DTS has announced that consumers can now utilize DTS Play-Fi powered devices as their ‘Preferred Speaker’ for an Alexa Smart Home Group (SHG).

The Preferred Speaker feature enables a DTS Play-Fi powered device at home to become the default music playback speaker for an Echo, Echo Dot, Echo Spot, Echo Show or other Amazon Alexa device. When a Preferred Speaker is assigned in the Amazon Alexa App, you will no longer need to refer to the device’s name to play music on the preferred device. Voice commands such as “Alexa, play top-40” to a linked Echo device will initiate playback on the associated DTS Play-Fi speaker. This functionality is available now on all certified “Works with Alexa” DTS Play-Fi products.

“We are excited to share this feature through the wide breadth of DTS Play-Fi powered devices,” said Dannie Lau, general manager, DTS Play-Fi. “With this new ability, customers worldwide now have a simpler way of playing their music on their preferred speakers throughout their Alexa smart home.”


Works with Alexa functionality is now available worldwide on select DTS Play-Fi devices. Formerly available in the United States, United Kingdom and Germany, Works with Alexa functionality through DTS Play-Fi is now available everywhere that Alexa is available, including France, Canada, Australia, Japan, Italy, Spain, Mexico and India.

Thirty-seven DTS Play-Fi devices, with more to be announced soon, are now “Works with Alexa” certified including:
• Ace Audio Aerix Duet
• Anthem AVM 60, MRX 1120, and MRX 720
• Arcam rPlay
• Definitive Technology W Studio Micro sound bar
• Klipsch The Three and The Capitol Three Special Edition, Gate, PowerGate, RSB-14 sound bar, RSB-8 sound bar, and RW-1
• MartinLogan Bravado, Cadence sound bar, Crescendo X, Forte, Motion Vision X, and Unison
• McIntosh MB50, RS100, and RS200
• Onkyo P3 Smart Speaker
• Paradigm PW Soundbar, PW 300, PW 600, PW 800, PW Amp, and PW Link
• Phorus PS10 Smart Speaker
• Pioneer Elite F4 Smart Speaker
• Polk Audio Omni SB1 Plus
• Rotel T-14
• Sonus Faber SF 16
• Soundcast VG10
• SVS Prime Wireless Speaker System and Prime Wireless Soundbase

For more information, visit www.dts.com.

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Martin Dew