LG TVs Gain Support for Dolby Atmos With Apple Music

LG has updated its Apple Music app to support Dolby Atmos, making it the first smart TV manufacturer to do so (via FlatpanelsHD).

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The change allows users to experience immersive audio that enhances the spatial perception of sound, previously achievable only with external hardware. The feature was confirmed to be operational on the LG GX OLED TV from the 2020 lineup, with expectations that it will work on all LG TVs that are compatible with Dolby Atmos from 2020 onwards.

While the TV's built-in speakers can utilize this new capability, LG suggests that the best audio experience is achieved with a compatible surround sound system, which can take advantage of the Dolby Atmos technology more effectively.

The update to the ‌Apple Music‌ app on LG TVs circumvents the necessity for additional Apple hardware. Before this update, ‌Apple Music‌'s Dolby Atmos support was available on TVs singularly through the Apple TV 4K, paired with either Apple's HomePods or Sonos speakers connected through the Sonos app. Other smart TV manufacturers are likely to follow suit and add support for Dolby Atmos in their own ‌Apple Music‌ apps.

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Top Rated Comments

kiranmk2 Avatar
4 weeks ago

Atmos through TV speakers seems rather useless.

Because we all know how great flat screen TV speakers sound.
Maybe read the article in detail before commenting...


('https://www.macrumors.com/2024/05/01/lg-tv-support-for-apple-music-dolby-atmos/')


While the TV's built-in speakers can utilize this new capability, LG suggests that the best audio experience is achieved with a compatible surround sound system, which can take advantage of the Dolby Atmos technology more effectively.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
vipergts2207 Avatar
4 weeks ago
Atmos through TV speakers seems rather useless.

Edit: For the select folks who can’t seem to understand, “TV speakers” refers to the speakers built into the TV, not some external speakers that you’ve attached to the TV. You’d think this would be self-explanatory, but I guess not.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dasmb Avatar
4 weeks ago
I have an LG TV and a Samsung TV and boy is the LG superior.

Full facts: my LG is a 55" OLED, was around $1999, and the Samsung is a 43" The Frame, around $999

The screen of course is incredible, OLED vs QLED is no contest. But the real merit of the LG is the incredibly responsive, customizable UI. Yes, it has stupid spyware and built in crap -- but you can make all of that crap go away and just use the TV how you like.

The Samsung, on the other hand, is buggy AF (the installer actually crashed while I was setting up the TV), the UI is not responsive, and you can't get rid of all the stupid spyware and built in Samsung crap. Indeed: it's even hard to use AS A FRAME if you want to provide your own art and photographs (as I do). You have to scroll past a bunch of paid services to even find the feature, and to add new photos required a very buggy sidecar app that requires a Samsung login.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Demigod Mac Avatar
4 weeks ago
Assuming this includes eARC support, means you would no longer need an Apple TV hardware unit in the equation - the TV's Apple Music app can pipe Atmos down to the receiver directly.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Bill Best Avatar
4 weeks ago
I just updated the Apple Music app on my LG C9 OLED and it now supports Dolby Atmos. So it looks like even 2019 TVs are supported. ??
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
npmacuser5 Avatar
4 weeks ago

Atmos through TV speakers seems rather useless.
Not when you add Sonos home theater as the output sound. In fact this option removes one device from the the sound stream. Thus, one less problem to deal with. Number one complaint today, which device messed up Adobe Atmos. Apple big mistake when they abandoned the TV picture side of their products. Lost control of the sound reproduction. Smart move LG!
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)