Dolby Atmos is set to change how we watch movies and TV shows in a big way, allowing you to create a cinema-like experience in your living room with a standard home audio setup, however, at the moment, the services that support this new audio technology aren’t extremely vast.
Thankfully, one of the biggest players in TV and film, Netflix announced that they will be supporting the new technology from today.
With the support, Netflix is paving the way for great Dolby Atmos sound from online content, however, this won’t work on their full library just yet.
To start off, Netflix is launching support for the new audio format with the release of their latest Okja movie. They plan to expand this with a number of other releases on the platform over time.
Here’s the list of other planned titles with the support from Netflix:
- Okja (June 28)
- BLAME! (July 28)
- Death Note (August 25)
- Bright (December)
- Wheelman (2017)
You will be able to experience the sound as long as you have a 5.1, 7.1 or a 9.1 Dolby Atmos compatible setup.
With this, you will be able to leverage both the vertical and the horizontal speaker placement of your setup in order to create real-time and immersive soundscapes that feel as though you are standing right in the movie.
Sadly, you will only be able to take advantage of Netflix’s Dolby Atmos support through the Netflix app on the Xbox One console or on the 2017 range of OLED TVs for now, Netflix has said that more devices will be supported over time.
We will update you about that as we hear more.