At CES 2024, DTS, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Xperi Inc.
(NYSE: XPER), will demonstrate its commitment to connecting consumers to
powerful and immersive entertainment through its award-winning
technology, DTS Play-Fi®.
DTS and Xperi are focused on delivering exceptional entertainment
through sight and sound by pioneering immersive audio technologies for
home theater systems, automobiles, mobile devices and beyond. Over the
past year, DTS has made major progress in adding new partners to its
Play-Fi ecosystem allowing consumers more ways to access the content
they want from major music platforms and popular streaming services.
DTS’s inventive technologies integrate seamlessly with our partners’
products to elevate the listening experience in a way that feels more
intuitive, immersive and personal.
Elevating the Immersive Home Theater Experience
An honoree of the 2024 CES Innovation Award in the Content and
Entertainment category, DTS Play-Fi Immersive Home Theater is the only
whole-home wireless solution to support up to 12 channels of distinct
sound for higher-fidelity listening. Playback of immersive sound formats
like DTS:X, Dolby Atmos and IMAX Enhanced from DTS Play-Fi compatible
TVs is supported for discrete speaker layouts, up to 7.2.4 channels.
This first-of-its-kind surround sound eliminates the need for wires, TV
dongles and AV receivers, further simplifying and improving the home
“In a recent consumer survey from DTS Play-Fi, respondents were more
likely to consider purchasing a TV if it supported wireless surround
sound speakers or if it could be used as part of a whole-home music
system,” said Dannie Lau, general manager, DTS Play-Fi. “DTS Play-Fi
enables both multi-room music playback and wireless surround sound by
connecting TVs and speakers together using the same Wi-Fi radios already
built into today’s smart TVs and connected speakers.”
DTS Play-Fi has expanded support into the smart TV ecosystem,
allowing OEMs to easily adopt and power the wireless home entertainment
experience. By working directly with leading TV OEMs and system-on-chip
(SoC) manufacturers, Play-Fi is making it easy to quickly and seamlessly
add wireless technology into smart TVs. Over the past year, Play-Fi has
been deployed on AndroidTV, GoogleTV, VidaaOS, TitanOS, other widely
used TV OEM operating systems, and on a variety of TV SOC platforms.
More Play-Fi TVs Coming to Market
TP Vision has updated select Philips TV models with Play-Fi Immersive
Home Theater, becoming the first TVs to directly support wireless
immersive audio playback over Wi-Fi. Included in this update are the
OLED708, OLED808, and OLED+908 lines of OLED TVs, “The Xtra” lines of
mini-LED TVs, and “The One” TV line.
New Announcements and Demonstrations at CES
In addition to the focus on smart TV adoption, DTS Play-Fi continues
to add new partnerships and products into the fold across its offerings:
- TuneIn Radio – The audio streaming service providing news,
radio, sports, music and podcasts to over 75 million monthly active
listeners is expected to join the Play-Fi ecosystem. All Play-Fi
products, including TVs and set-top boxes, will have access to TuneIn
Radio starting with the 8.6 version of the Android, iOS and Kindle Fire
Play-Fi mobile apps, expected to be available later in Q1 2024.
Lossless Hi-Res Audio – Tidal’s latest “Hi-Fi Plus” streaming tier is
now supported by DTS Play-Fi. Hi-Fi Plus subscribers will have access to
lossless hi-res audio streams with resolutions up to 24-bit/192kHz, for
the best possible sound quality.
- Argon Audio – Born out of
Danish sound connoisseurs and retailer HiFi Klubben, Argon Audio is the
latest company joining the Play-Fi ecosystem. Argon is expected to
launch a new connected product line including the Forte A55
Floorstanding Speakers, Forte A5 and A4 Bookshelf Speakers, and SA-2
Streaming Amplifier supporting Apple Airplay2, Google Cast, Spotify
Connect, Works with Alexa and Play-Fi. The Argon Audio Forte A55’s mark
the first floorstanding speakers in the Play-Fi ecosystem.
will be showcasing their award-winning immersive audio and spatial
mapping technologies utilizing DTS Play-Fi for wireless connectivity.
Syng’s object-based sonic architecture can play any format of recorded
sound, including immersive formats, and make it tangible by remappng
sound to any speaker layout with real time control of soundstage