DTS, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Xperi Corporation, has announced that whole-home TV audio streaming is now available for select soundbars 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 accurate multi-room playback without an echo. The update is currently available for the
Klipsch Gate receiver, PowerGate amplifier, RSB-8 soundbar, RSB-14 soundbar, RW-1 speaker, The Capitol Three speaker, and The Three speaker; McIntosh MB50 streaming audio player; Onkyo Smart Speaker G3; Paradigm PW LINK pre-amplifier; Phorus PS10 speaker (shown above); Pioneer Elite Smart Speaker F4; and the 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," says Dannie Lau, General Manager, DTS Play-Fi, at Xperi. "Whether you're hosting a Big Game watch party, or just listening to your favourite 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 theatre products."
DTS Play-Fi technology enables lossless multi-room wireless audio streaming on supported product from 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 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, soundbars, set-top boxes, and AV receivers from brands like 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.