YouTube TV now offers 5.1 surround audio on Apple TV

Apple TV users who enjoy YouTube TV content through the streaming box will get a nice quality of life update today. YouTube has announcement now supports 5.1 surround sound. The update will reach the YouTube TV app and is valid for compatible live, DVR and video on demand.

Apple TV joins list of devices supporting 5.1 Surround on YouTube TV

According to YouTube, content that supports 5.1 surround sound will automatically play in this format. Just use the app on a compatible device. Now, the Apple TV is currently on the list of compatible devices. Users will be able to check if YouTube TV content supports 5.1 audio. All they have to do is go to a video, select More, select the bug, and check the nerd stats. For those unaware, 5.1 audio provides a deeper and more immersive surround sound experience. There are several brand-related names, such as Dolby Digital, THX, DTS, and Dolby Pro Logic. Interestingly, the addition of 5.1 audio hits Apple TV a few months after Roku, Google TV, and Android TV.

If you’re still wondering why it matters, we’ve got you covered. Let’s say you have a stereo system with more than basic left and right speakers. The 5 x 1 system usually brings left, center, right, rear speakers and a subwoofer. YouTube TV will be able to stream sound through those five speakers and subwoofer without any issues.

This is a major upgrade over basic stereo sound, but falls below Dolby Atmos which has a 360 degree approach. Either way, it’s a great addition and comes with YouTube TV’s monthly fee.

Amazon Fire Devices are also joining the party

In addition to Apple TV, YouTube TV with 5.1 audio is also reaching a bunch of Amazon Fire devices. Looking at the newly included devices, we have the Fire TV Cube, Fire TV Stick 4K, and other versions of Fire TV Stick.

Besides Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV, the YouTube service is also available on a host of other devices. We have Roku, Android TV, Chromecast with Google TV, multiple TV systems, game consoles, and even the web browser. YouTube TV is currently the largest live streaming service in the United States. He has over 5 million subscribers at last count. However, the streaming platform has a low growth rate compared to Cartier.

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