Sound is a big part of TV shows, movies and games. It’s a big part of creating an immersive environment for viewers and players. Sound is important.
The Dolby Atmos advanced audio format goes a long way toward making that happen and Netflix has announced that Dolby Atmos support on the world’s largest online content streaming service is now live for you to experience.
Dolby Atmos support arrives on Netflix with the Okja movie. It’s the first of several planned releases on Netflix which will have support for the advanced audio format. Okja is doing very well and people love it. In fact, it’s now available on Netflix globally.
Dolby Atmos changes the sound profile dynamically on a standard 5.1, 7.1 or 9.1 setup to position the sound in real time based on the speaker set up. This allows the audio format to leverage vertical and horizontal speaker placement so that it can create immersive soundscapes for a better listening experience. However, Netflix’s Dolby Atmos support can only be accessed using the Netflix app on the Xbox One console and 2017 LG OLED TVs. Netflix will enable this support on other devices in the next few weeks, then everyone can enjoy a richer sound on their movies and shows.