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Polk Audio and Definitive Technology ‘Connect’ to Music Lovers with Spotify
Major On-Demand Music Service Now Available on Audio Brands’ Wireless Music Systems
Vista, Calif. (April 28, 2015) – Polk Audio, a high-performance audio brand with over a 40-year legacy of sound expertise, and Definitive Technology, the market leader in high-end loudspeaker solutions, today announced the availability of Spotify Connect for each brand’s wireless music systems. Spotify Connect debuted recently as an added feature for Spotify Premium subscribers, allowing users to play and control music through Wi-Fi-connected speakers, TVs, laptops and other devices. The Polk OmniTM and Definitive Technology Wireless music systems offer built-in support for streaming Spotify through the DTS Play-Fi® platform.
“Music lovers want choices, and we believe in providing them with the freedom to experience powerful audio anywhere in their homes,” said Kevin Duffy, president of Sound United, parent company of Polk and Definitive Technology. “With the addition of Spotify Connect to the Play-Fi ecosystem, our customers will have the ability to effortlessly stream music from the popular Spotify app to Polk Audio and Definitive Technology wireless music system products.”
Polk’s Omni Collection and Definitive Technology’s Wireless Collection, both featuring DTS Play-Fi technology, provide listeners with the freedom and flexibility to stream Spotify Connect wirelessly from smartphones, tablets, laptops or desktop PCs to connected speakers throughout the home. At launch, Polk and Definitive Technology products will support Spotify Connect streaming to any one speaker and will support multi-room streaming later this year. Currently, DTS’ Play-Fi HD premium Windows software supports Spotify Connect in multiple rooms, on multiple speakers.
The Polk Omni Collection is comprised of five audio products featuring a wireless amplifier, pre-amp, rechargeable speakers and an entertainment-enhancing sound bar, all delivering its authentic, signature sound. The Definitive Technology Wireless Collection also features five audio offerings with precision design and full-range sound, including an award-winning sound bar system, two compact all-in-one speakers, an adapter and an amplifier. Each system is designed to stream the music people love to any room in the home by utilizing controller apps that allow listeners to wirelessly manage and stream the most popular music services, Internet radio stations and their personal music libraries. Polk Omni Collection and Definitive Technology Wireless Collection are available to purchase on PolkAudio.com and DefinitiveTech.com, respectively, as well as major retailers.
Spotify is an award-winning digital music service that gives you on-demand access to over 30 million tracks. Our dream is to make all the world’s music available instantly to everyone, wherever and whenever you want it. Spotify makes it easier than ever to discover, manage and share music with your friends, while making sure that artists get a fair deal. Spotify is now available in 58 markets globally with more than 60 million active users, and over 15 million paying subscribers. Since its launch in Sweden in 2008, Spotify has driven more than US$2bn to rights holders. Spotify is now the second biggest source of digital music revenue for labels in Europe, and the biggest and most successful music streaming service of its kind globally.
About DTS Play-Fi
DTS’ Play-Fi technology provides listeners with the freedom and flexibility to stream their favorite music services and libraries wirelessly from smartphones, tablets, laptops or desktop PCs over an existing Wi-Fi network to any number of connected speakers that incorporate Play-Fi technology throughout the home. Play-Fi wirelessly transmits high-quality “lossless” audio, works everywhere your Wi-Fi does, and listeners can set-up, link and control all of their speakers on the network from the same streamlined interfaces.
About Polk Audio
Polk Audio is an award-winning designer of high-performance audio products and the largest audio brand of Sound United. Founded in 1972, Polk is a leading manufacturer of premium home theater speakers, sound bars, headphones, wireless speakers, outdoor, mobile and marine speakers and amplifiers, and other high-performance audio products. For more information on Polk Audio, please visit www.polkaudio.com. All trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
About Definitive Technology
Definitive Technology is where precision sound meets iconic design. Definitive Technology has been building beautifully designed, superior sounding home audio and home theater loudspeakers since 1990. Definitive Technology loudspeakers are among the most positively reviewed and honored high performance loudspeakers on the market. Definitive Technology is part of the Sound United family of consumer electronics brands. Audio/video specialty retailers throughout the United States and more than 40 countries around the world proudly sell Definitive Technology loudspeakers. For more information about Definitive Technology please visit www.definitivetech.com; for Sound United, visit www.soundunited.com.