Netflix today announces that it will offer Spatial Audio support for some shows. In doing so, the company joins Apple TV+ and other streaming services that are already bringing this immersive audio experience to life. Here are some of the shows and the Apple devices that are compatible with Netflix’s Spatial Audio feature.
According to an blog post, Netflix has partnered with Sennheiser to bring this new experience to its customers. The publication says shows like The Adam Project and Stranger Things 4 now support spatial audio.
Often the subtlety of sound goes unnoticed, but it can profoundly affect the mood of a scene and fundamentally change the audience’s response. Some of the most iconic moments in TV and film are defined by the immersive moments they create through sound. Without its excellent sound design, would it final fight scene in The Adam Project be so electric? Would Eddie Munson’s Epic Guitar Scene in Stranger Things 4 bring the ǝpᴉsdn uʍ to life in the same way?
Netflix says Spatial Audio technology “helps translate the cinematic experience of immersive audio to any stereo, so the work creators do to get you into the story happens regardless of the device you use to watch Netflix.” To discover the shows that currently support this feature, users just need to type “spatial audio” into the search bar. This feature joins 4K, HDR, Dolby Atmos and Netflix Calibrated Mode.
These are the Apple devices that support Netflix Spatial Audio feature
Spatial Audio is a familiar term to Apple users as the company introduced support for this feature with Apple Music last year, while I also added it to Apple TV+ – as virtually all content available in the streaming service offers Dolby Atmos support with Spatial Audio.
Now if you want to take advantage of Spatial Audio on Netflix, here’s what your device should be and which AirPods can use:
To experience spatial audio on Apple devices, the streaming quality must be set to High or Auto, and:
Compatible Apple Devices:
- iPhone 7 and later with iOS 15.1 or later
- iPad Air 3rd generation and later with iPadOS 15.1 or later
- iPad mini 5th generation and later with iPadOS 15.1 or later
- iPad Pro 3rd generation and later with iPadOS 15.1 or later
- Apple TV 4K and later with tvOS 15 or later
Compatible Apple Headphones
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