Often, the subtlety of sound goes unnoticed, but it can have a profound impact on the atmosphere of a scene and fundamentally change the audience’s response. Some of the most iconic moments in TV and film are defined by the immersive moments they create through sound. Without its excellent sound design, would the final fight scene in The Adam Project be as electric? Would Eddie Munson’s epic guitar scene in Stranger Things 4 bring the ǝpᴉsdn uʍop to life the same way?
Netflix spatial audio helps to translate the cinematic experience of immersive audio to any stereo, so the work creators do to bring you into the story happens no matter what device you use to watch Netflix. Spatial audio will roll out across our catalog beginning today, and you can hear it for yourself by typing “spatial audio” into the search bar and selecting a show or film that supports it in the search results. This magical combination of sight and sound will bring viewers closer to the story, and we’re excited to add this capability to other features we support like 4K, HDR, Dolby Atmos, and Netflix Calibrated Mode.
Netflix says it uses Sennheiser AMBEO technology to enhance stereo audio with an immersive surround sound experience that is compatible with all devices, all streaming plans, and does not require surround sound speakers or home theater equipment. If you do not have surround sound speakers, spatial audio is enabled automatically when watching a compatible TV show or movie using stereo audio.
The service also supports Apple's spatial audio on Apple TV, iPhone, and iPad devices.
Compatible Apple devices:
● iPhone 7 and later using iOS 15.1 or above
● iPad Air 3rd generation and later using iPadOS 15.1 or above
● iPad mini 5th generation and later using iPadOS 15.1 or above
● iPad Pro 3rd generation and later using iPadOS 15.1 or above
● Apple TV 4K and later using tvOS 15 or above
Compatible Apple headphones:
● Airpods 3rd generation
● Airpods Pro
● Airpods Max
● Beats Fit Pro