Spatial audio on Netflix

Netflix supports streaming with spatial audio to give you an immersive surround sound experience. Requirements and titles compatible with spatial audio will vary based on your streaming device. To learn more about how to watch Netflix with spatial audio, select your streaming device below:

Enhanced stereo audio for all devices (Sennheiser AMBEO)

Netflix uses Sennheiser AMBEO technology to enhance stereo audio with an immersive surround sound experience that is compatible with all devices, all streaming plans, and does not require surround sound speakers or home theater equipment.

  • If you do not have surround sound speakers, spatial audio is enabled automatically when watching a compatible TV show or movie using stereo audio.

  • If you have surround sound speakers, watching TV shows and movies in 5.1 surround sound or Dolby Atmos is recommended.

Note:
Some televisions default to a 5.1 audio output setting which will disable spatial audio. If your equipment does not have surround sound speakers, it is recommended to change your device's settings to stereo audio. If you need help updating this setting, contact your device manufacturer.

Which titles support spatial audio?

Spatial audio enhances stereo audio on compatible titles. If you see surround sound icons such as or next to the title's description, spatial audio will not be enabled because your device is requesting 5.1 or Atmos.

Not all titles or every season of TV shows are available with spatial audio. For a list of compatible titles, enter “Spatial Audio” in the Netflix search bar. Unsupported titles will play using standard stereo audio.

Apple spatial audio for Apple TV, iPhone, and iPad

Netflix supports Apple's spatial audio on Apple TV, iPhone, and iPad devices to enhance 5.1 surround sound and Dolby Atmos audio with an immersive surround sound experience.

To experience spatial audio on Apple devices you need:

  • Streaming quality set to High or Auto.

  • A compatible Apple device

    • iPhone 7 and later using iOS 15.1 or above

    • iPad Air 3rd generation and later using iPadOS 15.1 or above

    • iPad mini 5th generation and later using iPadOS 15.1 or above

    • iPad Pro 3rd generation and later using iPadOS 15.1 or above

    • Apple TV 4K and later using tvOS 15 or above

  • Compatible Apple headphones

    • Airpods 3rd generation

    • Airpods Pro

    • Airpods Max

    • Beats Fit Pro

  • Turn on the spatial audio setting on your device

Which titles support spatial audio?


Using compatible hardware, Apple’s spatial audio feature works if you see surround sound icons such as or next to the title's description.