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DTS Play-Fi Devices Get Alexa-Preferred Speaker Status To Elevate Your Audio Experience

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Your Amazon Alexa product is probably your go-to device when it comes to listening to news or traffic conditions but when it comes to music, you defer to your chosen speaker. DTS (Xperi) knows that and they’ve given their DTS Play-Fi devices that work with Alexa Preferred Speaker status.

Preferred Speaker is an Amazon Alexa feature that allows users to link any speaker they want to the app. Once that’s done, there’s no longer any need to mention the name of the speaker when asking Alexa to play some tune; instead, you can simply go with: “Alexa, play top-40”.

That makes setting up your default home audio system easier, so naturally DTS added the functionality to all of their certified “Works with Alexa” DTS Play-Fi products.

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How do you know whether your DTS Play-Fi product is among the ones getting this update? Well, there are 37 devices supporting the feature already, with some of them listed here.

Thankfully, the Alexa support has expanded even more. Now, DTS Play-Fi devices have the “Works with Alexa” functionality in every region Alexa is available, like France, Canada, Australia, Japan, Italy, Spain, Mexico and India. Previously, only consumers in the United States, United Kingdom and Germany could have taken advantage of it.

If you’ve heard of DTS in the realm of cinematography, mobile (like the LG phones shown at MWC19) and headphones, but not home speakers, you should know that DTS Play-Fi lets you do lossless multi-room wireless audio streaming from Amazon Music, Deezer, iHeartRadio,Napster, Pandora, Qobuz, Spotify and TIDAL, and more (read here.)

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