Netflix adds spatial audio support for iOS app, but you’ll need AirPods

Netflix adds spatial audio support for iOS app, but you’ll need AirPods

If you favor observing Netflix content on a mobile device, Netflix’s latest update brings excellent news — assuming you own an iPhone or iPad, that is. In the future, Netflix supports spatial audio on Apple mobile devices running iOS 14, but there’s a catch: you’ll get to own specific AirPods models to use the feature.

News about Netflix‘s new support for spatial audio on Apple’s mobile devices first surfaced through user reports on social media, including Twitter and Reddit.

Not too long after, Netflix confirmed that it’s rolling out spatial audio on iPhone and iPad to 9to5Mac, but you’ll need either the AirPods Max or AirPods Pro headphones to use it.

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Assuming you’ve got a Netflix subscription and either of those AirPods models, you’ll toggle on the spatial audio feature from the iOS center. Once enabled, Netflix users will enjoy a much more immersive audio experience that gives a surround effect, giving impressions about the situation and direction of objects.

Of course, your device will be running iOS 14 to utilize spatial audio, which can get a lift within the upcoming iOS 15 update. Once iOS 15 arrives, spatial audio will be available even for content that doesn’t include Dolby Atmos, bringing it to much more platforms and services.

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