Getting music from cloud services to a home cinema amp


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I have used both the Music Unlimited service on my PS3 and Spotify on a WDTV Live box to get music playing through my Onkyo amp with a good interface I can control either with a universal remote or my phone, but I've now cancelled these and downsized to having my own large digital music collection on Amazon's cloud service.

It seems that there is currently no device I can plug into my amp which support this service (am I right in thinking that the only thing that does this is the Roku, which has an app but this is not available in the UK Roku store?)

Google Music would be an even better option, with the 20,000 track free service, but it's not clear to me from the posts on this forum whether the chromecast allows direct streaming from Google Music or whether it only enables dlna-enabled streaming from a local device like my phone.

So, the question is - if I want to use either of these cheap or free services to stream my own music from the cloud, is there a HDMI-enabled device which fits the bill?

[I have the feeling that amazon will release a box along the lines of apple TV which will do this soon, but I've heard it will pack in gaming tech and movie/TV streaming which I don't need and will probably take it out of my budget for replacing the WDTV box.]

Thanks for any info,

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