Netflix Introduced Spatial Audio Support for iPhone, iPad | Know More

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Finally, Netflix is introducing Audio compatibility for its iOS and iPadOS apps. The new feature will be available for users on iPhone and iPad models. It will exclusively work with AirPods Pro and AirPods Max. Netflix was first reported to be testing Spatial Audio support for its iOS apps back in January. Netflix spokesperson comfirmed the Spatial Audio feature. It is rolling out for the app on iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 or higher. This feature enables an immersive experience using directional audio filters. Apple introduced Spatial Audio for select devices running iOS 14.6 or higher in May already.

In a report by 9to5Mac, a spokesperson from Netflix confirmed that the video streaming platform is adding support for spatial Audio to its iOS apps. iPhone and iPad models would be able to experience the new audio feature through their AirPods Pro and AirPods Max. The spokesperson also confirmed that the new functionality will be available for users on iOS 14 or higher. Netflix’s Spatial Audio functionality was first reported by users on Reddit and eventually by French publication iGeneration.

Link to the 9to5Mac report is below-

Netflix Spatial Audio and Users

Users can turn on or off Spatial Audio functionality via a toggle in the Control Center. For the feature to work on iOS devices, the Netflix spokesperson mentioned that users must have the latest version of the app. The update will come out step by step in phases. So, users need to check for the update regularly.

Apple brought out the Spatial Audio in May at the WWDC 2021 event. Along with this, it also launched Lossless Audio and Dolby Atmos support for subscribers of Apple Music free of cost. Spatial Audio allows the use of hardware such as the gyroscope and accelerometer. It fixes the location of the source of the sound. If the user moves or tilts their head left or right, the sound position will also change. This gives the users an impression that the sound is coming from a fixed place.

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