|By Business Wire
|January 7, 2014 08:01 AM EST
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
“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
“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
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
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