With the great news yesterday about prime units being able to stream via WiFi what future updates can we expect ?
Update firmware by WiFi !
Load tracks to hard drive !
Also an issue I would like to raise is most if not all streaming services state you can not use their streaming service for public entertainment, how have you got around this ?
I think one of the great possibilities is having your main collection at home on a NAS and talking out a “core” selection with you. If you need one of your more obscure tracks you can browse your collection at home and get it instantly.
Also, by having a WiFi connection it is possible to use it to manage files on a HDD/stick using Engine Prime. Being able to manage that 1tb HDD in the Prime 4 will be a breeze when you can just throw a few tracks to it when needed.
im already a SC premium member. I know that the compression is not ideal but for small house parties and the rouge events we throw in my town, nobody gives a ■■■■. Its the perfect party machine in that if you are semi comfortable with a controller you could just jump on and find songs. I love everything about this and bar waiting until mid June im super stoked
I used to work at Beatport and didn’t want to give away any trade secrets until it was officially announced, which it was recently - Beatport is now offering Beatport Link, a subscription service, which will later be integrated with hardware such as Prime 4 (potentially) and certainly Pioneer gear. To get to your “locker” to download or stream music you need a wifi connection. That is absolutely the #1 reason for wifi in controllers and will become the norm. For now, Beatport Link is designed for home DJing and is not meant to replace having actual downloads available for offline playback at a club, but it’s coming. This is the world we will soon live in - subscription services + an online storage locker + offline downloads.