This means that users watch on iPhone or iPad using File AirPods Pro NS AirPods Max You can now take advantage of immersive 3D surround sound, which works by recalibrating the sound based on head position.
Before it was officially confirmed by Netflix, the feature was first seen by reddit Users, and it’s now slowly appearing in Netflix apps around the world, although you’ll need an iPhone 7 or later (or a newer iPad) running iOS 14 for spatial audio to be available on your device.
When available, you can toggle spatial audio through your device’s Control Center. It is also worth making sure that your Netflix app is updated to the latest version available.
Change comes later Netflix confirmed in February It has not been testing spatial audio support and has no plans to do so in the near future. At the time, the transmitter was only testing “multi-channel support for built-in amplifiers”.
But these official statements do not match the rumors we have heard. one of them It was suggested that Netflix has been testing the feature since December 2020.
However, we’re glad to see that Spatial Audio has finally made its way to Netflix for iOS, aligning the streaming device with competing platforms already offering the feature, including Disney PlusAnd HBO Maxand (as expected) Apple TV Plus.
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Compatible with Netflix Dolby Atmos Which, of course, extends to many more devices than Apple-specific spatial audio, but it makes sense that the streaming device finally offers the technology to AirPods Pro and Max users who want to get the most out of their headphones or true wireless headphones.
This does not mean that both audio options are the same. Like Dolby Atmos, Apple’s Spatial Audio technology applies directional audio filters to 5.1 and 7.1 content, placing sound in a 3D sphere to create the illusion of surround sound. However, Spatial Audio takes this a step further, using accelerometers and gyroscopes built into Apple’s headphones and earbuds to track a user’s head position relative to the iPhone or iPad.
So, basically, when you watch movies on your iOS device, the audio will always be positioned correctly based on the action on the screen; Flipping your head or changing the position of the instrument will not interrupt the immersive feeling of the sound.
Sure, Spatial Audio won’t rival the sound you get in a real cinema, but it’s great that Netflix has finally given some Apple users the option to enhance their viewing experience at home.
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