Onkyo and DTS Play-Fi® Make Multi-Room Music Free and Easy from Smartphone, and Tablet

UPPER SADDLE RIVER, NJ. August 1, 2017 – Onkyo, leaders in high-quality home entertainment solutions, announce the release of firmware updates activating DTS Play-Fi® wireless multi-room audio on select hi-fi and home entertainment products. The DTS Play-Fi firmware update is available today for the Onkyo SBT-A500 Network Surround Sound Bar System and Onkyo NCP-302 Wireless Network Speaker. The company also announced that select 2016 models and all 2017 models are scheduled to receive a DTS Play-Fi update by end of September.

The newly released Onkyo Music Control app (iOS / Android) featuring DTS Play-Fi allows listeners to wirelessly stream CD-quality music from a wide variety of smartphones and tablets over Wi-Fi® to any number of DTS Play-Fi-compatible speakers, amplifiers, and other products throughout the home. Consumers can easily stream a single source to multiple DTS Play-Fi-/ Play-Fi-ready products for music in every room of their house, without lag or need of a bridging device.

DTS Play-Fi-enabled products of any brand interoperate seamlessly with Onkyo Music Control app’s intuitive interface providing easy multi-room management with iPad®, iPhone®, iPod touch®, Android™ devices. The app incorporates access to on-demand streaming services including Amazon Music, iHeartRadio, Napster, Pandora®, SiriusXM and TIDAL, and can also play music from networked media servers and the device library.

Furthermore, the DTS Play-Fi technology makes it possible for everyone at home to simultaneously stream from different devices to different rooms in the house. Hundreds of Play-Fi compatible products covering speakers, soundbars, AVRs, electronics, and set-top boxes are now available, forming a comprehensive ecosystem that can satisfy the needs of virtually any consumer.

Firmware updates for network-enabled 2017-model Onkyo A/V receivers, home entertainment systems, and hi-fi components, together with PR-RZ5100 Network A/V Controller, TX-RZ1100, and TX-RZ3100 Network A/V Receiver are due by end of September.

DTS Play-Fi joins life-enriching music streaming and wireless multi-room technologies on Onkyo products featuring the Next Generation Network Audio platform, giving owners the freedom to choose where and how they enjoy an immersive Onkyo music experience.