CES 2022: DTS Play-Fi Accelerates Ecosystem Expansion

DTS revealed that the DTS Play-Fi ecosystem is building momentum heading into 2022 with new partners, new products and exciting new content available to consumers.

2021 was a big year for DTS Play-Fi, with the announcement of DTS Play-Fi’s new Home Theater feature to bring wireless surround sound capabilities to consumers’ homes. Dozens of new Play-Fi products launched including TVs, soundbars, speakers, amplifiers and AV receivers. The Play-Fi experience received a major upgrade in newly designed mobile apps for Android, iOS and Kindle Fire that work across products and brands supporting DTS Play-Fi.

New Partners

Heading into CES 2022, the Play-Fi ecosystem continues to grow, adding new partners Vestel and Kanto Audio. Expect further product announcements from these partners later in 2022.

Award-winning Technology

DTS Play-Fi was recognized as a CES 2022 Innovation Award Honoree in two categories for its latest Play-Fi Home Theater functionality and the new Play-Fi Mobile Apps. DTS Play-Fi is a premium wireless audio ecosystem for whole-home music and TV audio, supported by hundreds of available products on the market today from dozens of brands.

DTS Play-Fi Home Theater Launches on TVs

The first TVs to support DTS Play-Fi Home Theater hit the market offering flexible ways to build surround sound systems using the TV’s existing Wi-Fi connection and without additional cables, dongles or adapters. Consumers can:

Use a Play-Fi enabled soundbar, discrete Play-Fi enabled speakers or the TV’s built-in speakers as the front channels for the TV
Add Play-Fi enabled speakers as surround speakers to envelop the listener in sound
Add up to two Play-Fi enabled subwoofers, like the recently launched Philips TAW8506 Subwoofer, to bring deep, room-shaking bass to your TV 
Utilize Play-Fi’s complementary functionality, like multi-room grouping of the TV with Play-Fi enabled speakers for music, TV audio and app-based headphone listening.

Recently launched and available TVs featuring Play-Fi Home Theater include:

  • Philips OLED+ 936 Series TVs
  • Philips OLED+ 986 Series TVs
  • Philips PML9636 Series TVs
  • Philips PML9836 Series TVs
  • Porsche Design PD9100 TV
  • Porsche Design PD9180 TV

More Philips TVs featuring Play-Fi Home Theater will be announced soon as over-the-air updates to existing models (2020 and 2021 ranges) and in new Philips 2022 models (available from April 2022)*.

More DTS Play-Fi Audio Products Coming to Market

DTS Play-Fi enables consumers to wirelessly stream audio from all their mobile and fixed devices, including TV equipment, to all audio systems and speakers that support the standard. New and recently announced products that support Play-Fi include:

  • Aerix Duet MKIII
  • Audiolab Omnia Streaming Amplifier
  • Hisense AX2106GW 2.1 Soundbar
  • Hisense U5120GW 5.1.2 Soundbar
  • Integra DRX-2.4, DRX-3.4, DRX-5.4
  • Loewe klang bar5 mr 5.1.2 Soundbar
  • Loewe klang mr1, mr3, and mr5 Speakers
  • Onkyo TX-NR5100, TX-NR6050, TX-NR6100, TX-NR7100, and TX-RZ50
  • Philips TAB8405 2.1 Soundbar
  • Philips TAB8905 3.1.2 Soundbar
  • Philips Fidelio B95 5.1.2 Soundbar
  • Philips Fidelio B97 7.1.2 Soundbar
  • Philips TAW6205 Wireless Home Speaker
  • Philips TAW8506 Subwoofer
  • Pioneer VSX-LX105, VSX-LX305, VSX-LX505
  • SVS Prime Wireless Pro Powered Speakers
  • SVS Prime Wireless Pro Streaming Amplifier
  • TCL C935U 5.1.2 Soundbar
  • TCL X937U 7.1.4 Soundbar

What our partners are saying

“Since 2020, Philips TV and Sound has been introducing a broad range of products featuring DTS Play-Fi enabling our customers to create a whole-home listening experience free of the wiring that has made it inaccessible to many consumers,” said Kostas Vouzas, CEO TP Vision (Philips TV & Sound), Europe & Americas. “The new and award-winning Play-Fi Home Theater functionality allows users to create high-performance home theatre systems using our outstanding wireless speakers and subwoofers in conjunction with our television and soundbar ranges that also feature this technology. More people will enjoy the benefits of immersive sound through the Wi-Fi connections they already have in their home.”

“Extending the reach of TV audio to other rooms or even to headphones is a limitation of many streaming audio systems,” said Jerry Liu, Vice President, Hisense International. “With DTS Play-Fi, Hisense customers can extend sound throughout the house, and even to their mobile phones, with lip-synced accuracy and no echoes between speakers.”

“DTS Play-Fi’s all-encompassing suite of music services and compatibility with multiple streaming platforms covers music lovers no matter how they like to listen," said Nick Brown, vice president, SVS. “By supporting wireless streaming up to 24-bit/192kHz, Play-Fi assures users can enjoy their music at the highest resolution possible from their SVS Prime Wireless Pro products for an uncompromised listening experience, just as the artists intended.”