DTS Play-Fi Home Theatre delivers wireless surround sound for TVs

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DTS Play-Fi is a fast-growing ‘whole-home’ audio system that lets you connect and control over 400 products from more than 30 different brands. The beauty of Play-Fi is that it provides a seamless streaming experience – without locking you into a single brand system.

The range of DTS Play-Fi certified products includes portable wireless speakers, stereo systems, A/V tuners, turntables, preamps, amplifiers, music streamers and media servers – all of which can be managed on your smartphone, tablet, PC or TV via the Play-Fi app.

Now DTS Play-Fi users can add compatible TVs to their wireless surround speaker systems, allowing the TV's in-built speakers to integrate into a full surround set-up over Wi-Fi – without any unsightly wires distracting you from the on-screen action. 

DTS Play-Fi Home Theatre has a simple setup – no dongles, adaptors or external boxes required. Users can add the TV as the central channel or stream audio to a Play-Fi-enabled soundbar or speaker. There’s even the option to add up to two Play-Fi enabled subwoofers to bring deep, rumbling bass to your TV.


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The innovation doesn’t end there, though. DTS Play-Fi's precise audio synchronization lets audio and video devices synchronize with each other. In other words, your experience won’t be ruined by any speaker echoes or lip-sync issues with TVs. There's also portable listening, with the Play-Fi Headphones app, so you can enjoy high quality TV audio privately through any pair of headphones. 

Don’t want to miss the action in the big game? DTS Play-Fi offers Big-Game mode, allowing you to broadcast TV audio to speakers in other rooms without an echo or compromised video synchronization.

The first TVs supporting DTS Play-Fi Home Theatre are on sale now (Philips 9636, 9836m OLED936 and flagship OLED986), with plenty more models and brands in works. In the last few months, Toshiba, JVC, Hitachi and TCL have joined the Play-Fi ecosystem.

The music streaming side of DTS Play-Fi continues to go from strength-to-strength too. Hardly surprising when you consider that Play-Fi works with practically everything, including Apple AirPlay2, Google Chromecast Built-in, Spotify Connect and Amazon Alexa.

DTS Play-Fi is underpinned by a brand new mobile app experience that delivers a great way to stream music around the home. TVs can be part of the speaker group, utilizing the TV's built-in speakers for sound – and screen for the display of album art. Meanwhile the new ‘Scenes’ function remembers the music and volume levels from saved sessions, so you can start up the content you want, with one tap.


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Want higher quality audio? DTS Play-Fi has you covered as it supports 24-bit/192kHz lossless audio streaming directly from music services and devices. The upgraded Play-Fi app is now faster than ever and supports Amazon Music, Spotify, Pandora, Qobuz and Tidal, to name but a few. 

The DTS Play-Fi ecosystem features hundreds of products including speakers, televisions, sound bars, set-top boxes and A/V receivers from premium brands including – deep breath – Aerix, Anthem, Arcam, Audiolab, Definitive Technology, DISH TV, Elite, Hisense, Integra, Klipsch, Loewe, MartinLogan, McIntosh, Onkyo, Paradigm, Philips, Phorus, Pioneer, Polk Audio, Porsche Design, Quad, Rotel, Sonus faber, SVS Sound, Wharfedale and Wren Sound. A full list of supported brands can be found here.

Of course, there are umpteen other ways to spread wireless audio throughout your home these days. But DTS Play-Fi is unique because it gives you freedom to mix ‘n’ match the components that deliver the best performance – at an affordable price. And with Play-Fi Home Theatre, you can group together TVs and audio products to create a true ‘whole home’ system. 

Ready to stream audio everywhere? Find out more about DTS Play-Fi. 

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