The surround sound or spatial audio feature of Netflixhas been added to over 700 subscriber titles premiumnot to be confused with the audio function of Manzana.
The entertainment platform has made two announcements for users with premium subscriptions trying to divert attention from its controversial fight with password sharing.
The company significantly expands its surround sound content catalog while removing one of the device restrictions for downloads.
Netflix is introducing spatial audio for hundreds of titles played on devices with just two speakers, such as TVs, laptops, and headphones.
This does not apply to users with advanced home theater setups that support Dolby 5.1 either Dolby Atmos.
Info Netflix Audio.
The streaming window introduced support for Space Audio this past July with a small collection of movies and TV shows from its initial catalog of movies.
With today’s announcement, spatial audio is now available in more than 700 TV shows and movies.
The Verge highlights some of the main novelties: The Watcher, Wednesday and Glass Onion: A Knives Mystery, which will be followed by others: You, Your Place or Mine, Luther: The Fallen Sun and Tour de France.
Space Sound will also be added to the “new titles after launch. To see the full list of TV shows and movies available with Space Audioyou just have to search for “Space Audio” in app Netflix.
Netflix Audio Compatibility.
Netflix’s implementation of Spatial Audio works with Apple devices and AirPods that use Apple’s Spatial Audio feature.
Compatible devices are:
iPhone 7 and later with iOS 15.1 or later.
iPad Air 3rd generation and later with iPadOS 15.1 or later.
iPad mini 5th generation or later with iPadOS 15.1 or later
iPad Pro 3rd generation and later with iPadOS 15.1 or later
Apple TV 4K and higher with tvOS 15 or higher.
Apple compatible headphones:
Apple compatible headphones.
AirPods 3rd generation.
Beat Fit Pro.
What Netflix and its alliance with Sennheiser expect.
The “immersive movie experience” created by this spatial audio feature should attract more premium subscribers to the $20 monthly plan of Netflix.
With stereo speaker setups, a wider soundstage is created, reminiscent of surround sound.
The entertainment company has partnered with Sennheiser to convert surround sound mixes into surround sound files that can be played through stereo speakers or headphones and are expected to offer a better sound experience than standard stereo files.
This feature was originally introduced in July 2022 for Stranger Things, but now it is available for other titles.
However, as previously reported, Netflix is limiting surround sound to its premium offering, which costs $19.99 a month.
The company has also prepared a change for subscribers, which could make the layer a little more attractive premium.
Learn more about the audio upgrade.
For premium subscribers, Netflix The number of devices from which content can be downloaded for offline use has also increased.
Until now, content could only be downloaded from four devices, but with today’s change, that number increases to six.
“As people are more connected to multiple devices than ever before, we have learned through research that consumers would like to be able to download Netflix shows and movies for offline viewing on multiple devices, especially when they travel and switch devices.”the company explained.
These updates of Netflix They come at a time when the company is testing a controversial method to limit password sharing.
This is likely to be frustrating for many users, so Netflix You’ll need to find other ways to make your service as attractive as possible, so that subscribers don’t just cancel their subscriptions.
Netflix Audio and Apple Audio.
This feature should not be confused with Apple’s Spatial Audio. version of Manzana It is also an audio function, but it actively processes incoming audio signals to create a 3D environment, regardless of the number of speakers used.
The platform called Netflix is already compatible with Apple Audio on all devices that have this feature.
In fact, it is about any iphone, iPad either Manzana TV that has version 15.1 or higher of the operating system installed.
Apple Audio uses information from Dolby Atmos, Dolby Surround or stereo recordings to optimally position the sound around the user.
The files Atmos they provide the most data for this emulation and generate the highest precision.
The technology also uses elements such as gyroscopes, which allow the user to move around the audio system.
For this reason, the video Youtube embedded in the blog of Netflix can demonstrate this function. It is not a proprietary technology that is only found in the app of Netflixbut an updated set of audio files added to the titles.