Onkyo firmware updates are activating DTS Play-Fi wireless multi-room audio on select hi-fi and home entertainment products. Pioneer activates DTS Play-Fi on its MRX-3 Wireless Speaker and FS-EB70 Elite Network Soundbar System with a firmware update available today, August 1, 2017.
The Onkyo Music Control app featuring DTS Play-Fi allows listeners to wirelessly stream CD-quality music from a smartphone, and tablets over Wi-Fi to any number of DTS Play-Fi-compatible speakers, amplifiers, and other products throughout the home.
DTS Play-Fi-enabled products of any brand interoperate with Onkyo Music Control app and Pioneer Music Control, providing multi-room management with iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, and Android devices. The app incorporates access to on-demand streaming services including Amazon Music, iHeartRadio, Napster, Pandora, SiriusXM, and TIDAL, and also plays music from networked media servers and the device library without lag or need of a bridging device.
DTS Play-Fi technology makes it possible for homeowners 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.
The DTS Play-Fi firmware update is available August 1 for the Onkyo SBT-A500 Network Surround Sound Bar System and Onkyo NCP-302 Wireless Network Speaker. Firmware updates for network-enabled 2017-model Pioneer/Elite AVRs, entertainment systems, and audio components, together with three Elite Class D3 network AV receivers—the SC-LX901, SC-LX801, and SC-LX701—are due sequentially by end of September.
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 serially by end of September.