Netflix Is Reportedly Testing Support For Spatial Audio On AirPods Pro And AirPods Max
Apple’s AirPods Pro and AirPods Max could be seeing their spatial audio supported by Netflix on iPhone and iPad at some point in the future, according to a new report.
Citing an anonymous Netflix developer, iPhoneSoft says that the company is already testing support for spatial audio in its apps. In fact, it’s been running tests since the end of last year.
This novelty has been tested at Netflix since last December, according to a very well-informed source. This person is indeed working on the development part for the firm in the USA, but wishes to remain anonymous for obvious reasons. According to her, the leader in streaming should launch this novelty by spring with a logically limited catalog at the outset.
Only available to users of AirPods Pro and AirPods Max, spatial audio makes sounds appear to move around based on the location to their sound source. Here’s how Apple describes the feature.
Spatial audio with dynamic head tracking brings theater-like sound that surrounds you from the movie or video you’re watching, so that 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.
There’s no sign yet as to when will see Netflix ship the spatial audio feature to the public or whether there will be any form of public beta, either. Users will need to be running iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 to take advantage of it, though.