We’re big fans of Logitech’s line of Squeezebox streaming audio devices, and today the company announced that it had partnered with Last.fm to add the social music service to its existing bevy of online streaming options.
Owners of the Logitech Squeezebox Duet (see our coverage), Squeezebox Classic or the high-end Transporter network music systems who are based in the U.S., UK or Germany will be able to access Last.fm’s music catalog through their home stereo systems. Users will be able to listen to Last.fm Internet radio stations based on artist or genre, as well as stream personalized stations created based on their listening habits — thanks to Last.fm’s “scrobbling capability” which debuted on Squeezebox earlier this year.
In a written statement Martin Stiksel, Last.fm Co-Founder, said, “It’s something of a milestone to be offering the Last.fm streaming music experience for the first time on a hardware device, and we’re pleased to be reaching that milestone with Logitech. Last.fm is now no longer limited to your computer, and this marks another step toward giving music fans access to Last.fm’s unparalleled music services anywhere and everywhere they go.”
While Logitech’s Robin Selden is quoted as saying: “Now users can create custom radio stations and playlists from any of the audio tracks in Last.fm’s music library and thanks to Logitech’s network music systems, people can enjoy that music anywhere in their home.”
Last.fm isn’t the first online music service to land on Squeezbox, which already supports Pandora, Rhapsody and Slacker.