Netflix Rolling Out Spatial Audio for All Devices in Partnership With Sennheiser

Netflix today announced that it is partnering with Sennheiser for a new spatial audio experience that will be available for the Netflix content catalog.

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Using Sennheiser AMBEO technology, stereo audio will be enhanced with an immersive surround sound experience that is compatible with all devices, all streaming plans, and that does not require surround sound speakers or home theater equipment.

This feature will enable spatial audio on devices (including Apple devices) that do not normally support it. It is separate technology from the spatial audio support that has been available on spatial audio-compatible Apple hardware since August 2021, and it is designed for those who do not have devices that already support the spatial audio feature.

Netflix says that subscribers who do not have surround sound speakers or devices that work with the traditional spatial audio feature will see spatial audio enabled automatically when watching a compatible TV show or movie.

For those unfamiliar, spatial audio is designed to provide theater-like sound from a movie, video, or TV show that you're watching, offering a sound experience that sounds like it's coming from all around you.

According to Netflix, spatial audio is in the process of rolling out across the Netflix content catalog starting today, and users can find shows and movies that support spatial audio by typing "spatial audio" into the search bar.

To be clear, for those who have spatial audio-compatible Apple devices, nothing will be changing as spatial audio support has already been available. Compatible Apple headphones include the third-generation AirPods, AirPods Pro, AirPods Max, and Beats Fit Pro.

Compatible Apple devices include the iPhone 7 or later, iPad Air third-generation and later, iPad mini fifth-generation and later, iPad Pro third-generation or later, and Apple TV 4K. The iPhones and iPads must be running iOS 15.1 or above and the ‌Apple TV‌ 4K must be running tvOS 15 or above.

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Top Rated Comments

bbplayer5 Avatar
25 months ago

Who is Netflix?

Netflix needs to focus on their content before spatial audio.
Or you know, they have employees doing both?
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
wanha Avatar
25 months ago

Who is Netflix?

Netflix needs to focus on their content before spatial audio.
Since when can companies only work on one single thing at a time?

Is it like if you're fat you shouldn't try to learn Spanish until you're thin?
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
now i see it Avatar
25 months ago
Sharknado will be so satisfying with spacial audio
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
CPx Avatar
25 months ago
Today I learned that spatial audio is woke.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TehFalcon Avatar
25 months ago
stereo conversions almost universally suck.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Feyl Avatar
25 months ago
I don’t wanna be mean, but spatial audio of any kind sounds like crap. It’s a completely worthless feature.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)