Netflix has begun rolling out spatial audio for select original programming
Finally, Netflix has started using spatial audio for some of its original programs. The Adam Project, The Witcher, and Season 4 of Stranger Things will all have more immersive audio thanks to a partnership between the streaming service and audio behemoth Sennheiser. Netflix stated in a statement unveiling the new feature that spatial audio is “compatible with all devices, all streaming plans and does not need to surround sound speakers or home theater equipment.”
Regular stereo output is transformed into expansive, three-dimensional sound by spatial audio, which tries to replicate the experience of seeing movies in a theater. The function enhances the quality of sound coming from laptops or normal TV speakers, although it works best with compatible headphones and earbuds, such as the Apple AirPods Pro (though the difference is fairly negligible through the latter mediums). Simply enter “spatial audio” into the search box of the streaming service to access the whole list of Netflix titles improved with spatial audio. You won’t need to change any settings to test it out if the audio output on your device is already set to stereo audio (the feature will also become the default audio setting for two-channel setups).
With the most recent season of Stranger Things, whose bloodthirsty antagonists and demagogons suddenly seemed poised to grow even more terrifying, we’ll be testing out Netflix spatial audio. By introducing the eagerly anticipated feature, the streaming service joins Disney Plus, HBO Max, Apple TV Plus, and Hulu in supporting suitable movies and TV series with spatial audio.