Netflix brings spatial audio support to Stranger Things, a few other web series and movies

Netflix is ​​ready to roll out spatial audio support for web series and Netflix original shows. Stranger Things, among other series, will be the first to get spatial audio support.

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  • Netflix will be rolling out spatial audio support for web series and Netflix original shows.
  • Stranger Things, among other series, will be the first to get spatial audio support.
  • Users will be able to search for content that supports spatial audio by simply typing “spatial audio” in the search bar.

Netflix is ​​ready to roll out spatial audio support for web series and Netflix original shows. Stranger Things, among other series, will be the first to get spatial audio support. Users will be able to search for content that supports spatial audio by simply typing “spatial audio” in the search bar. The new feature will be rolling out to users starting today. Netflix has not specified whether the rollout is limited to US audiences or not.

Netflix already supports 4K, HDR, Dolby Atmos and Netflix Calibrated Mode which provides excellent viewing experience. With spatial audio support, Netflix aims to deliver a cinematic experience at home for users.

“Netflix Spatial Audio helps translate the cinematic experience of immersive audio to any stereo, so the creators’ work to bring you into the story happens regardless of the device you you use to watch Netflix Spatial Audio will be rolling out to our catalog starting today, and you can hear it for yourself by typing “spatial audio” in the search bar and selecting a show or a movie that supports it in search results,” Netflix said in a blog post.

Netflix has partnered with Sennheiser to provide spatial assistance to users. The streaming giant uses Sennheiser AMBEO technology to enhance stereo audio with an immersive surround sound experience compatible with all devices, all streaming plans, and does not require surround speakers or home theater equipment .

You don’t need surround speakers to enjoy spatial audio, the feature will be activated automatically when watching a compatible TV show or movie using stereo audio. However, if you have surround sound speakers watching TV shows and movies in 5.1 surround sound or Dolby Atmos, it is recommended that you experience spatial sound. Netflix supports Apple Spatial Audio on Apple TV, iPhone and iPad devices to enhance 5.1 surround sound and Dolby Atmos audio with an immersive surround sound experience.

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