DTS Play-Fi Grows Partnerships, Products & Features Roster
DTS Play-Fi, the high-resolution wireless multi-room audio streaming technology platform, has expanded its ecosystem and partnerships across more brands and products – including AirPlay 2 support on select products. Details of the platform’s continuing expansion were shared last week by Dannie Lau, general manager, Networked Audio Division, DTS, at a Partner Summit demo in New York City, where the McIntosh RS200 wireless speaker and the Arcam rPlay music streamer, the first two Play-Fi products with AirPlay 2, were displayed. The technology also now integrates Alexa Voice Service, Works with Alexa (currently in 40 products, according to Lau) and AlexaCast Service, enabling voice command control of devices via smartphones.
Lau provided an overview of where Play-Fi resides in the wireless technology landscape, reporting that 29 brand partners are currently fielding over 200 products on the market to date, in the form of all manner of lifestyle products, including sound bars and A/V receivers as well as tabletop, battery-powered and outdoor speakers. “We’re also moving these technologies into connected TVs,” he said, noting that various TV brands would make their own announcements next year about its inclusion in their hardware.