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Qualcomm has signed new hardware and software partners for its AllPlay media streaming platform as the vendor looks to realize its vision of universal media streaming. Qualcomm announced that AllPlay is now certified with Spotify Connect, which means that you can now stream Spotify over Wi-Fi using an AllPlay-compatible device to several speakers in the home. AllPlay already supports other streaming services such as iHeartRadio, Napster, and Rhapsody.

Qualcomm also mentioned that it is partnering with Monster in integrating AllPlay support into the vendor's SoundStage wireless speakers, as well as offering support for Fon's Gramofon streaming box, which is set to go on sale later this year. In addition, Qualcomm is making the AllPlay Click SDK publicly available, which should bring additional services to the platform.

AllPlay is built atop Qualcomm's AllJoyn open source software framework, through which the hardware vendor is aiming to provide a common platform for connecting IoT devices.

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Qualcomm's AllPlay platform gains Spotify support

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My take is, universal streaming by all means, as long as it's available in 24/96, and if from Spotify, or any other online service, so far it won't be. How about 16/44, then WIMP or Qobuz could be an alternative. Where are the AllPlay specs?

I visited Qualcomm's AllPlay site. They bury the specs, which probably means they won't be impressive. It's all "watch it in action" "if you're a developer stay ahead of the curve." Listing the specs are beyond them. Lame, very lame.

OK, so after digging around a while, I found according to http://mygamingtalk.com forum, AllPlay can handle lossless 24-bit/192 kHz music in formats such as FLAC, WAV, AIFF and ALAC. OK, so that sound promising. Now integrate it with home cinema apps as well and we're all set to go.