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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:

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

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.

We've got 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.

From cost-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 from Sonus Faber, you can whole home audio in every shape and size you can imagine.

An endless supply of music

Play-Fi comes with a wealth of music options from around the globe.  Spotify, Pandora*, 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.

* Pandora is enabled for select Play-Fi products only.

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.

And very soon, use the above products, or any Alexa assistant such as an Amazon Echo or Dot to start music streams on any compatible DTS Play-Fi product with just your voice.

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, and Spotify Connect, 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. 

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 Play-Fi multiroom experience. Easy!

Line In Broadcasting

Got a sweet record you want hear all over the house? DTS Play-Fi can support input capture and streaming, so that you can hear your legacy audio everywhere.

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

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 app, you can configure any 2 Play-Fi products as a Left and Right channel in a wireless pair. Products like the Klipsch RW-1 and the McIntosh RS100 are made to be enjoyed in a pair. You can even mix and match Play-Fi products in a stereo pair without limitation.

More ways to control your music

We integrate with the software and hardware controls on your phone, tablet, or computer. Pause or seek through tracks in the notification or lock screen, or just leave the phone in your pocket and use the volume rocker to raise the noise throughout your house.

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.

DTS 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.

This app is only available on iOS and Android is coming soon!

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 DTS Play-Fi Stacks Up

DTS 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
Left/Right Stereo Speaker Pairing
Lossless High-Resolution (24bit/192kHz) file playback
Optional downsampling of Hi-Res content
One Touch Music Station Presets
Works with Alexa
Modes for Synchronizing Audio with Video Source
Wireless Surround Sound
Stream from Device Inputs (Aux/Phono/HDMI/etc.)
App-based Wireless Headphones

† 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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