Posted on 15th March, 2019


The new Preferred Speaker feature gives you the convenience of selecting a specific DTS Play-Fi powered device to become the default music playback speaker for your Echo, Echo Dot, Echo Spot, Echo Show or other Amazon Alexa device.

Once you designate a Preferred Speaker in the Amazon Alexa App, you'll no longer need to refer to the device’s name to play music on your selected default device. Voice commands as simple as “Alexa, play top-40” will initiate playback on the associated DTS Play-Fi speaker. This functionality is available today on all certified “Works with Alexa” DTS Play-Fi products.

DTS Play-fi Alexa
Dannie Lau, general manager, DTS Play-Fi, told StereoNET:

We are excited to share this feature through the wide breadth of DTS Play-Fi powered devices. With this new ability, customers worldwide now have a simpler way of playing their music on their preferred speakers throughout their Alexa smart home.

Additionally, “Works with Alexa” functionality is now available worldwide on select DTS Play-Fi devices. Expanding beyond the previously announced regions of the United States, United Kingdom and Germany, “Works with Alexa” functionality through DTS Play-Fi is now available everywhere Alexa is, including France, Canada, Australia, Japan, Italy, Spain, Mexico and India.
Thirty-seven DTS Play-Fi devices (more to be announced soon) are now “Works with Alexa” certified including:

  • Ace Audio Aerix Duet
  • Anthem AVM 60, MRX 1120, and MRX 720
  • Arcam rPlay
  • Definitive Technology W Studio Micro sound bar
  • Klipsch The Three and The Capitol Three Special Edition, Gate, PowerGate, RSB-14 soundbar, RSB-8 soundbar, and RW-1
  • MartinLogan Bravado, Cadence sound bar, Crescendo X, Forte, Motion Vision X, and Unison
  • McIntosh MB50, RS100, and RS200
  • Onkyo P3 Smart Speaker
  • Paradigm PW Soundbar, PW 300, PW 600, PW 800, PW Amp, and PW Link
  • Phorus PS10 Smart Speaker
  • Pioneer Elite F4 Smart Speaker
  • Polk Audio Omni SB1 Plus
  • Rotel T-14
  • Sonus Faber SF 16
  • Soundcast VG10
  • SVS Prime Wireless Speaker System and Prime Wireless Soundbase

DTS Play-Fi technology enables lossless multi-room wireless audio streaming on any supported product from the world's most popular music services including Amazon Music, Deezer, iHeartRadio, Juke, KKBox, Napster, Pandora, Qobuz, QQ Music, SiriusXM, Spotify and TIDAL, thousands of Internet radio stations, as well as personal music libraries.

Also, DTS Play-Fi features advance streaming functionality like wireless surround sound, stereo pairing, music station presets, and audio/video synchronisation.
The DTS Play-Fi ecosystem features the most extensive collection of products in the whole-home wireless audio space, with more than 200 interoperable speakers, soundbars, set-top boxes, and A/V receivers from the top names in premium audio including Aerix, Anthem, Arcam, Audiolab, Definitive Technology, DISH TV, Elite, Integra, Fusion Research, Klipsch, MartinLogan, McIntosh, Onkyo, Paradigm, Phorus, Pioneer, Polk Audio, Rotel, Sonus Faber, Soundcast, SVS Sound, and Wren Sound.

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StereoNET’s Bass playing Hi-Fi junkie and UK correspondent heads up StereoNET UK as Editor. His passion for gadgets and Hi-Fi is second only to being a touring musician.

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Posted in: Hi-Fi Integration Smart Homes & IoT
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