Dolby Digital Plus is Coming to HBO Go, Tablets, Smartphones, and More

Posted Wed Jan 11, 2012 at 11:00 AM PST by Dick Ward

This adds to the already significant deals with streaming services like Netflix, Vudu, and CinemaNow.

People tend to focus on picture quality primarily when speaking about streaming services, but video is only half the story - bad audio can make even the best looking films suffer. The addition of Dolby Digital Plus to a variety of services and devices is a move to combat the problem and provide higher quality sound to those streaming their content.

HBO Go is the latest to adopt Dolby Digital Plus to provide its customers with better sound when tuning in through connected TVs and Blu-ray players. Samsung is also adding Dolby Digital Plus to the Acetrax application that's used by European Blu-ray players.

In addition to the Acetrax app Samsung is among the companies that will be using Dolby Digital Plus in new smartphones, and tablets. Other makers incorporating the tech are Acer, HP, Lenovo and more.

Finally, L L Cool J has partnered with Dolby specifically for CES. He's promoting a new website called Boomdizzle that's meant for collaboration between recording artists and Dolby provided technical assistance to make his Dolby enabled laptop sound its best.

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Tags: HBO Go, Smartphones, Tablets, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby (all tags)