Spotify has joined the DTS Play-Fi ecosystem. Spotify Premium subscribers can now stream their favorite music in the highest quality over their existing Wi-Fi network to their favorite connected speaker brands that incorporate Play-Fi technology, including Definitive Technology, Phorus , Polk Audio, and Wren.
Spotify features more than 30 million songs available to its base of more than 15 million Spotify Premium subscribers.
“With its massive song library and more than one billion playlists created by users, Spotify is a significant addition to the Play-Fi ecosystem,” said Dannie Lau, general manager, Play-Fi Division at DTS. “We believe that Spotify users around the world will appreciate the superior sound quality and convenience of the Play-Fi audio experience for all of their music.”
With the addition of Spotify Connect support for DTS Play-Fi, Spotify Premium subscribers will instantly see all connected Play-Fi enabled speakers directly within the Spotify app. They will also be able to immediately launch and use their Spotify service from within the Play-Fi branded apps from DTS and its audio component partners. Simply choose a Play-Fi speaker, and the music will begin streaming in pristine, lossless audio.
“This partnership with DTS Play-Fi gives Spotify Premium users an amazing audio experience in their homes,” said Owen Parry, business development, hardware at Spotify. “We want to be ubiquitous and providing a high quality in-home music experience to our users is crucial to attaining that goal.”
DTS’ Play-Fi technology provides listeners with the freedom and flexibility to stream their music wirelessly from smartphones, tablets, laptops or desktop PCs over an existing home Wi-Fi network to any number of connected speakers that incorporate the Play-Fi technology throughout the home.
At launch, DTS partner products from Definitive Technology, Phorus, Polk Audio, and Wren will support streaming from Spotify Premium accounts to any one Play-Fi speaker on a Wi-Fi network using the Spotify Connect protocol. DTS will be extending this experience by enabling multi-room enjoyment of Spotify via Play-Fi whole-home technology for Android and iOS users later this year. DTS’ Play-Fi HD premium Windows software allows listeners to enjoy Spotify in multiple rooms, on multiple speakers today.