Netflix introduces spatial audio support in Stranger Things, another web series; all about it

“Spatial audio will start rolling out in our collection today, and you can hear it for yourself by putting ‘spatial audio’ in the search field and choosing a program or movie that picks it up. supported in search results,” Netflix said in a blog post. .


New Delhi, first published 10 July 2022 at 10:57 IST

Netflix has collaborated with German audio maker Sennheiser to deliver spatial sound to its more than 221 million users worldwide. According to Netflix, Spatial Audio will help translate the cinematic experience of immersive audio to any stereo, “so the effort producers make to immerse you in the story happens no matter what. device you use to watch Netflix”.

Spatial Audio is a 3D audio technique that uses dynamic head tracking to generate a more immersive soundscape for a “theater-like” experience.

Spatial Audio was added to its repertoire on Thursday, and users can listen to it by searching for “spatial audio in the search box and choosing a show or movie in the search results that supports it.” .

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Netflix already supports 4K, HDR, Dolby Atmos, and Netflix Calibrated Mode, which provides a great viewing experience. Netflix’s spatial audio support aims to provide consumers with a cinematic experience at home.

The fourth season of “Stranger Things”, “The Adam Project”, “Red Notice”, “The Witcher”, and “Locke & Key”, among others, currently support spatial audio. Spatial audio with dynamic head tracking delivers cinematic sound from the movie or video you’re watching, making it seem like it’s coming from all around you.

You don’t need surround speakers to enjoy spatial audio; the function is automatically activated when watching a suitable TV show or movie with stereo sound. However, if you have surround sound speakers, it is advisable to watch TV series and movies in 5.1 surround sound or Dolby Atmos in order to enjoy spatialized sound. Netflix supports Apple Spatial Audio on Apple TV, iPhone and iPad devices to deliver an immersive surround sound experience with 5.1 surround sound and Dolby Atmos audio.

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Last updated July 10, 2022 at 10:57 AM IST

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