DTS added a host of new devices to the joint roster of being both Play-Fi-enabled and Works with Alexa-certified.
Speakers now include models from Aerix, Klipsch, McIntosh, Onkyo, Pioneer, Phorus and Soundcast.
Play-Fi technology enables lossless multiroom wireless audio streaming from locally stored music, music-streaming services and Internet radio. When devices are compatible with both Play-Fi and Works with Alexa, users can control audio playback with an Alexa device by linking the Amazon account to the Play-Fi product. Alexa will then know the speaker by name, and consumers can use voice control to play a song in a specific room — or a linked group of rooms — to adjust volume, skip tracks, mute, pause, stop the music and more
Once audio begins playing from an Alexa command, the DTS Play-Fi app can be used to add more products into the streaming session.
New Play-Fi products that have received Works with Alexa certification include:
- Aerix Duet
- Klipsch Gate
- Klipsch PowerGate
- Klipsch RW-1
- Klipsch The Capitol Three
- Klipsch The Three
- McIntosh MB50 streaming audio player
- McIntosh RS100
- Onkyo P3 smart speaker
- Phorus PS10 smart speaker
- Pioneer F4 smart speaker
- Soundcast VG10
The Play-Fi ecosystem encompasses more than 200 interoperable speakers, soundbars, set-top boxes and A/V receivers from such brands Aerix, Anthem, Arcam, Definitive Technology, Dish TV, Elite, Integra, Fusion Research, Klipsch, MartinLogan, McIntosh, Onkyo, Paradigm, Phorus, Pioneer, Polk Audio, Rotel, Sonus Faber, Soundcast, SVS Sound, Thiel Audio and Wren Sound.
Additional DTS Play-Fi products, including select sound bars and AVRs, will be upgraded with the functionality throughout the year, said DTS.
DTS is a wholly owned subsidiary of Xperi.