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Which Wren V5 is right for me?

The Wren V5 is available in a choice of wireless platforms, so anyone can enjoy great wireless sound – whether you listen to music through an Apple device, an Android device, a Mac or Windows PC, or any Bluetooth-enabled device.

Here’s a deeper dive into the compatibility and features of each device. If you need help selecting the right model, click here to contact us. To learn more about DTS Play-Fi, click here.

Wren V5US Wren V5AP Wren V5PF Wren V5BT
Audio inputs
  • AirPlay
  • Play-Fi
  • Bluetooth
  • 3.5mm aux-in jack
  • WiFi (AirPlay)
  • 3.5mm aux-in jack
  • USB dock connector for Apple devices
  • WiFi (Play-Fi)
  • 3.5mm aux-in jack
  • Bluetooth
  • 3.5mm aux-in jack
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Wireless device compatibility  Stream music wirelessly from AirPlay-equipped iOS devices (iOS 4.3 and higher); Android (2.2 and higher) and iOS (6.0 and higher) devices with the free Play-Fi app; PCs running Windows® 7, 8 and 8.1 with the free Play-Fi app; Mac PCs using AirPlay; iTunes on PCs running Windows versions older than Windows 7; and any Bluetooth®-enabled device (Bluetooth 2.1 and higher). A great solution for households with a mix of devices. Stream music wirelessly from iTunes (PC and Mac), as well as AirPlay-equipped iOS devices (iOS 4.3 and higher) including iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. Stream music wirelessly from Android® smartphones and tablets (Android operating system 2.2 and higher), and/or PCs running Windows® 7, 8 or 8.1. Have an iOS device? There’s a Play-Fi app for that, too! Stream music wirelessly from any Bluetooth®-enabled device (Bluetooth 2.1 and higher), including laptops, netbooks, Windows® phones and Blackberry® devices. Also works with all iOS and Android devices. A great solution for households with a mix of devices.
Available wireless music content
  • Wren Play-Fi App for Android: Streaming services Songza, Deezer, Sirius/XM, Spotify Premium (coming soon!), QQ Music (China), KK Box (Japan, Korea) and vTuner (thousands of internet radio stations), plus all music stored on your Android device or on external network-attached DLNA servers. More services and capabilities are added each quarter.
  • Play-Fi app for iOS devices: All non DRM-protected iTunes music stored on your iOS device or on external network-attached DLNA servers plus Songza, Deezer, Spotify Premium (coming soon!), KK Box (Japan, Korea) and vTuner (thousands of internet radio stations). More services and capabilities are added each quarter.
  • Play-Fi app for Windows 7 and higer: All music you can get on your PC, including cloud services like Google Play and Amazon Cloud Player.
  • See the Wren V5US Device Guide for details.
iTunes, plus any app that supports AirPlay, such as Spotify®, Pandora®, YouTube®, iHeartRadio® and numerous others.
  • Wren Play-Fi App for Android:
    Streaming services Pandora, Songza, Deezer, Sirius/XM, Spotify Premium (coming soon!), QQ Music (China), KK Box (Japan, Korea) and vTuner (thousands of internet radio stations), plus all music stored on your Android device or on external network-attached DLNA servers. More services and capabilities are added each quarter.
  • Play-Fi app for iOS devices: All non DRM-protected iTunes music stored on your iOS device or on external network-attached DLNA servers plus Songza, Deezer, Spotify Premium (coming soon!), KK Box (Japan, Korea) and vTuner (thousands of internet radio stations). More services and capabilities are added each quarter.
  • Play-Fi app for Windows 7 and higher: All music you can get on your PC, including cloud services like Google Play and Amazon Cloud Player.
Any music content available on the device, including streaming services such as Spotify and Pandora, plus iTunes on Apple devices.
Wireless sound quality Great!  HiFi-quality lossless playback on AirPlay and Play-Fi. Very good with Bluetooth, and great with Bluetooth if your source device includes aptX Bluetooth. Check for your device here. Great! HiFi-quality lossless playback. Limited only by the quality of the source music. Great! HiFi-quality lossless playback. Limited only by the quality of the source music. Very good. Lower fidelity and resolution than WiFi — unless the source device includes aptX Bluetooth. Check for your device here.
Connection range
  • AirPlay/Play-Fi:Up to 150 feet from WiFi router or access point, depending on signal strength.
  • Bluetooth: About 30 feet from speaker.
Up to 150 feet from WiFi router or access point, depending on signal strength. Up to 150 feet from WiFi router or access point, depending on signal strength. About 30 feet from speaker.
Multiple speaker support Stream music to multiple Wren V5 speakers simultaneously. Stream music to multiple Wren V5 speakers simultaneously from iTunes on a Mac or PC.* Stream music to multiple Wren V5 speakers simultaneously. Also enables multiple simultaneous users. Stream music to one Wren V5 speaker at a time.
Wireless system requirements
  • AirPlay: 802.11 b/g/n WiFi router
  • Play-Fi: 802.11 g/n WiFi router required for multi-room streaming; 802.11b WiFi router can stream to one Play-Fi device
  • Bluetooth: Direct connection from device to speaker — no WiFi router required
  • 802.11 b/g/n WiFi router
  • 802.11 g/n WiFi router required for multi-room streaming
  • 802.11b WiFi router can stream to one Play-Fi device
  • Direct connection from device to speaker — no WiFi router required
Wired playback from any device through 3.5mm aux-in jack? Yes Yes Yes Yes
Device charging through USB port? No Yes Yes Yes
App required?
  • AirPlay/Bluetooth: No
  • Play-Fi: Yes
    • For Android:
      The Wren Play-Fi App – free from Google Play or Amazon App Store.
    • For Windows:
      The Play-Fi App for Windows – free (for a single speaker) or $15 USD for a multi-room, multi-zone version, both from Play-Fi.
    • For iOS Devices: The Play-Fi App – free from the Apple App Store.
No
  • For Android, the Wren Play-Fi App – free from Google Play or Amazon App Store.
  • For Windows, the Play-Fi App for Windows – free (for a single speaker) or $15 USD for a multi-room, multi-zone version, both from Play-Fi.
  • For iOS Devices, the Play-Fi App – free from the Apple App Store.
No
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* Note: AirPlay does not support streaming to multiple speakers from an iOS device such as an iPhone or iPad.