Phorus has been busy lately! It’s only been a few months since they added the popular music streaming service Spotify to their list of DTS Play-Fi supported services, and now they’re at it again. Phorus has recently announced that both Rdio and Rhapsody are now supported and will work with your Play-Fi system.
Rdio and Rhapsody both allow users to create their own personalized radio stations for free. In the free tier, each service will create playlists based on music that you like and will then play similar artists. Rhapsody’s free service differs in that there are no ads, and you can skip as many songs as you’d like. Each service also has several paid tiers allowing for options such as higher quality streaming, saving some songs to stream at any time, or choosing any song from each service’s library to play at any time.
Also announced was the addition of Hi-Res Audio (up to 24 bit / 192 kHz) to iOS, allowing for higher quality audio to be streamed in WAV, FLAC, and ALAC formats.
Last but not least, Phorus rolled out some new volume controls. The first allows for gradual volume changes when adjusting volume via the Phorus app. The second acts as a sort of parental control, allowing master control over other speakers without having to take control of the speaker or stop the music.
We’ve had the pleasure of reviewing several Phorus products in the past and have come away quite impressed. A refresher, in case you’ve forgotten or were unaware: Phorus has a receiver that connects to your existing stereo system and allows you to connect and stream music via Bluetooth or WiFi. Using the free Phorus app available for Android and iOS makes setup of the Phorus receiver quick and easy. From there you can also add additional Play-Fi speakers throughout your home and stream lossless quality music to any of those speakers via WiFi.
You can check out more about these updates at the link below.Source: Phorus
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