What happened now? Netflix is partnering with Sennheiser to add spatial audio support to a number of its popular original shows, including Red Notice, The Witcher, Project Adam and the latest season of Stranger Things. The upcoming Resident Evil game series, which will release on July 14, will also support spatial audio.
Video streaming giant is working with German audio specialist Sennheiser on rollout and will use it AMBEO technology to transform standard stereo sound into immersive surround sound. We were told that Netflix is the first streaming platform to use this technology.
The idea is to create a more immersive experience that further immerses the viewer into the story. The subtlety of sound can often go unnoticed, especially if you rely on a basic two-channel stereo system or the TV’s built-in speakers.
“Netflix Spatial Audio helps bring the cinematic experience of immersive audio to any stereo,” the company said.
Netflix said the technology is cross-device compatible, meaning it doesn’t require special surround speakers or expensive home theater equipment. In addition, it is available at all membership levels and is enabled automatically without any modification by the user.
To give it a try, simply type “Spatial Audio” into the Netflix search bar to see a list of supported titles. A quick check on our end revealed over two dozen supported titles, but it depends on your streaming device.
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