Netflix Adds Spatial Audio to its Premium Service

Stranger Things
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Netflix announced today that in addition to the 4K HDR titles it makes available to its Premium subscribers, it is now adding spatial audio, which will be available on any TV or device that supports the format. Programs that feature spatial audio will sport a “badge” for identification. 

“Netflix spatial audio brings an immersive, cinematic sound experience on any device with no additional equipment required, and now it’s available on more than 700 of our top watched titles, including Stranger Things, The Watcher, Wednesday, and Knives Out: Glass Onion.”

To see the full list of titles with spatial audio, type “spatial audio” into the search bar on Netflix.

Netflix announced in 2019 that it had upgraded to “high quality audio” that it said reduces compression to “nearly lossless” levels.

Tom Butts

Tom has covered the broadcast technology market for the past 25 years, including three years handling member communications for the National Association of Broadcasters followed by a year as editor of Video Technology News and DTV Business executive newsletters for Phillips Publishing. In 1999 he launched for internet B2B portal Verticalnet. He is also a charter member of the CTA's Academy of Digital TV Pioneers. Since 2001, he has been editor-in-chief of TV Tech (, the leading source of news and information on broadcast and related media technology and is a frequent contributor and moderator to the brand’s Tech Leadership events.