Is DTS Play-Fi the New AirPlay?

The Play-Fi, a technology recently acquired by DTS, is featured. Play-Fi offers a competing vision of wireless connectivity. It works through the Wi-Fi network, sending music from app-enabled smartphones, tablets, or computers to Play-Fi receiving devices. One can set up Play-Fi receivers in groups, routing audio to upstairs or downstairs, or members of the household can stream to their own receivers without interfering with one another. The Play-Fi phone and tablet app runs on iOS--a recent addition--but is equally conversant in Android, including its Kindle and Nook dialects. It supports streaming content from BBC News, ESPN Radios NPR, Pandora, Radio Disney, and the Wall Street Journal Radio Network. Play-Fi also speaks Windows, which may be good news to the 80 percent of computer users who prefer it. And Play-Fi does not need DLNA to work on a PC. Instead it embeds itself at the operating-system level and can therefore transmit music running on any Windows program: not just Windows Media Player or iTunes, but any music playback, streaming, or other program.

Journal Stereo Review
Year 2014
Volume 79
Issue 1
Pages 22

Fleischmann, Mark (2014) Is DTS Play-Fi the New AirPlay?. In: Stereo Review, Vol. 79, No. 1, pp. 22. Available at


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