Netflix has begun to roll out support for Apple’s spatial audio feature on iPhone and iPad, as reported by 9To5Mac. This was confirmed the rollout, saying that users should expect to see it over the next few days.
According to Apple, spatial audio is an immersive experience using directional audio filters to “play sounds virtually anywhere in space, creating an immersive sound experience.” This feature is designed to put surround channels exactly in the right spot. This is even as you turn your head or move your device.
“Spatial audio with dynamic head tracking brings the movie theatre experience right to your AirPods Pro. By applying directional audio filters and subtly adjusting the frequencies each ear receives, spatial audio can place sounds virtually anywhere in space, creating an immersive surround sound experience,” reads Apple’s statement.
“Using the gyroscope and accelerometer in your AirPods Pro and your iPhone, spatial audio tracks the motion of your head as well as your device, compares the motion data, and then remaps the sound field so that it stays anchored to your device even as your head moves.”
This means that users will only be able to take advantage of the feature with Airpods Pro and Airpods Max on an iPhone or iPad. Luckily, iOS 15 users will be able to listen to any song or video in Spatial Audio thanks to the new Spatialise Stereo option.
If it is not available on your Netflix app yet, there are other streaming apps that have added support for the feature like Apple TV Plus, Apple Music, Disney Plus and HBO Max.