The content streaming platform and American entertainment production company Netflix is testing the support of spatial audio on which AppleAirpods Pro and Airpods Max is present. AppleAirPods Pro and AirPods Max already have some of those popular services that support their function Spatial Audio and according to Mashable, it now looks like Netflix will finally catch up soon. Spatial Audio is the marketing term Apple used to name this special implementation of immersive sound, a feature Samsung calls “360-degree audio” on the Galaxy Buds Pro.
This feature uses a combination of gyro sensors and directional audio to track users’ head movements and the position of the iPhone or iPad. The effect is that it looks like sound is coming from the right direction or position even when you move your head. This obviously doesn’t happen magically for all types of audio content and is a feature that must be enabled separately from the sources. Spatial Audio is currently supported by Apple’s own Apple TV platforms and content streaming such as Disney + and Hulu. As you can see, this short list clearly leaves out the king of Netflix streaming, but it may not be that soon.
According to Mashable, Netflix has actually been working on this feature since December of the previous year. It may be ready for launch by spring 2021, but the catalog of supported content is rumored to start out quite small. Netflix may be timing with the announcement of new movies and shows that will be able to make the most of the Spatial Audio feature. (ANI)
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- American content streaming platform and entertainment production company Netflix is testing space audio support on which AppleAirpods Pro and Airpods Max are featured.
- Netflix is testing spatial audio support