Onkyo and Pioneer ramp up DTS Play-Fi support for AVRs, Network players and connected sound systems

posted on Thursday, 3rd August 2017 by Steve May

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Onkyo and Pioneer are releasing a wave of firmware updates activating DTS Play-Fi wireless multi-room audio on a range of its hi-fi and home entertainment products.

DTS Play-Fi allows listeners to wirelessly stream CD quality music from compatible smartphones and tablets over Wi-Fi to any number of DTS Play-Fi-compatible speakers, amplifiers, and other products throughout the home.

DTS Play-Fi supports Amazon Music, iHeartRadio, Napster, Pandora, SiriusXM, and TIDAL, as well as music from networked media servers.

A DTS Play-Fi firmware update is currently available for the Onkyo LS7200 Network Surround Sound Bar System and Onkyo NCP-302 Wireless Network Speaker. Firmware updates for network-enabled 2017-model Onkyo AV receivers, home entertainment systems, and hi-fi components, together with PR-RZ5100 Network A/V Controller, TXRZ1100, and TX-RZ3100 Network A/V Receiver, are expected by end of September.

Brand stablemate Pioneer has activated DTS Play-Fi multi-room functionality on its MRX-5 and MRX-3 wireless speakers. Additional firmware updates for 2017 connected Pioneer AVRs, entertainment systems, together with SC-LX901, SC-LX801, SC-LX701, VSX-S520D, and VSX-S520 network AV receiver, SX-S30DAB network stereo receiver, NC-50DAB, and XCHM86D network CD receiver, N-70AE, and N-50AE network audio player, FS-W50, and FSW40 free style sound system, X-HM86D, X-HM76D and X-HM76 network CD receiver system are scheduled for September.

Steve May

Inside CI Editor Steve May is a freelance technology journalist, who also writes for T3, TechRadar, Home Cinema Choice and ERT (amongst others).

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