The Latest Firmware Update Supports 1TB cards and more Open APP Services

Astell&Kern dropped a new firmware update on August 1, enabling support for new 1TB microSD cards that are hitting the market lately. "A thousand songs in your pocket" sounds trifle by today's standards. Try x 200 that, and fitting on something no larger than the tip of your finger. The future is now folks.

There are some other major updates to come to the Astell&Kern lineup. We'll group them by models below:

SP1000, SP1000M & SE100

  • New Open APP Services added: 7Digital, Apple Music, Audiobooks from Audible, BBC iPlayer Radio, Foobar2000, IDAGIO, Last.FM, Nugs.net, Onkyo Music, Player FM, and Yandex Music.
  • 1TB microSD card support
  • Other operational stability improvements


KANN CUBE

  • New Open APP Services added: 7Digital, Apple Music, Audiobooks from Audible, BBC iPlayer Radio, Foobar2000, IDAGIO, Last.FM, Onkyo Music, Player FM, and Yandex Music.
  • *Nugs.net will not be supported on this device
  • 1TB microSD card support
  • Other operational stability improvements


SR15

  • New Open APP Services added: 7Digital, Apple Music, Audiobooks from Audible, BBC iPlayer Radio, Foobar2000, IDAGIO, Last.FM, Onkyo Music, Player FM, and Yandex Music.
  • *Nugs.net will not be supported on this device
  • 1TB microSD card support
  • Car Mode function added
  • EQ Sharing Sync function added
  • Other operational stability improvements


1TB microSD card support

About Streaming Services

The latest models are equipped with embedded hi-res streaming options of Tidal and Deezer as well as the option to add Open APP Services. Open APP Services available for download include: 

7Digital, Amazon Music, Apple Music, Audiobooks from Audible, BBC iPlayer Radio, Foobar2000, IDAGIO, Last.FM, myRadio, Nugs.net, Onkyo Music, Pandora, Player FM, Qobuz, Sirius XM, Sound Cloud, Spotify, Tidal and Tune-In Radio.

Select apps offer offline mode such as Tidal, Spotify and Amazon Music allowing you to conveniently stream while on the go.

*(Services are subject to change and/or more options may be added in the future. App availability varies by country.)


Streaming Services FAQ

What are Streaming Services?

Check out our earlier blog on APK streaming apps:

A&K DAPs - Firmware Update

Astell&Kern Players Support Android Based (APK) Streaming

CLICK HERE

How Do I Update the Firmware on my DAP?

See more info on how to update to the latest firmware version in our blog below:

A&K DAP Firmware Update Screen

Astell & Kern Firmware Update For DAPs

CLICK HERE

How Do I Install Open APPs to my DAP?

Here's our blog showing you how to install applications to your Astell&Kern player. We used Tidal as an example:

Tidal App on DAP - Firmware Update

Astell&Kern Support For OpenApp Services - Tidal

CLICK HERE


If you have any additional questions regarding updating your Astell&Kern player or installing apps, please leave a comment below. Happy Listening!