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DTS Play-Fi Launches Wireless Immersive Audio Expansion With 12-Channel Home Theater Support

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SAN JOSE, Calif & BERLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today DTS, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of entertainment technology company Xperi Inc. (NYSE: XPER), which creates extraordinary experiences, announced the official launch of immersive audio support for DTS Play-Fi® Home Theater, the only whole-home wireless solution to support 12 channels of discrete sound, for a higher-fidelity listening experience. Originally launched in 2021 with support for 5.1 surround sound, this latest update enables playback of immersive sound formats like DTS:X, Dolby Atmos and IMAX Enhanced from DTS Play-Fi compatible TVs to discrete speaker layouts, up to 7.2.4. DTS Play-Fi Home Theater eliminates the need for unsightly wiring, TV dongles, and AV receivers by re-using the Wi-Fi radio built into every smart TV.

“Whether for movies or music, everyday consumers have had to settle for less than what today’s latest immersive audio formats fully have to offer, limited by the impracticality of wires, bulky electronics, and inconvenient speaker placement,” said Dannie Lau, general manager, DTS Play-Fi. “DTS Play-Fi Home Theater brings high-fidelity immersive sound to the masses featuring wireless convenience, flexible speaker layouts, a range of in-market products, and enveloping sound with 12 discrete channels of audio. Play-Fi is the new benchmark for truly immersive wireless sound.”

DTS Play-Fi Home Theater recreates an incredible immersive listening experience, today with up to 12 discrete channels of audio, all over standard Wi-Fi. Key features include:

  • Customizable home theater configurations from the simple, like a wireless soundbar connection, to the truly immersive with discrete speakers, surrounds, and subwoofers, supporting layouts up to 7.2.4
  • Option to use the TV’s internal speakers as part of a DTS Play-Fi Home Theater system
  • Support for all immersive and surround sound formats including DTS:X, Dolby Atmos and IMAX Enhanced
  • Works with all TV video sources including wired inputs (e.g. HDMI), on-board streaming apps, and wireless streaming protocols like AirPlay and Chromecast
  • Capability to mix-and-match DTS Play-Fi compatible soundbars, speakers, subwoofers, and amplifiers, regardless of brand
  • Technology-agnostic streaming solution that works across various TV operating systems and leading TV system-on-chip solutions
  • Utilizes the same Wi-Fi radio already built into the smart TV; no additional hardware is required

TPV will be the first partner to launch the latest DTS Play-Fi Home Theater enhancements on select 2023 Philips TVs, which are expected to be released in the coming year. All DTS Play-Fi compatible TVs offer an extensive array of whole-home capabilities including multi-room music and TV playback, portable and private listening, and compatibility with top music services from around the world via the DTS Play-Fi mobile app.

“Every great home theater system combines two things: the best possible picture quality and true-to-life sound,” said Diederik Houtman, head of product management at TPV Europe. “DTS Play-Fi’s industry-leading technology lets consumers do just that by wirelessly connecting Philips award-winning TVs with DTS Play-Fi compatible soundbars, speakers, and subwoofers to deliver the ultimate immersive home cinema experience.”

Learn more about DTS Play-Fi and its award-winning wireless audio technology at IFA 2023 in Berlin and at play-fi.com.

Safe Harbor Statement

This press release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the federal securities laws. These forward-looking statements are based on information available to Xperi as of the date hereof, as well as Xperi’s current expectations that involve risks and uncertainties. Forward-looking statements may involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause Xperi’s actual results, performance, or achievements to be materially different from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. These statements include but are not limited to those related to the availability, features, benefits, functionality, attributes, and timing of release of Xperi’s products and related services. These risks, as well as other risks associated with the business, are more fully discussed in Xperi’s filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including Xperi’s Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and Annual Report on Form 10-K.

About DTS, Inc.

Since 1993, DTS 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. Now, DTS is powering imaging and sensing technologies as well. For more information, please visit www.dts.com.

About Xperi Inc.

Xperi invents, develops, and delivers technologies that enable extraordinary experiences. Xperi technologies, delivered via its brands (DTS®, HD Radio™, TiVo®), and by its startup, Perceive, and IMAX Enhanced, an IMAX and DTS partnership, have been integrated into billions of consumer devices and media platforms worldwide, powering smart devices, connected cars and entertainment experiences. Xperi has created a unified ecosystem that reaches highly engaged consumers driving increased value for partners, customers and consumers.

©2023 Xperi Inc. All Rights Reserved. Xperi®, TiVo®, DTS®, HD Radio™, Perceive®, Play-Fi®, and their respective logos are trademark(s) or registered trademark(s) of Xperi Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks and content are the property of their respective owners.

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Contacts

Xperi Media:
Allyse Sanchez, Xperi
Allyse.sanchez@xperi.com

First published on Wed, Aug 30, 2023

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