Netflix has announced that starting today users will enjoy high quality audio when streaming video.
Today we’re excited to announce a new feature, high-quality audio, which takes our sound quality to another level. We gave it this straightforward name because it fits: high-quality audio delivers audio that sounds closer to what creators hear in the studio, so every little detail is captured for a richer, more intense experience. Additionally, if you have bandwidth or device limitations, we’ve made the feature adaptive so that we will deliver the best possible audio to match your capabilities. This is similar to what we already do for video.
Netflix has been working on the feature since 2017 after noticing that the audio in Stranger Things 2 wasn’t as crisp when watched in a living room environment.
The Member Experience
Most TV devices that support 5.1 or Dolby Atmos are capable of receiving better sound. Depending on your device and bandwidth capabilities, the bitrate you receive may vary:
● 5.1: From 192 kbps (good) up to 640 kbps (great/perceptually transparent)
● Dolby Atmos: From 448 kbps up to 768 kbps (Dolby Atmos is available for members subscribed to the Premium plan)
Netflix supports Dolby Atmos on the Apple TV 4K (requires tvOS 12 or later). These bitrates will likely evolve over time as the company gets more efficient with its encoding techniques.
For more details check out the video and link below!
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