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What is DTS Play-Fi®?

Play-Fi is premium whole-home wireless audio, now available from the largest ecosystem of brands in the world. Stream your favorite content with astounding audio quality, from every device that you've got.

All Play-Fi products are seamlessly interoperable, so you can find the perfect speaker for every room, and know that they will all make beautiful music together.

Whole home audio, made easy:

DTS Play-Fi sends audio from mobile devices to speakers throughout the home using our proprietary streaming, synchronization, and authentication technology.

But it's more than just streaming music. DTS Play-Fi is the most feature rich of any whole home audio platform, and it enables benefits for your home theater an smart home experience. Read on to find out what we mean!

Freedom of choice, at last

Every single Play-Fi product works perfectly with all the rest, regardless of brand, so you get a huge range of options to customize your home, and one simple, elegant listening experience.

Play-Fi offers an unparalleled selection of audio products for your home, from compact battery-powered speakers to powerful soundbars, built by the most respected audio brands in the business. No more compromising your style or taste to get a high-quality wireless audio solution.

DTS Play-Fi has what you need

No matter how you listen to music or radio, DTS Play-Fi has the most variety of any whole home audio ecosystem.

Enjoy whole-house audio in every shape and size you can imagine -- from budget-friendly battery powered speakers, to classic tabletop stereo systems, to rack-mounted home A/V tuners, to preamps, to amps, to weather-proofed outdoor speakers, to media servers, and even to premium luxury audio systems.

An endless supply of music

Play-Fi comes with a wealth of music options from around the globe.  Spotify, Pandora, Tidal, Amazon Music, Deezer, Napster, KKBox and Sirius XM, to name a few. Browse a radio guide with thousands of stations and podcasts, or stream from a home media server.  

Stay tuned, because new services are added all the time.

Amazon Alexa Voice Control

DTS Play-Fi brings Alexa to your favorite brands! 

Get a more premium voice assistant with incredible sound and the multi-room power of Play-Fi when you pick up products like the Onkyo P3, Pioneer F4, or Phorus PS10 smart speaker.

Works With Alexa

Use the above described products, or any Alexa assisstant such as an Amazon Echo or Dot to start music streams on any compatible DTS Play-Fi product with just your voice. Think of a song, say it, and it will play where you want. You can even control and group it with other DTS Play-Fi products in the app.

Works with every device you've got

Of course your music is always close by. And we know you have all kinds of devices in your life. That's why Play-Fi is built especially for smartphones, tablets, and PCs.

We have easy-to-use software for Android, iOS, Kindle Fires, and Windows. We support streaming via AirPlay, Spotify Connect, and DLNA, too.  Any way you want to play, it just works.

Music Presets

Our music presets are just like the presets in your car.  Hold down to set, press once to start playback. Easy.

Now you can store stations and playlists from compatible streaming services to buttons on your product for quick access whenever you need it. Enjoying music couldn't be easier.

Critical Listening

Want to sit down in a specific room and appreciate the fine subtleties of your high resolution audio collection? Play-Fi has you covered.

Critical Listening mode allows you to send your high resolution audio files to your premium Play-Fi product with no transcoding or downsampling, no wires necessary.

A/V Synchronization

No longer do you need to suffer through the tiny speakers of your laptop or tablet when watching videos or YouTube. With the Play-Fi app for Windows, turn on Video mode, and send the audio to the nearest Play-Fi product to enjoy your video with premium sound wirelessly A/V synchronized. 

TV Multi-Room

Thanks to that A/V Synchronization, you can even link DTS Play-Fi products together to play audio coming from your TV, and have all of it in sync with what you see on the screen. Whether in the lving room, kitchen, or even the yard, you'll never miss a play.

Wireless Surround Sound

Movie night just got a whole lot better! If you have a product that supports Play-Fi Surround (like a Play-Fi sound bar), grab any two other Play-Fi products, and you'll be able to quickly and easily configure them as Surround Left and Right to make a true 5.1 home theater system.

When movie night's done, just tap to remove the 5.1 configuration and put them back to return to the great DTS Play-Fi multiroom experience. Easy!

Line In Broadcasting

Got a sweet record you want to hear all over the house? DTS Play-Fi supports analog audio streaming, so that you can hear your favorite music regardless of format in all rooms of your house.Wh

Capture and stream digital audio sources like on the McIntosh MB50, or even convert and stream from a phono input like on The Three from Klipsch. You're never limited with DTS Play-Fi.

Wireless Stereo Pairing

If you want to enjoy a true stereo listening experience, but don't want to run the wire, as you may have guessed: DTS Play-Fi supports wireless stereo pairing.

Using the DTS Play-Fi app, wirelessly pair two DTS Play-Fi speakers together with dedicated left and right channels of stereo sound.

More ways to control your music

Got a smart watch? DTS Play-Fi can be controlled from both Android Wear and Apple Watch systems. Easily see what's playing at a glance, and quickly change up how the sessions going, without ever having to touch your phone.

Play-Fi Headphones

With the new DTS Play-Fi Headphones app, you can enjoy high quality TV audio privately through any pair of headphones.

Not only do you get the great sound quality and tight A/V synchronization of DTS Play-Fi, you can also connect to multiple headphones or speakers at the same time.

Play-Fi for audio companies:

Play-Fi is available as a complete, easy to integrate wireless module. Our technology integrates seamlessly into speakers, soundbars, AVRs and other audio products.

  • Robust, low cost design for easy integration
  • Broad protocol support built in: Play-Fi, DLNA, AirPlay* and Spotify Connect
  • World-class manufacturing from Play-Fi Certified ODMs
  • Complete turn-key product platforms also available

* AirPlay certification is optional, and requires additional licensing directly with Apple.

Play-Fi for mobile and PC companies:

Play-Fi software solutions add multi-room Wi-Fi streaming capabilities to devices at the OS level.  

- Set-up, control and manage speakers via the Play-Fi icon in the service tray
- Stream from any application to any room, or every room
- Available now for Android and Windows
- Simple and quick to integrate

Play-Fi for content partners:

Work with our team to add your service directly into the Play-Fi ecosystem via our Android, Kindle Fire, and iOS apps. Our experts make the integration process painless, and we deliver the user experience for your listeners exactly the way you want it.

You can also add a Play-Fi button to your app using our Play-Fi SDKs, so users can select and stream directly to any Play-Fi speaker.

Play-Fi production resources:

Our global manufacturing partners are ready to help bring your Play-Fi products to market.

In addition to their extensive audio expertise, as certified Play-Fi ODMs, these leading manufacturers offer everything from complete Play-Fi designs to product engineering and development, production and certification.

Contact us to learn more!


How Play-Fi Stacks Up

Play-Fi Sonos Airplay Google Cast Bluetooth
Android Compatible
iOS Compatible
Kindle Fire Compatible
Play from any Application on a Windows PC
Dual-Band Wi-Fi
Multi-Room, Expandable System (Synchronous)
Multi-Zone Streaming from a Single Device
Lossless High-Resolution (24bit/192kHz) file playback
Optional downsampling of Hi-Res content
One Touch Music Station Presets
Left/Right Stereo Speaker Pairing
Wireless Surround Sound
Audio Synchronized with Video Source

† Plays to multiple rooms only from your iTunes collection running on a PC. Airplay cannot play to multiple rooms from your iPhone or iPad.
‡ This feature is only available on laptops/computers and Kindle Fire models with Bluetooth capabilities (e.g. Macs)

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