Netflix has teamed up with Sennheiser to transform soundtracks into spatial audio. Compatible with any stereo system, the streamer is using Seinheisser’s AMBEO 2-Channel Spatial Audio to create an immersive spatial audio experience for viewers.
Although more content is being made available in spatial audio, most people watching TV only do so in surround sound. AMBEO works by taking a single sound mix and breaking it down into two separate channels of audio, turning standard speakers and headphones into spatial audio systems.
“While Ambeo 2-Channel Spatial Audio is not a separate mix, creators still have granular control over spatialization,” Sennheiser explains on its website. “Mixers can define the amount of Ambeo processing for each group separately.”
No additional upgrades are required to experience Netflix’s spatial audio. Viewers can access it by searching for “spatial audio” in the Netflix app. It’ll be available first with original titles such as Stranger Things 4, The Witcher and Red Notice.
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