Netflix has confirmed that it is now rolling out Spatial Audio support for its iPhone and iPad applications. This enables an immersive experience using directional audio filters, and it’s been a long time coming to Netflix users.
A spokesman for Netflix has confirmed this 9 to 5Mac that the company has started rolling out Spatial Audio support on iPhone and iPad on iOS 14. The news was first reported by users on Save your as well as in a report from iPhoneSoft,
The spatial sound control switch is located in the Control Center. The spatial audio feature is exclusive to AirPods Pro and AirPods Max.
Apple says spatial sound is an immersive experience, using directional sound filters to “play sounds pretty much anywhere in space and create an immersive sound experience.” This will put surround channels in exactly the right place even if you turn your head or move your device.
This is how Apple describes the spatial audio feature for AirPods Pro and AirPods Max users:
Spatial sound with dynamic head tracking brings the cinema experience straight to your AirPods Pro. By applying directional sound filters and subtly adjusting the frequencies each ear receives, spatial sound can place sounds virtually anywhere in the room, creating an immersive surround sound experience. Using the gyroscope and accelerometer in your AirPods Pro and your iPhone, spatial sound tracks the movement of your head as well as your device, compares motion data, and then changes the sound field again so that it remains anchored to your device even as your head moves.
iOS 15 takes Spatial Audio to the next level with a new one Spatialize Stereo option, which simulates the spatial audio experience for non-Dolby Atmos content. This allows AirPods Pro and AirPods Max users to listen to virtually any song or video.
If you can’t watch Spatial Audio in the Netflix app, make sure you have the latest version from the App Store and keep checking back in the coming weeks. The company says this will be a slow rollout.
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