the world and Deezer was a perfect platform for this.”

Games and music go hand in hand, with music significantly adding to the atmosphere of a game. The right notes at a crucial time can put you on the edge of your seat, your heart racing as you defeat the baddies. And some game tunes have become classics, even outside of the gaming community.

With a huge catalogue of game music available on Deezer, you don’t have to be in play to enjoy classic tunes from the games of your childhood or the latest game soundtracks. Get your gamer geek on with our playlists below!

Contemporary games playlist

Classic games playlist, including originals and remixes

Bang and Olufsen Smart TVs

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We are proud to announce that Deezer is now available on Bang and Olufsen smart televisions, including the incredibly stylish BeoVision 11, BeoVision 12 New Generation, BeoSystem 4 and BeoPlay V1.

Bang and Olufsen customers all over the world will now be able to enjoy 30 million tracks in jaw-dropping audio quality at the click of a remote control. Head over to Bang and Olufsen to learn more.

Deezer is also available on smart tvs from Sony, Samsung, LG, Toshiba, Western Digital, Panasonic, Philips, and NetRange. Find out more on our Device page.

 

Deezer’s Alternative Eurovision

Love it or hate it, the biggest international song competition is coming to a television near you this weekend. If you’re hoping to escape the kitsch-fest, we have the perfect antidote. Our European Editors have assembled some of the best music coming out of Hungary, Austria, Greece and beyond in our own Alternative Eurovision playlist.

The playlist of 23 tracks highlights some of the most exciting artists in our Editors’ libraries, from the infectious beat of Hungary’s anthemic track ‘Together’, by Ivan & The Parazol, to the sultry tones of ‘Circus’, a quiet mix of post-rock, synth pop and electro, courtesy of German sibling duo Hundreds. In addition, Austria’s Left Boy delivers a surprisingly fresh approach to a well-defined genre, fusing his rap, vocal and production skills in ‘Time And Again’, while The Voice semi-finalist Yuri Melkov will steal your heart in his duet with fellow Cypriot Helena Paparizou, ‘Kenourgia Agapi’. Over in the UK our Editors chose to highlight emerging artist Javeon, cut from the same cloth as his label-mate Jessie Ware, with his song “Intoxicated”. He would certainly take home douze points from us.

Here’s what some of our Editors had to say about their selections:

Calm After The Storm – The Common Linnets (Netherlands)

“Well-known Dutch artists Ilse DeLange and Waylon combine powers with their new project ‘The Common Linnets’ to re-discover the basics of true country music. Shortly after premiering their single ‘Calm After The Storm’ on national television, they stormed the iTunes charts. Now it’s just a matter of time before they take over the rest of Europe” – Steijn, Deezer Editor Netherlands.

Blue – We Cut Corners (Ireland) 

“We Cut Corners’ blustering indie-rock with pop sensibilities come in short, sharp shocks and definitely pack a punch, making them our pick. We think Europe, and the rest of the world, will fall in love with them too” – James, Deezer Editor Ireland.

Agua Que No Has De Beber – Maria Rodes (Spain) 

“María Rodés set out to create a compilation album of movie songs. She recorded a highly personal tribute to Spanish music, and at the same time managed to create a new musical genre: twenty-first century ‘copla’. From her new album María Canta Copla we have chosen the song ’Agua que no has de beber’, popularised by Sara Montiel in the film ‘La Violetera’” – Fran, Deezer Editor Spain.

Secrets – Royal Bravada (Italy) 

“Strongly influenced by Brit-pop and indie rock, this 5-piece was born in 2012 and has since grown steadily, with a strong fanbase. After a year of intense work they released their first album, with an aim to be the soundtrack of a young generation that loves to dance, sing, laugh and cry through life’s everyday trials” – Paola, Deezer Editor Italy. 

 

Enjoy the entire playlist below (drinking games optional)!