Surround Sound over Wi-Fi for TVs
DTS Play-Fi is bringing wireless surround sound to the masses. By working over industry-standard Wi-Fi, a first of its kind, Play-Fi Home Theater adds wireless surround sound capabilities to TVs without incurring additional hardware costs for manufacturers or consumers. That means: no adapters, no dongles, and no add-on boxes. Using just the TV's built-in Wi-Fi and users' existing wireless networks, anyone can enjoy an incredible surround sound experience with DTS Play-Fi Home Theater.
Televisions featuring DTS Play-Fi Home Theater will hit the market in Q3 of 2021 and are compatible with the outstanding ecosystem of Play-Fi soundbars, speakers, and amplifiers in the market today.
DTS Play-Fi’s latest innovation solves long-standing industry issues related to reduced sound quality from ever thinner TVs and the inherent aesthetic challenges of speaker wires and HDMI cables. Play-Fi Home Theater offers a number of configurations to wirelessly upgrade a TV’s audio performance and bring life-like surround sound to any room. Consumers using TVs featuring Play-Fi Home Theater can:
- Use the TV’s built-in speakers as part of the surround system or upgrade them with a Play-Fi enabled soundbar or discrete Play-Fi enabled front speakers to improve audio quality without creating unsightly wiring between TVs and external speakers or electronics
- Add Play-Fi enabled speakers as surround speakers to envelop the listener in sound
- Add up to two Play-Fi enabled subwoofers 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 and TV audio, and app-based headphone listening
DTS Play-Fi automatically adapts to the number of speakers connected to the TV giving users a modular way to meet the needs of their room or a path to upgrade over time as they purchase additional components.
“We’re thrilled to introduce this latest DTS Play-Fi Home Theater technology to the market,” said Dannie Lau, General Manager DTS Play-Fi. “Consumers no longer need to compromise aesthetics for an improved audio experience. They can attain better sound quality simply by using a wireless subwoofer placed out of sight or build a high-performance home theater using a full complement of wireless speakers and subwoofers.”
The DTS Play-Fi ecosystem features the largest collection of products in the whole-home wireless audio space, with hundreds of interoperable speakers, televisions, soundbars, set-top boxes, and A/V receivers available from over 30 leading consumer electronics brands, allowing customers the ability to interoperate and find the right product for their individual needs.
You can find more details about what TVs support this feature here at this link. Stay tuned for more news and updates coming for DTS Play-Fi soon!