Netflix is rolling out spatial audio to all devices for certain original programming. In collaboration with Sennheiser, Netflix users will now be able to hear movie theater-like sound through TV speakers, existing sound systems, or headphones. You don't need to buy anything to benefit from the new expansive spatial audio presentation.
"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," the company wrote in a blog post.
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You can type "Spatial Audio" into Netflix's search bar to see the movies and TV shows that support spatial audio. Currently, the list includes the fourth season of "Stranger Things," "The Adam Project," "Red Notice," "The Witcher," "Locke & Key," and others. The titles that are compatible with spatial audio will depend on the device you use to stream content.
If you watch Netflix on an iPhone, iPad, or Apple TV, Netflix notes that the streaming quality should be set to High or Auto to content that's compatible with spatial audio. If you already have a device that has spatial audio-compatibility, like AirPods, AirPods Pro, AirPods Max, and Beats Fit Pro, there won't be any changes as spatial audio support already exists.