Posted Wed Jun 28, 2017 at 08:00 AM PDT by Steven Cohen
Select devices can now play Dolby Atmos tracks on supported Netflix titles.
Netflix has announced the launch of Dolby Atmos audio support with the release of Bong Joon Ho's latest film Okja. In addition, several other Dolby Atmos titles are set to arrive throughout the coming months. Atmos playback for Netflix is currently only available through the Xbox One and Xbox One S consoles, but support for more devices will be added in the future.
Dolby Atmos is an immersive, object-based audio technology that can add overhead audio to supported content and sound systems through ceiling speakers or Dolby Atmos speakers with upward firing drivers. Check out director Bong Joon Ho's thoughts on the technology below:
In order to play Dolby Atmos content through Netflix, customers will need:
- A Dolby Atmos capable audio system
- A “4 Screens + Ultra HD” Netflix plan
- A Netflix capable device with Dolby Atmos support
- Streaming quality set to High or Auto
Currently, Dolby Atmos Netflix playback is only supported through the Xbox One and Xbox One S consoles. With that said, support for 2017 LG OLED TVs is coming soon, and more devices are expected to be added over time as well.
Beyond Okja, Netflix's upcoming slate of titles with Dolby Atmos audio tracks will include:
- BLAME! (July 28)
- Death Note (August 25)
- Bright (December)
- Wheelman (2017)
A current Netflix subscription starts at $10 for HD streaming and $12 for Ultra HD streaming. Outside of Netflix, Dolby Atmos audio is also found on select Blu-rays, Ultra HD Blu-rays, and VUDU streaming titles. Likewise, the technology is also used in several theatrical releases and select movie theaters.
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