FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Nov. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Singing Machine Company (OTC-BB: SMDM) today announces the release of a new product. Singing Machine Home™, the first Bluetooth speaker that turns into a karaoke machine, is available for purchase today at Best Buy stores, BestBuy.com and WalMart.com. The Home delivers room-filling sound as a Bluetooth speaker by day, Singing Machine by night, and connects to TVs via HDMI for instant access to 8,000+ HD karaoke videos. The Home hits retail shelves just as it is named a CES Innovations 2014 Honoree in the Home Audio-Video Accessories category. The Consumer Electronics Association gives the awards each year to honor outstanding design and engineering in innovative gadgets across 29 categories, solidifying the Home's status as the next big thing in home entertainment.
The elegant speaker pumps out room-filling sound and wirelessly connects to any Bluetooth-enabled device including smartphones, tablets, laptops and more. When plugged into your TV through HDMI, Home connects to Singing Machine Play via Wi-Fi and transforms into a searchable vault of your favorite karaoke videos. Singing Machine Play is powered by The Karaoke Channel from Stingray Digital and offers one of the largest, licensed libraries of HD karaoke videos in the world hosted in the cloud. This access differentiates the Home from karaoke machines of yesteryear. No CDs, USBs or individual downloads needed. Just pick up the Home's hybrid mic-remote, scroll through most popular or search for your favorite song, and let the fun begin.
Home's display-worthy design debunks the myth that karaoke machines belong in the basement or that they are something that is only dusted off for holiday parties. Instead, the Home can be used every day as a powerful Bluetooth speaker packed with 2.1 channel omnidirectional sound, two tweeters and a subwoofer. Home easily fills any room with sound and connects to any Bluetooth-enabled device to play your music.
"This is the first karaoke machine to have a truly streamlined, grown-up style and versatile technology so that it is used every day," says Singing Machine CEO Gary Atkinson. "By integrating the latest Bluetooth, streaming, Wi-Fi and cloud-based technology, Home and Singing Machine Play is poised to become an easy and familiar platform in every household's entertainment center."
Founded more than 30 years ago, the Singing Machine company has sold millions of karaoke machines, evolving as music technology changed from cassettes to digital audio files. Now, with the Home, the company is breaking preconceived notions of what karaoke machines should look like and is turning the industry on its head.
Singing Machine Home is available for $299 at BestBuy.com and Best Buy stores. To request more information on the Singing Machine, contact PR representative Jen Mangham at (305) 374-4404 x191 or JenMangham@maxborgesagency.com. Previous press releases and additional information and images can be found in the Media Library.
About Singing Machine
Founded in 1982, Singing Machine was one of the first companies to introduce consumer karaoke products to the U.S. mass market. As the most recognized brand in karaoke, Singing Machine has a long history of innovation and was the first to introduce monitor, cassette, CD+G technology and digital karaoke music downloads to the consumer karaoke market. Singing Machine's latest fun yet technologically advanced products continue to redefine the home entertainment space. The Singing Machine sells its products in North America and Europe. For more information on Singing Machine, visit www.singingmachine.com.
About the Stingray Digital Media Group
Stingray Digital is the leading multi-platform music service provider in the world, with more than 75 million subscribers in 71 different countries. Stingray Digital's properties include: Galaxie, the leading digital music service on TV in Canada and in the US; The KARAOKE Channel, the world's largest licensed karaoke library and karaoke service on TV and Internet; Music Choice Europe, the leading digital music service on TV in Europe and Africa; Concert TV, a video-on-demand service distributed to 45 million homes in the US and in Canada; Stingray360, a leader in sensorial marketing solutions for business (www.stingray360.com); Stingray Music, music licensing for film, television, advertising and other. Stingray Digital is financially backed by Telesystem and Novacap. Headquartered in Montreal, Quebec, the company has 200 employees in offices across Canada and additional offices in Charlotte, Los Angeles, London, England and Tel Aviv. For more information, visit www.stingraydigital.com.
SOURCE The Singing Machine Company, Inc.