January 10, 2022
DTS Play-Fi and IMAX Enhanced Ecosystems Gaining Rapid Momentum with New Partners, Products and Content
DTS, a global leader in developing extraordinary next-generation audio, imaging and sensing technology and a wholly owned subsidiary of Xperi Holding Corporation (NASDAQ: XPER) (“Xperi”), revealed that the DTS Play-Fi and IMAX Enhanced ecosystems are building momentum heading into 2022 with new partners, new products and exciting new content available to consumers.
DTS Play-Fi Accelerates Ecosystem Expansion
2021 was a big year for DTS Play-Fi, with the announcement of DTS Play-Fi’s new Home Theater feature to bring wireless surround sound capabilities to consumers’ homes. Dozens of new Play-Fi products launched including TVs, soundbars, speakers, amplifiers and AV receivers. The Play-Fi experience received a major upgrade in newly designed mobile apps for Android, iOS and Kindle Fire that work across products and brands supporting DTS Play-Fi.
Heading into 2022, the Play-Fi ecosystem continues to grow, adding new partners Vestel and Kanto Audio. Expect further product announcements from these partners later in 2022.
DTS Play-Fi was recognized as a CES 2022 Innovation Award Honoree in two categories for its latest Play-Fi Home Theater functionality and the new Play-Fi Mobile Apps. DTS Play-Fi is a premium wireless audio ecosystem for whole-home music and TV audio, supported by hundreds of available products on the market today from dozens of brands.
DTS Play-Fi Home Theater Launches on TVs
The first TVs to support DTS Play-Fi Home Theater hit the market offering flexible ways to build surround sound systems using the TV’s existing Wi-Fi connection and without additional cables, dongles or adapters. Consumers can:
- Use a Play-Fi enabled soundbar, discrete Play-Fi enabled speakers or the TV’s built-in speakers as the front channels for the TV
- Add Play-Fi enabled speakers as surround speakers to envelop the listener in sound
- Add up to two Play-Fi enabled subwoofers, like the recently launched Philips TAW8506 Subwoofer, 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, TV audio and app-based headphone listening.
Recently launched and available TVs featuring Play-Fi Home Theater include:
- Philips OLED+ 936 Series TV
- Philips OLED+ 986 Series TV
- Philips PML9636 Series TV
- Philips PML9836 Series TV
- Porsche Design PD9100 TV
- Porsche Design PD9180 TV
More Philips TVs featuring Play-Fi Home Theater will be announced soon as over-the-air updates to existing models (2020 and 2021 ranges) and in new Philips 2022 models (available from April 2022)*.
More DTS Play-Fi Audio Products Coming to Market
DTS Play-Fi enables consumers to wirelessly stream audio from all their mobile and fixed devices, including TV equipment, to all audio systems and speakers that support the standard. New and recently announced products that support Play-Fi 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 AV Receivers
- Loewe klang bar5 mr 5.1.2 Soundbar
- Loewe klang mr1, mr3, and mr5 Speakers
- Onkyo TX-NR5100, TX-NR6050, TX-NR6100, TX-NR7100, TX-RZ50,
- Philips TAB8405 2.1 Soundbar
- Philips TAB8905 3.1.2 Soundbar
- Philips Fidelio B95 5.1.2 Soundbar
- Philips Fidelio B97 7.1.2 Soundbar
- Philips TAW6205 Wireless Home Speaker
- Philips TAW8506 Subwoofer
- Pioneer VSX-LX105, VSX-LX305, VSX-LX505, VSX-935 AV Receivers
- SVS Prime Wireless Pro Powered Speakers
- SVS Prime Wireless Pro Streaming Amplifier
What our partners are saying
“Since 2020, Philips TV and Sound has been introducing a broad range of products featuring DTS Play-Fi enabling our customers to create a whole-home listening experience free of the wiring that has made it inaccessible to many consumers,” said Kostas Vouzas, CEO TP Vision (Philips TV & Sound), Europe & Americas. “The new and award-winning Play-Fi Home Theater functionality allows users to create high-performance home theatre systems using our outstanding wireless speakers and subwoofers in conjunction with our television and soundbar ranges that also feature this technology. More people will enjoy the benefits of immersive sound through the Wi-Fi connections they already have in their home.”
“Extending the reach of TV audio to other rooms or even to headphones is a limitation of many streaming audio systems,” said Jerry Liu, Vice President, Hisense International. “With DTS Play-Fi, Hisense customers can extend sound throughout the house, and even to their mobile phones, with lip-synced accuracy and no echoes between speakers.”
“DTS Play-Fi’s all-encompassing suite of music services and compatibility with multiple streaming platforms covers music lovers no matter how they like to listen,” said Nick Brown, vice president, SVS. “By supporting wireless streaming up to 24-bit/192kHz, Play-Fi assures users can enjoy their music at the highest resolution possible from their SVS Prime Wireless Pro products for an uncompromised listening experience, just as the artists intended.”
To learn more about DTS Play-Fi, visit www.play-fi.com.
Growing IMAX Enhanced Ecosystem
IMAX Enhanced brings the IMAX experience to home entertainment in partnership with premium consumer electronics manufacturers and Hollywood studios. In 2021, the IMAX Enhanced ecosystem added new certified devices from partners including Xiaomi, Hisense and Sound United. IMAX Enhanced also announced the Honor Magic3 Series, a first-of-its-kind IMAX Enhanced certified mobile device. Sony Bravia Core is also now offering access to the largest collection of IMAX Enhanced movies, including new releases such as Venom: Let There Be Carnage, Ghostbusters: Afterlife and more on the way. To cap off the year, IMAX joined The Walt Disney Company and Xperi in announcing that for the first time ever, fans are now able to stream some of their favorite Marvel titles in IMAX’s Expanded Aspect Ratio at home with IMAX Enhanced on Disney+. In the future, this exciting collaboration will also deliver even more enhanced audio and visual technology to Disney+, including immersive IMAX signature sound by DTS.
About Xperi Holding Corporation
Xperi invents, develops, and delivers technologies that enable extraordinary experiences. Xperi technologies, delivered via its brands (DTS, HD Radio, IMAX Enhanced, Invensas, TiVo), and by its startup, Perceive, make entertainment more entertaining, and smart devices smarter. Xperi technologies are integrated into billions of consumer devices, media platforms, and semiconductors worldwide, driving increased value for partners, customers and consumers.
Xperi, DTS, IMAX Enhanced, Invensas, HD Radio, Perceive, TiVo and their respective logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of affiliated companies of Xperi Holding Corporation in the United States and other countries. All other company, brand and product names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.
*The availability of Philips TV and audio products differs per region, for latest information about products and availability visit www.philips.com/tv or www.philips.com/soundbars. For more information about the Philips TV and Sound Wireless Home System products (with DTS Play-Fi integration) visit www.philips.com/playfi and www.philips.co.uk/c-e/so/tv/play-fi
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