Disney recently released a new update to its Disney+ Apple TV 4K app that adds support for Dolby Atmos Spatial Audio. Previously, Apple TV users watching Disney+ content were limited to 5.1 Dolby Digital Plus audio through Apple Airpods.
After installing the update on an Apple TV running Disney+ 2.9.5, your system will be able to offer Dolby Atmos support for Airpods Pro, AirPods Max, and AirPods 3 wireless headphones. The update also includes Dolby Atmos support on your original Apple HomePod speaker if you use it for surround sound. sound connected to Apple TV and a large screen TV.
What is spatial audio?
Spatial Audio is Apple’s proprietary immersive audio technology that uses the accelerometers, gyroscopes, and sensors built into Apple’s AirPods Pro or AirPods Max wireless headphones to track the user’s head movements. Using this data, the technology then creates a virtual space based on the head of the listeners and the distance to the device they are listening from, such as an iPhone, iPad, or MacBook. Once enabled, the sound will always sound like it’s coming from this device, for example, if you’re watching a movie on your iPhone and turn your head to the right, the sound will be more noticeable in your left ear because it’s closer to the action.
What is Dolby Atmos?
Dolby Atmos is an immersive audio technology that creates virtual amplified channels to add extra immersion to your entertainment system by making your ears think the sound is coming from everywhere, not just the front. Providing a 360° virtual sound environment so you can enjoy your favorite music or movie.
To enable Dolby Atmos on your Apple TV for music, go to Settings > Apps, then Music, and select Dolby Atmos to change it to Automatic or Off.
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