YouTube TV Now Supports 5.1 Surround Sound on Apple TV

YouTube TV on the Apple TV has been updated with 5.1 audio support, YouTube announced today. The updated audio works with compatible live, DVR, and video on-demand content that's watched on YouTube TV.

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5.1 audio offers surround sound and has brand names that include Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic, THX, and DTS.

YouTube says that content that supports 5.1 surround sound will play in that format automatically when using the YouTube app on a compatible device, which now includes the ‌Apple TV‌. YouTube TV users can check if content supports 5.1 audio by playing a video, selecting the More option, choosing the Bug, and checking stats for nerds.

Top Rated Comments

zorinlynx Avatar
3 weeks ago
I sometimes wonder if Google intentionally delays features like this for Apple platforms as a way to make them a "second class citizen" to their own devices. Why else would something as basic as surround sound support be delayed for so long?
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
arubinst Avatar
3 weeks ago
I would rather have HDR support (Dolby Vision even better), which I believe the Apple TV YouTube app does not support.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Moonlight Avatar
3 weeks ago

I would rather have HDR support (Dolby Vision even better), which I believe the Apple TV YouTube app does not support.
HDR seems to work on my AppleTV 4k on Youtube
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Eldaerenth Faexidor Avatar
3 weeks ago
Fancy stuff. What’s next? Support for dial-up Internet?
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
njn007 Avatar
3 weeks ago
”when using the YouTube app” should be “when using the YouTube TV app” since they are two separate apps with different functions.

This will confuse some if not fixed…
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
MacMcNugget Avatar
3 weeks ago
Finally, YouTube is sort of embracing the cutting edge technology of the 1970’s!
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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