As Alexa Cast uses a “direct cloud connection”, you’ll also be able to control music when your phone’s out of range of your home network. That’s pretty neat.
This is good news if your choice of streaming service is as off-kilter as your choice of streamer hardware. DTS Play-Fi tends to be used in higher-end audio gear from brands the average Currys window shopper may not have heard of before.
Speakers and streamer boxes that benefit from this upgrade include the Polk Omni SB1+ soundbar, the McIntosh RS100 speaker and the Klipsch Gate music streamer.
Owners of these somewhat niche speaker may never even use Alexa Cast, given DTS Play-Fi already supports Spotify, Deezer and Tidal. However, it’s good to see a slightly smaller platform in the streamer scene keep up to date with the tech.