Breakthrough DTS Play-Fi(R) technology powers simple, great-sounding whole-home wireless audio systems for smartphones and tablets. You can stream your favorite tunes over Wi-Fi right from the Onkyo Music Control App to speakers from DTS Play-Fi product partners. It's a huge step up from Bluetooth - the audio quality and reliability are outstanding, and you can enjoy music from your phone in one room, or all your rooms.

The "Hi-Fi over Wi-Fi" listening experience is just a touch away, thanks to this handy app. Choose a speaker, choose a song, and your favorite tunes are streaming all through the house.

The app offers built-in streaming options: stream from worldwide music services; connect to DLNA servers, or play anything from your device's music library, including your iTunes playlists. The app automatically organizes and indexes the music for you.

Please also note that the Onkyo Music Control App is companion software to audio products enabled with Play-Fi technology. It is not intended as a stand-alone audio player.

What’s New

Version 5.11

Bug fix.

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
169 Ratings

169 Ratings

jahqueens ,

Lose connection

This thing works for about 10 mins then all of a sudden it loses connection and starts searching for connection. It does it over and over. My receiver is plugged directly into my Ethernet switch and my phone never loses connection so it’s obviously this app that’s the problem. If I use this for a party it would really embarrass me.

dschultz12 ,

Worst app ever

This has got to be hands down the worst app I have ever used. Your login credentials never work for SiriusXM or Deezer. It always says you have the wrong username/password yet you can go login on that services app with the same exact login info.

Art_Dog ,

Invasive privacy policy and offers me nothing that AirPlay doesn’t

The first time I tried using the app and despite having a compatible Onkyo Receiver and current version of iOS, *and* placing the device next to the WiFi router during multiple set-up attempts, the set-up process failed to see or connect to anything even with multiple restarts of all the devices. Which turned out to be a hidden blessing because I just read the privacy policy, which says that users agree to let Onkyo track everything you do with the app (such as the songs you listen to) and states that the data is *not* anonymized or aggregated, but rather tracked to each user individually, including their email address, postal address, phone number, employer, etc. for the purpose of marketing to the user. No thanks.

Update from June 2021: Tried to give the app a second chance. Invasive privacy policy is still in place. Unlike my previous attempt, this time the app found my Onkyo receiver and was able to stream standard audio (no different or better than AirPlay 2), but when I tried to setup the app for hi-res and surround, the app claimed it couldn’t find the wired speakers connected to the Onkyo receiver and trying to use the automated setup wizard in the app was futile because the automated wizard only works with a single Onkyo receiver (not the one I have) and insists I consult the receiver’s manual for detailed instructions — and the receiver manual doesn’t provide any instructions for setting up the app beyond installing it, linking the app with my streaming services, and selecting Play-Fi as the streaming connection from my phone to the receiver.

So…I don’t really understand the point of this app if it just duplicates AirPlay 2 features and adds nothing. And I don’t understand why the Onkyo receiver includes the Play-Fi capability if it’s not able to support the hi-res or surround playback functions touted as the app’s features.

Deleted the app a second time.

App Privacy

The developer, Onkyo Home Entertainment Corporation, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Used to Track You

The following data may be used to track you across apps and websites owned by other companies:

  • Location
  • Contact Info
  • Search History
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Location
  • Contact Info
  • Search History
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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