Philips SW750M with Spo­tify

It’s a mul­ti­room speaker with Spo­tify Connect, but is it worth your cash?

Mac Format - - RATED | KIT - Man­u­fac­turer Philips, philips.co.uk/c-m-so/spo­tify 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, Spo­tify Connect Di­men­sions 360x135x210mm 2.82kg Out­put 2x10W Clear, punchy sound No off but­ton, no aux jack

By buy­ing this 20W speaker, or its less pow­er­ful £80 SW700M sib­ling, you’re im­me­di­ately pi­geon­hol­ing your mu­sic. Th­ese speak­ers work with Spo­tify – and noth­ing else. So no AirPlay, no Blue­tooth, no 3.5mm jack. What’s more, you’ll need to be on the £9.99 Spo­tify Pre­mium tar­iff as well.

Set­ting it up isn’t straight­for­ward ei­ther. In­struc­tions are in­cluded, but this rather bor­ing piece of pa­per is un­der­mined by a glossy sheet de­mand­ing you down­load the Philips Speak­erSet app. The app told us the setup had failed, while the speaker was in fact work­ing!

Thank­fully, the ex­pe­ri­ence of us­ing and lis­ten­ing to the speaker is rather good. Although, while Spo­tify Connect is fairly in­tu­itive to use, how it works is not ob­vi­ous to all. The sound qual­ity is punchy, es­pe­cially at Ex­treme qual­ity.

The unit boasts vol­ume up/down, plus for­ward and back but­tons as well as a Play/Pause but­ton – this will re­sume the thing you were last play­ing on Spo­tify. A nice touch.

The speaker is al­ways avail­able to play, via Spo­tify Connect from the Spo­tify app on your iOS de­vice. It can also form a mul­ti­room sys­tem with other Spo­tify Connect de­vices – and you can play from your iOS de­vice to your Mac. Dan Grab­ham

It’s ex­pen­sive and has an awk­ward setup, but its real dis­ad­van­tage is that it can only be used with Spo­tify.

‘Play’ will re­sume the last song on Spo­tify – even if it was on a dif­fer­ent de­vice.

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