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Qualcomm Expands AllPlay Smart Media Platform Reach, Working with Hardware and Service Companies to Launch New AllPlay-powered Devices and Support from Additional Streaming Audio Services

Monster®, Spotify, FON and AllPlay Click SDK Availability Among the Expansions in the Wireless Whole Home Audio Ecosystem

SAN DIEGO and BERLIN, Sept. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Qualcomm Connected Experiences, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) has announced the general availability of its AllPlay Click Software Development Kit (SDK). Furthermore, several major hardware and content providers have announced launches relating to the Qualcomm® AllPlay™ smart media platform. The AllPlay ecosystem allows manufacturers to develop and offer consumers the seamless streaming of high-quality local and cloud-based content with high performance Wi-Fi connectivity, including support for Spotify Connect. A broad array of audio equipment manufacturers, networking companies and streaming music services have AllPlay products or services available today or have announced plans to release them this year – including Monster, FON, Astro Player, Digital Audio Recording FM (DAR FM), RecoChoku, Style Jukebox, Wahwah, WiMP and Qualcomm AllPlay Radio powered by TuneIn.

"It is our goal to continue to bring interoperability and choice not only to our consumers, but also to other leaders in the audio industry," said Rob Chandhok, President of Qualcomm Connected Experiences. "We have set out to expand our media platform so that as many developers and brands as possible can participate in this ecosystem. This not only drives the audio industry forward, but continues to provide the choice and flexibility consumers are looking for."

Specifically, Qualcomm Connected Experiences is unveiling the results of collaborations with several manufacturers and developers on new AllPlay-related hardware and services.

  • New to the AllPlay hardware ecosystem are Monster, with the release of their SoundStage wireless speaker line, and FON, owner of the world's largest Wi-Fi network, which have announced that they will be adding AllPlay capability to their Gramofon cloud jukebox later this year.
  • A variety of popular music streaming services are also joining the AllPlay ecosystem. AllPlay is now Spotify Connect certified, and Spotify users with compatible AllPlay-enabled products can now enjoy this streaming media service in "party mode," sending music to several speakers in the home, instead of only one set. The Qualcomm AllPlay Radio powered by TuneIn app has launched, enabling users to experience over 100,000 live radio stations streaming from around the world, and over four million podcasts on AllPlay powered devices. Additional services including Astro Player, Digital Audio Recording FM (DAR FM), RecoChoku, Style Jukebox, Wahwah and WiMP are enabling their applications to also stream to AllPlay enabled products.
  • The AllPlay Click SDK is now publicly available to music service and media player application developers, allowing the broader app community to participate and stream from the apps these developers and music services create to one or many AllPlay-enabled devices, opening up the door for anyone to be able to participate natively in the AllPlay ecosystem.

"At Monster our engineers are committed to creating innovative products that redefine categories and to work with the most advanced technologies and companies to bring the best experience to our customers," said Noel Lee, CEO, Monster. "With SoundStage Monster, we wanted to bring an easy to use wireless streaming music experience and the AllPlay platform allows us to deliver that differentiated experience."

"The AllPlay platform is providing FON with the opportunity to make our Gramofon product even more flexible, customizable and fun for our users' needs," said Martin Varsavsky, CEO, FON. "We know they want options, and the multi-room feature provided by the AllPlay platform's integration will provide that."

"Our collaboration with Qualcomm Connected Experiences brings our home audio experience to even more music fans through a wide range of major device manufacturers," said Sten Garmark, VP of Product at Spotify. "What's more, the AllPlay platform lets device manufacturers create products that support Spotify Connect with party mode, allowing Spotify Premium users to stream directly to one or more speakers, seamlessly controlled from the Spotify applications."

The AllPlay platform is built upon the AllJoyn™ software framework, an open source software and services framework and collaborative open source project of the AllSeen Alliance. AllJoyn enables hardware manufacturers and software developers to create interoperable products that can discover, connect and communicate directly with other AllJoyn-enabled products.

For more information on AllPlay please visit www.qualcomm.com/allplay.

About Qualcomm Incorporated
Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) is a world leader in 3G, 4G and next-generation wireless technologies. Qualcomm Incorporated includes Qualcomm's licensing business, QTL, and the vast majority of its patent portfolio. Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, operates, along with its subsidiaries, substantially all of Qualcomm's engineering, research and development functions, and substantially all of its products and services businesses, including its semiconductor business, QCT. For more than 25 years, Qualcomm ideas and inventions have driven the evolution of digital communications, linking people everywhere more closely to information, entertainment and each other. For more information, visit Qualcomm's website, OnQ blog, Twitter and Facebook pages.

Qualcomm is a trademark of Qualcomm Incorporated, registered in the United States and other countries. Qualcomm AllPlay is a product of Qualcomm Connected Experiences, Inc. AllPlay is a trademark of Qualcomm Connected Experiences, Inc. Wi-Fi is a registered trademark of the Wi-Fi Alliance. AllJoyn is a trademark of Qualcomm Innovation Center, Inc.  All Qualcomm Incorporated trademarks are used with permission. Other product and brand names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

Qualcomm Contacts:
Catherine Baker, Qualcomm Connected Experiences, Inc.
Phone: 1-858-658-1301
Email: [email protected]

Emily Kilpatrick, Corporate Communications
Phone: 1-858-845-5959
Email: [email protected]

Warren Kneeshaw, Investor Relations
Phone: 1-858-658-4813
Email: [email protected]

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