DTS Play-Fi Speakers Get Alexa Preferred Status

DTS has announced that more than three-dozen DTS Play-Fi-enabled speakers can now be designated as the default speaker when linked with an Alexa-powered Amazon device.

The new Preferred Speaker feature makes it possible for owners of “Works with Alexa”-capable Play-Fi devices to designate a default speaker in a voice-enabled setup built around an Amazon device such as the Echo, Echo Dot, Echo Spot, or Echo Show.

Once a Play-Fi speaker is designated as “preferred” in the Amazon Alexa App, voice commands for music playback are automatically associated with that speaker.

“With this new ability, customers worldwide now have a simpler way of playing music on preferred speakers throughout their Alexa smart home,” said Dannie Lau, general manager, DTS Play-Fi.

Thirty-seven of the more than 200 DTS Play-Fi-enabled devices now carry “Works with Alexa” certification with more on the way. Click here for a list of products that support the new Preferred Speaker feature. Brands offering the capability include Arcam, Definitive Technology, Klipsch. MartinLogan, McIntosh, Onkyo, Paradigm, Phorus, Pioneer, Polk Audio, Rotel, Sonus Faber, Soundcast, and SVS.

DTS Play-Fi technology enables lossless multiroom wireless streaming from personal music libraries, thousands of internet radio stations, and the streaming services Amazon Music, Deezer, iHeartRadio, Juke, KKBox, Napster, Pandora, Qobuz, QQ Music, SiriusXM, Spotify, and Tidal.

For more information, visit dts.com.