DTS Play-Fi gains SoC support from Novatek

A major chip supplier for TVs, Novatek Microelectronics Corp, will be supporting DTS Play-Fi on its line of SoCs targeting the TV market.

DTS Play-Fi adds wireless audio features to TVs including whole-home TV audio streaming, multiroom music playback from various music services, app-based headphone streaming with Wi-Fi range, and immersive surround sound. Play-Fi works over industry standard Wi-Fi so does not require any additional hardware in the product’s design, allowing manufacturers to add advance wireless capabilities across a wide range of price points within their product portfolio.

Supporting DTS Play-Fi on its latest smart TV SoC solutions is Novatek, a global semiconductor chip supplier for TV displays. Licensees will be able to leverage Novatek’s turnkey solutions to build TVs that seamlessly connect to Play-Fi compatible amplifiers, soundbars, speakers, and subwoofers.

Play-Fi is used by over 30 brands and featured in hundreds of products. These products, irrespective of brand, can be used in conjunction with Play-Fi enabled TVs to create surround sound and whole-home audio solutions.

Jimmy Su, VISG GM, Novatek said: “With the rise of multi-channel streaming content from major services, more people than ever can create a theatre-like experience in the comfort of their living room. Play-Fi lets consumers do it without the impediment of unsightly wires, cables or adapter boxes, while Play-Fi’s innovative use of Wi-Fi lets TV manufacturers avoid adding additional hardware costs to their design.”

“Novatek’s SoC solutions power many of the best brands and TVs in the market today,” added Dannie Lau, general manager, DTS Play-Fi. “Through Novatek’s support of DTS Play-Fi, manufacturers can now leverage these solutions to quickly bring TVs with powerful wireless audio capabilities to market.”


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