Posted on 22nd May, 2019


AirPlay 2 is now available in select DTS Play-Fi products.

DTS has just announced that AirPlay 2 support is now available on the McIntosh RS200 and Arcam rPlay, with further products coming onboard later in the year.
You can use voice commands via Siri or to a HomePod to start AirPlay playback. Additionally, you can use spoken commands to add AirPlay 2 speakers into a group with a HomePod or even transfer music playback from the HomePod to other AirPlay 2 products in the home.

McIntosh RS200

DTS Play-Fi products supporting AirPlay 2 are also Works with Alexa compatible, giving you the added option of using Alexa.

If you’re rocking an Apple device, you have a choice how to access your AirPlay 2 products, including direct streaming from iTunes, iOS, MacOS and AppleTV. The network buffering in AirPlay 2 provides improved transmission reliability in cases where Wi-Fi connections are temporarily unavailable or unstable.
Dannie Lau, general manager, DTS Play-Fi told StereoNET:

We are thrilled to bring AirPlay 2 into the DTS Play-Fi experience. With this new ability, our partners can better service Apple users with a feature set that meets their expectations for interoperability with the products they love.

Arcam rPlay

Nicholas Clarke, senior director, global engineering, luxury audio at Harman added:

AirPlay 2 brings multi-room music playback to the Apple ecosystem. Combining AirPlay 2 with DTS Play-Fi gives Arcam rPlay customers even more ways to access their product while providing the hi-res streaming audio support they demand.

Charlie Randall, chief executive officer (CEO) at McIntosh, chipped in:

Supporting AirPlay 2 and Works with Alexa in the RS200 offers choice to our customers with music assistant control. Integrating these protocols with DTS Play-Fi gives the RS200 a sophisticated set of streaming capabilities unmatched by our competitors.

DTS Play-Fi technology enables lossless multi-room wireless audio streaming on any supported product from the world’s most popular music services including Amazon Music, Deezer, Spotify and TIDAL, thousands of Internet radio stations, as well as personal music libraries. Also, DTS Play-Fi features advance streaming functionality like wireless surround sound, stereo pairing, music station presets, and audio/video synchronisation.

The DTS Play-Fi ecosystem boasts having “the most extensive collection of products in the whole-home wireless audio space” and with more than 200 interoperable speakers, sound bars, set-top boxes, and A/V receivers from the top names in premium audio, who are we to argue?


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Posted in: Hi-Fi Home Theatre Integration Smart Homes & IoT
Tags: arcam  mcintosh  dts  playfi  airplay 2  harman luxury group