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Philips OLED TVs and audio kit to get DTS Play-Fi multi-room support

Philips OLED TVs and audio to get DTS Play-Fi multi-room support
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Philips is bringing the DTS Play-Fi streaming multi-room platform onboard its existing and future TV and audio kit.

The company's partnership with DTS and support for Play-Fi will allow compatible Philips products, as well as DTS Play-Fi-enabled kit from other brands, to work together in a multi-room capacity.

Play-Fi is a hi-res audio platform that lets you connect up to 32 devices together to stream audio from services such as Spotify, Tidal and Amazon or a NAS device – all controllable via the DTS Play-Fi app.

The new Philips OLED805 OLED TVs in addition to every 2020 Philips Android TV will soon feature DTS Play-Fi, while 2019 Philips Android models will gain support over a free over-air firmware update in the coming months. 

A new range of Philips soundbars and wireless speakers equipped with Play-Fi will launch in September, too.

The move looks to strengthen Philips' position in the wireless multi-room audio market, which is led by Sonos, Bluesound, Audio Pro and Bose, and the DTS Play-Fi and Denon HEOS ecosystems.

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Becky is Hi-Fi and Audio editor of What Hi-Fi?, and has been part of the team for almost eight years, with her current position preceded by roles as a staff writer and news editor. During that time she has been fortunate enough to travel the world to report on the biggest and most exciting brands in hi-fi and consumer tech (and has had the jetlag and hangovers to remember them by). In her spare time, Becky can often be found running, watching horror movies and hunting for gluten-free cake.