Netflix has revealed new features for subscribers to its premium plan, including the debut of Spatial Audio.
Spatial audio brings theater-like sound that surround you from the movie or video you’re watching. When active, it seems as if the sound is coming from all around you. The sound field stays mapped to the device, and the voice stays with the actor or action on screen.
It is already available to over 700 of Netflix’s most popular shows. Examples of shows you can check out include Stranger Things, The Watcher, Wednesday, and Knives Out: Glass Onion.
Regardless of the device you are using, Spatial Audio offers an immersive, cinematic sound experience that will thrust you right into the middle of the action. This implies that, no matter where you are, you can fully appreciate the effect of your favorite films and television programs. Spatial Audio will give a high-quality experience, whether you’re watching TV at home or on the move with your phone or tablet.
Netflix will be adding Spatial Audio to popular new titles as they’re released. Some of these new releases and updates include You, Your Place or Mine, Luther: The Fallen Sun, and Tour de France. So, keep an eye out for a new Spatial Audio badge on shows and movies.
Netflix’s premium plan already offers 4K HDR video resolution. You have the ability to watch and download series and films on four supported devices at a time, and more. Spatial Audio is available at no additional cost for members who are already on the Premium plan, choose to upgrade, or are signing up for the first time.
More Download Options
In addition to Spatial Audio, Netflix is also increasing the number of download devices from four to six for premium members, so you can watch Netflix on your devices — anytime, anywhere. This is a significant upgrade that will allow members to stay connected and entertained even when they are offline.