DTS has announced a Play-Fi upgrade that allows users to stream TV audio around the house. With select Play Fi-enabled soundbars and powered speakers, a free software update now lets you stream audio from any connected source, including your TV, to other Play-Fi speakers around the house, with no lag. Right now, the new feature is supported in specific products from Klipsch, McIntosh, Onkyo, Paradigm, Phorus, Pioneer, and Polk (see the complete list below), with support for additional products to come later this year.
DTS is pleased to announce whole-home TV audio streaming, now available for select sound bars and all-in-one speakers. The free software update enables users to broadcast audio from any connected source, such as a TV, to other DTS Play-Fi speakers in the home.
The new whole-home TV audio feature synchronizes speakers to each other and to the video source, creating lip-sync accurate multi-room playback without an echo. The update is currently available for the following DTS Play-Fi-enabled products:
Klipsch Gate receiver
Klipsch PowerGate amplifier
Klipsch RSB-8 sound bar
Klipsch RSB-14 sound bar
Klipsch RW-1 speaker
Klipsch The Capitol Three speaker
Klipsch The Three speaker
McIntosh MB50 streaming audio player
Onkyo Smart Speaker G3
Paradigm PW LINK pre-amplifier
Phorus PS10 speaker
Pioneer Elite Smart Speaker F4
Polk S6 speaker
“We are excited to add whole-home TV audio streaming to the DTS Play-Fi ecosystem, allowing consumers to broadcast audio from their TV to other speakers without an echo or compromised video synchronization,” said Dannie Lau, general manager, DTS Play-Fi, at Xperi. “Whether you’re hosting a Big Game watch party or just listening to your favorite show while cooking, DTS Play-Fi provides a no-compromise whole-home experience for TV listening. Additional DTS Play-Fi partners will incorporate the technology into their DTS Play-Fi enabled products this year, giving consumers even more flexibility when selecting their home theater products.”
DTS Play-Fi technology enables lossless multi-room wireless audio streaming on any supported product from the world’s most popular music services, including Amazon Music, Deezer, iHeartRadio, Juke, KKBox, Napster, Pandora, Qobuz, QQ Music, SiriusXM, Spotify and TIDAL, thousands of Internet radio stations, as well as personal music libraries. In addition, DTS Play-Fi features advance streaming functionality like wireless surround sound, stereo pairing, music station presets, and audio/video synchronization.
The DTS Play-Fi ecosystem features the largest collection of products in the whole-home wireless audio space, with more than 200 interoperable speakers, sound bars, set-top boxes, and A/V receivers from the top names in premium audio, including Aerix, Anthem, Arcam, Definitive Technology, DISH TV, Elite, Integra, Fusion Research, Klipsch, MartinLogan, McIntosh, Onkyo, Paradigm, Phorus, Pioneer, Polk Audio, Rotel, Sonus faber, Soundcast, SVS Sound, THIEL Audio and Wren Sound.