Netflix is finally rolling out spatial audio compatibility for its iOS and iPadOS apps. The new functionality will be available to iPhone and iPad model users and will only work with AirPods Pro and AirPods Max. Netflix first tested Spatial Audio support for its iOS apps in January. Netflix’s Spatial Audio feature has reportedly been confirmed by a Netflix spokesperson and will be rolled out for the app on iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 or later. This feature enables an immersive experience with directional audio filters. Apple introduced Spatial Audio for select devices with iOS 14.6 or later in May.
According to a report by 9to5Mac, a Netflix spokesperson confirmed that the video streaming platform is adding support for spatial audio to its iOS apps. IPhone and iPad model users should be able to experience the new audio functionality while using AirPods Pro and AirPods Max. The spokesman also confirmed that the new functionality will be available to users on iOS 14 or higher. Netflix’s Spatial Audio feature was first reported by users on Reddit and eventually by the French publication Generation. Gadgets 360 also checked out the Spatial Audio feature.
In January it was first reported that Netflix was testing Spatial Audio support for its iOS app.
Users can turn the Spatial Audio functionality on or off using a switch in the Control Center. In order for the feature to work on iOS devices, the Netflix spokesman said users must have the latest version of the app. As the update is expected to be rolled out in phases, it is recommended that users check regularly for the update if they have not already received it.
Apple introduced Spatial Audio at WWDC 2021 in May. At the same time, free support for Lossless Audio and Dolby Atmos was introduced for all Apple Music subscribers. Spatial Audio allows hardware such as a gyroscope and accelerometer to be used to determine the location of the sound source. If the user moves or tilts their head to the left or right, this also changes the sound position to give the user the impression that the sound is coming from a fixed location.
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