Netflix is rolling out spatial audio in partnership with audio tech specialist Sennheiser. All subscribers can benefit from the audio upgrade.
Netflix claims spatial audio helps to translate the cinematic experience of immersive audio to any stereo regardless of the device used to stream content.
Subscribers can hear it for themselves by typing ‘spatial audio’ into the search bar and selecting a show or film that supports it in the search results. It joins other features Netflix supports like 4K, HDR, Dolby Atmos and Netflix Calibrated Mode.
In a blog post, Netflix commented:
“Often, the subtlety of sound goes unnoticed, but it can have a profound impact on the atmosphere of a scene and fundamentally change the audience’s response. Some of the most iconic moments in TV and film are defined by the immersive moments they create through sound. Without its excellent sound design, would the final fight scene in The Adam Project be as electric? Would Eddie Munson’s epic guitar scene in Stranger Things 4 bring the Upside Down to life the same way?