CES: Last.fm’s First Hardware Tie-Up Aims For Home Stereo Scrobbling

imageMusic tracker and recommendation engine Last.fm today used the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas to announce its first partnership with a hardware maker – and its first assault on socialising music away from the desktop. Logitech is adding the site’s Audioscrobbler software, which sends a list of played digital tracks to Last.fm, to its Squeezebox networked music player. The wireless device plays internet radio or will stream music files from a computer through a home stereo or speakers, and so will now build out users’ Last.fm profiles with information on songs played.
Last.fm has only just begun to track music played on iPods and the site clearly now wants to start letting users of devices other than just computers document their listening habits. Last.fm co-founder Martin Stiksel (release): “Moving into home entertainment and having Last.fm on the stereo is a big move for us.” Head of technology partnerships Liz Rice (blog): “This is just the start of our master plan to allow you to scrobble music wherever you