Our very own Alex Hernandez recently reviewed several Phorus speakers and came away quite impressed. The multi-speaker, multi-room audio provided via the DTS Play-Fi system allows for immersive sound no matter where you are in your house. With the Play-Fi app you can send music to any speaker, or all speakers at once. You can even split up the speakers so that multiple people can listen to their own music on their closest speaker.
One of the only complaints that Alex had about the whole thing was the lack of Spotify streaming. Well, he can cross that off of his list as today DTS has announced that Spotify is now available to stream via the Play-Fi app on all Phorus speakers.
Phorus and DTS have been working to get popular streaming services on board with the Play-Fi ecosystem, and Spotify is certainly a big feather to add to their cap. With over 15 million paid users as recently as January, 2015 Spotify is a popular streaming service for sure.
Any Spotify users giving Phorus and Play-Fi another look after this announcement? Or any Play-Fi users giving Spotify a shot now that the option is available? Let us know in the comments or on your favorite social media site.
You can read more about this announcement in the full press release below.
FULL PRESS RELEASE
Phorus® Welcomes Spotify Streaming Service to DTS Play-Fi EcosystemWith support for Spotify Connect now included in the DTS Play-Fi® platform, Spotify Premium subscriberscan stream their favorite music and playlists to award-winning Phorus wireless audio products
ENCINO, Calif.(April 28, 2015) – Phorus, a subsidiary of DTS, Inc. (Nasdaq: DTSI), announced today the immediate availability of Spotify for its full product line-up, including the Phorus PS5 Speaker, the Phorus PS1 Speaker, and the Phorus PR5 Receiver. With the just announced integration of Spotify Connect with DTS Play-Fi® technology, Spotify Premium users will instantly be able to see, select and stream to any Phorus audio product from within the Spotify app. Subscribers will also be able to immediately launch and use the Spotify service from the Phorus apps for Android, iOS and the Kindle Fire. Simply choose a speaker, and music will begin streaming with pristine, lossless audio quality over Wi-Fi. This feature will be available to new purchasers and to existing Phorus customers via a simple app update.
A finalist at the 2015 Global Mobile Awards, the Phorus PS5 Speaker features an elegant new design, renowned DTS sound, and breakthrough DTS Play-Fi whole-home connectivity. The Phorus PR5 Receiver turns any existing home stereo into a wireless home audio system and was a 2014 CES Innovations Award honoree. With all Phorus products, users can stream music wirelessly throughout the home from smartphones, tablets, laptops or desktop PCs over an existing home Wi-Fi via DTS Play-Fi. Phorus is the only audio partner in the Play-Fi ecosystem currently including both Dual Band Wi-Fi streaming and premium Bluetooth options in all of its wireless products.
“The addition of Spotify to the Play-Fi family is a big win for us,” said Dannie Lau, General Manager, Play-Fi Division, DTS. “There is no denying the influence and penetration of Spotify around the globe, and we could not be more pleased to now offer this service to current and future Phorus product owners.”At launch, Phorus products will support streaming from Spotify Premium accounts to any one speaker or receiver in the user’s Wi-Fi network using Spotify Connect. An extension of this experience to multiple rooms via Play-Fi whole-home technology for Android and iOS users is expected later this year. Users of the DTS Play-Fi HD premium Windows software can enjoy a multi-room, multi-speaker experience on their Phorus products with Spotify’s online streaming service today.
The Phorus PS5 Speaker ($229) and the Phorus PR5 Receiver ($179) are now available online at Phorus, Amazon, and Crutchfield and are compatible with the full line-up of other DTS Play-Fi enabled products offered by leading audio brands.About DTS, Inc.Since 1993, DTS, Inc. (Nasdaq: DTSI) has been dedicated to making the world sound better. Through its pioneering audio solutions for mobile devices, home theater systems, cinema and beyond, DTS provides incredibly high-quality, immersive and engaging audio experiences to listeners everywhere. DTS technology is integrated in more than two billion devices globally, and the world’s leading video and music streaming services are increasingly choosing DTS to deliver premium sound to their listeners’ network-connected devices. For more information, please visit www.dts.com.