A rumour that Netflix is working on brining Spatial Audio to users of the AirPods Pro and AirPods Max has circulated from iPhoneSoft, citing an unnamed Netflix creator, and claims the feature has been in development since December. The launch will take place in the next few months, beginning with a limited range of titles planned to help space audio.
Spatial audio effectively provides a more immersive surround sound environment. Surround sound signals that would typically be transmitted to several speakers – recorded in 5.1, 7.1, or Dolby Atmos format – are translated to function on a pair of stereo headphones instead of using positional cues.
If true we may also see this feature arriving to other devices such as the new Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro who have included their own version of Spatial Audio.