DTS and Songza to Offer Popular Free Music Streaming Service for Play-Fi™ Enabled Home Audio
LAS VEGAS—(BUSINESS WIRE)— CES (Booth #9839) —DTS, Inc. (Nasdaq: DTSI), a leader in high-definition audio solutions and audio enhancement technologies, announced today, with Songza™, plans to offer the popular free streaming music service for Play-Fi™-enabled wireless home audio systems. Songza, named by Fast Company as one of the "World's Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Music," has gained popularity as the music streaming app that provides an expertly-curated soundtrack for your life.
Songza will be integrated directly into the Play-Fi app for iOS and Android, with availability anticipated in the second quarter of 2014. Once the Play-Fi app is downloaded, current Songza subscribers will have instant access to their account. Users can also become new Songza subscribers, seamlessly through the Play-Fi app, and begin streaming expertly-curated playlists, in addition to custom playlists based on one's current activity such as driving, exercising, entertaining or working.
"Songza was designed to predict what users are doing right now and serve them the expertly-curated playlist that makes it even better," said Elias Roman, CEO of Songza. "By adding Songza support to the Play-Fi ecosystem, DTS is allowing customers to have effortless access to the right music for their specific activity, mood, or even room they are in, played directly through any Play-Fi connected speaker systems in their home."
"Songza's approach to creating a new style of streaming music service is a perfect match for Play-Fi," said Brian Towne, executive vice president and chief operating officer at DTS. "Songza is all about delivering music in a way that matches the lifestyle of today's music fan. At DTS, we share that same philosophy and are extremely proud to bring Songza's customer base even more options for listening to their favorite music at home through the Play-Fi ecosystem of audio products."
With Play-Fi, users can stream their music directly to any Play-Fi equipped audio system, or stream it through their existing home audio system using any receiver featuring Play-Fi connectivity. Play-Fi is an advanced whole-home audio technology capable of streaming lossless, high-quality audio from Android, iOS and Kindle Fire devices, as well as Windows PCs, to multiple rooms, from multiple users, simultaneously using a standard home Wi-Fi network. Unlike single speaker wireless solutions, which only allow users to stream directly to one speaker from their mobile devices, DTS Play-Fi gives users full control of an entire network of speakers in the home. Users can set-up, link, and stream audio to one Play-Fi enabled speaker or multiple speakers throughout the home at once, perfectly synchronized and with no lag.
For more information about DTS, please visit www.dts.com, or connect with DTS on Facebook and Twitter (@DTS_Inc). For more information about Songza, please visit www.songza.com, or connect with Songza on Facebook and Twitter (@Songza).
Headquartered in Long Island City, NY, Songza predicts what you're doing or feeling and then serves an expertly-curated playlist to make it better. Songza offers playlists for improving activities such as waking up, working out, commuting, concentrating, unwinding, entertaining, and sleeping. Songza's team of music experts, comprised of journalists, critics, DJs, ethnomusicologists and musicians, deliver tens of millions of hours of sonic bliss to music lovers every month. Songza has been named one of the App Store Best of 2012 by Apple, one of Time's Best Android and iPhone Apps of 2013, and one of Fast Company's 2013 Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Music.
About DTS, Inc.
DTS, Inc. (Nasdaq:DTSI) is a premier audio solutions provider for high-definition entertainment experiences—anytime, anywhere, on any device. DTS' audio solutions enable delivery and playback of clear, compelling high-definition audio, which is incorporated by hundreds of licensee customers around the world, into an array of consumer electronic devices. From a renowned legacy as a pioneer in high definition multi-channel audio, DTS became a mandatory audio format in the Blu-ray Disc™ standard and is now increasingly deployed in enabling digital delivery of compelling movies, music, games and other forms of digital entertainment to a growing array of network-connected consumer devices. DTS technology is in car audio systems, digital media players, DVD players, game consoles, home theaters, PCs, set-top boxes, smart phones, surround music content and every device capable of playing Blu-ray™ discs. Founded in 1993, DTS' corporate headquarters are located in Calabasas, California with its licensing operations headquartered in Limerick, Ireland. DTS also has offices in Los Gatos and Santa Ana, California, Washington, China, France, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan and the United Kingdom. Copyright 2013, DTS, Inc. DTS, the Symbol, and DTS and the Symbol together are registered trademarks of DTS, Inc. All other trademarks are the properties of their respective owners. All rights reserved.
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