Deezer: Cast function extends 360 Reality Audio to speakers


Previously, subscribers to Deezer HiFi could only listen to Sony 360 reality music through their headphones. A new cast function in the “360 by Deezer” app now also enables the spatial sound to be transmitted to the two 360-reality audio-compatible Sony speakers SRS-RA5000 or SRS-RA3000.

Deezer HiFi users have to open the app “360 by Deezer” for the transfer, select their desired track and select the “Cast” symbol in the upper right corner. Deezer users who do not have the wireless, Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa-enabled Sony speakers SRS-RA5000, which houses seven drivers, or the smaller SRS-RA3000, can play music via the “360 by Deezer” -App also transferred to other, regular loudspeakers, but then only in normal sound quality without object-based 360 spatial sound technology from Sony.

With 360 Reality Audio from Sony, individual sound sources such as vocals, choir, piano, guitar, bass or the live audience in the background can be inserted into a spherical 360-degree sound field, so that a spatial impression is created on headphones or speakers.

Music has to be re-mastered

The pieces of music with 360 Reality Audio all have to be new can be mastered to achieve a suitable, spatial sound. The range of music titles that are also available in this format is increasing steadily, but is still far below the number of around 73 million music titles that are available for streaming music. In the app, Deezer also offers editorial 360 playlists and live performances in 360 Reality Audio, for example by Dua Lipa, Anne-Marie and Circa Waves.

The new cast function in the “360 by Deezer” app is now available worldwide for Android and iOS. A Deezer HiFi subscription is required to use “360 by Deezer”. Since spring, Deezer has also been offering the HiFi subscription as a family subscription for 19.99 euros per month.