Pioneer and Onkyo supporting Deezer HiFi

Onkyo and Pioneer are releasing firmware updates this month that  adds Deezer HiFi to much of their AV receivers and networked audio devices.

Just as Samsung announced recently, Pioneer and Onkyo are supporting the lossless version of the Deezer streaming service. Deezer is one of the most popular subscription-based streaming music services. Users have access to an impressive library of more than 53 million songs.

Owners of both Pioneer and Onkyo hardware have had access to Deezer. However, thanks to the upcoming firmware update, will soon be able to enjoy Deezer HiFi. Subscribing to this top tier enables streaming of CD quality, lossless (16bit / 44.1kHz) FLAC music files. Deezer currently offers 36 million tracks at this quality.

Deezer HiFi also offers “Flow” – a personalised soundtrack based on your listening tastes. Flow doesn’t just include known favourites, but also introduces selected new songs, helping the listener to discover exciting new artists.


Onkyo Deezer HiFi


Products that will support Deezer HiFi via a forthcoming firmware update include the following:

AV receivers

TX-RZ3100, TX-RZ1100, TX-RZ830, TX-RZ820, TX-RZ810, TX-RZ730, TX-RZ720, TX-RZ710, TX-NR686, TX-NR676E, TX-NR656, TX-NR575E, TX-NR474, HT-S9800THX, PR-RZ5100.

2 channel stereo receivers

TX-8270, TX-8250, LS5200, TX-L20D. 

Network CD receivers


Network players

NS-6170, NS-6130, NCP-302.


Dolby Atmos Soundbar LS7200.

Network Stereo Receivers


Pioneer Deezer HiFi


The Pioneer products that will have the update available include the following:

AV receivers

SC-LX901, SC-LX801, SC-LX701, SC-LX501, SC-LX502, VSX-LX503, VSX-LX303, VSX-LX302, VSX-1131, VSX-933, VSX-932, VSX-832, VSX-831, VSX-S520D, VSX-S520.

2 channel stereo receivers

SX-N30AE and SX-S30DAB.

Network players

N-70AE, N-50AE, N-30AE, NC-50DAB.

Network CD receivers

XC-HM86D, X-HM86D, X-HM76D, X-HM76.

Network music systems

FS-W50 and FS-W40.

Wireless streaming speakers

MRX-5 and MRX-3.