Play-Fi Home Theater Extended in TVs to support new Speaker Configurations
We've got some updates for DTS Play-Fi Home Theater to bring you today, in both expanding the feature-set and availability. Read on to find out more!
Introducing Play-Fi Home Theater for Soundbars
Play-Fi Home Theater for Soundbars brings flexible wireless immersive surround sound to the latest generation of Play-Fi soundbars, speakers and subwoofers. Based on the award-winning technology introduced in TVs, consumers can create their own home theater using any number of Play-Fi products as building blocks. Up to two subwoofers can be added to Play-Fi home theater compatible soundbars for extra bass, and optional rear satellites or amplifiers can be added for a complete surround sound supporting configurations up to 7.2.4. All wireless connections are made over industry-standard Wi-Fi, a market first for a 7.2.4 surround sound system. Play-Fi Home Theater supports the latest immersive audio formats including Dolby Atmos, DTS:X and IMAX Enhanced and all compatible products feature Hi-Res 24-bit/192kHz playback, multi-room music and TV audio and private listening through the Play-Fi Headphones App for iOS and Android.
The new Philips Fidelio FB1 Soundbar, FW1 Subwoofer and FS1 Speaker, launching later this year, will be the first products supporting this new family of features.
Play-Fi Home Theater for TVs Enhancements
Available beginning with 2022 TV models, Play-Fi Home Theater for TVs will include exciting new features allowing Play-Fi speakers or amplifiers to be used either as stereo pairs with the TV, or alternatively to be used as left and right speakers with the TV serving as the center channel for a surround sound system. This functionality augments existing home theater functionality enabled in 2021 TVs including:
Using the TV’s built-in speakers as the front channels of a surround system or upgrading them with a Play-Fi enabled soundbar to improve audio quality without wiring between TVs and external speakers or electronics
Adding Play-Fi enabled speakers as surround speakers to fully immerse the listener in sound
Adding up to two Play-Fi enabled subwoofers to bring deep, room-shaking bass to your TV
Utilizing Play-Fi’s complementary functionality, like multi-room grouping of the TV with Play-Fi enabled speakers for music and TV audio, and app-based headphone listening
These enhancements are launching with the latest 2022 Philips Ambilight TVs running on Android TV including “The One” (PUS8807), Philips MiniLED PML9507 and the full Philips OLED TV line up. 2021 Philips TVs supporting Play-Fi Home Theater will receive an OTA upgrade supporting the latest features.
New and Recently Launched Play-Fi Products
New products continue to launch featuring DTS Play-Fi in 2022 and more products are on the way. Products that have launched or are launching soon include:
- 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 AVRs
- 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 AVRs
- Full 2022 range Philips Ambilight TVs running on Android TV
- Philips Fidelio FB1 7.1.2 Soundbar
- Philips Fidelio FW1 Subwoofer
- Philips Fidelio FS1 Speaker
- Philips B8907 Soundbar
- Philips B8507 Soundbar
- Pioneer VSX-LX105, VSX-LX305, VSX-LX505 AVRs
- SVS Prime Wireless Pro Powered Speakers
- SVS Prime Wireless Pro Streaming Amplifier
The DTS Play-Fi ecosystem features the largest collection of products in the whole-home wireless audio space, with hundreds of interoperable speakers, televisions, sound bars, set-top boxes and A/V receivers available from the top names in premium audio including Aerix, Anthem, Arcam, Audiolab, Definitive Technology, DISH TV, Elite, Hisense, Integra, Klipsch, Loewe, MartinLogan, McIntosh, Onkyo, Paradigm, Philips, Phorus, Pioneer, Polk Audio, Porsche Design, Quad, Rotel, Sonus faber, SVS Sound, TCL, Wharfedale and Wren Sound.