Dolby Atmos

Netflix is rolling out support for Spatial Audio

A bit of a back-and-forth earlier this year had some folks interested in listening to Netflix content with Spatial Audio support excited for the future -- and then not so much. However, it turns out it was all a bit of misdirection on Netflix's part, because while the streaming company said it wasn't testing support for the feature, the feature is now live anyway.

Apple Music Spatial Audio doesn’t work with the built-in speakers in iPhone XR, iPad mini, and iPad

With the arrival of Spatial Audio with Dolby Atmos in Apple Music earlier this year, the expectation was that the feature would work with a variety of different Apple-branded devices right out of the box. And that's certainly the case (especially with Lossless audio quality). But it turns out Apple has had to revise the list of supported devices that support the upgraded listening experience from the built-in speakers.

How to listen to Dolby Atmos music on Apple devices

Last month, Apple rolled out Spatial Audio with Dolby Atmos for Apple Music, and it works on most Apple devices. Spatial Audio with Dolby Atmos offers a surround-sound audio experience when listening to music on Apple Music. The feature will work on iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV 4K. You can also play Spatial Audio on the HomePod, but via the Apple TV 4K. As of now, over 20 million tracks support Spatial Audio, and more will be added by the end of this year.

Apple Music almost has me sold on Spatial Audio with Dolby Atmos

I can still remember what it was like hauling around a portable CD player with me everywhere I went back in my high school days. That was before MP3s really took off. Forking over money for some worthwhile headphones was worth it back then, maybe even more so than it is today for most use cases. But that digital takeover was inevitable, and, eventually, I was hauling around all sorts of different MP3 players instead of that CD player.

Apple Music Spatial Audio with Dolby Atmos is coming soon to Android

Before Apple got around to officially announcing Dolby Atmos support in Apple Music, along with Lossless Audio, it was the Apple Music Android app that hinted at its impending arrival. But then the rumor mill suggested that app wouldn't get support for the new feature. Now, here we are and Spatial Audio with Dolby Atmos is out there in the wild, and Android support is indeed in the works.