Netflix may occupy the first place of the podium reserved for streaming services, that does not prevent it from innovating. Proof of this is that the American giant is currently testing a function that will be very happy to owners of AirPods Pro and AirPods Max.
Indeed, if we are to believe iPhoneSoft , then the firm has been testing internally since the end of last year the integration of Spatial Audio for all subscribers equipped with an Apple product.
What to enter even a little more in his films and his series.
Spatial Audio approaching Netflix?
Spatial Audio, or spatial audio in the language of Molière, is a technology that adapts the sound delivered by compatible headphones and earphones to the movements of the head. The idea is therefore to reinforce the user's immersion by giving him the impression that the sound follows a logical course.
The best is probably to start from an example. Suppose you are talking to an NPC in front of you. With spatial audio, if you turn your head to the left, then the sound of his voice will be attenuated in this earpiece and strengthened in the other. As if the source had not moved its position.
Spatial audio was designed to work with all types of content, and obviously it's not limited to games. Eventually, it will also be possible to enjoy it in a film or a series. At least provided you have a compatible device.
Apple currently only offers this function on a pair of headphones and headphones. To benefit from spatial audio, you must therefore have AirPods Pro or AirPods Max , and use them with an iPhone, iPad, iPad Mini, iPad Air or even an iPad Pro running iOS 14 / iPadOS 14.
The function under test since the end of last year
Finally, this is not entirely correct. The technology does not work with all services and it must therefore be implemented in the game, film or series.
However, according to our colleagues, Netflix is currently testing the integration of spatial audio into its application. If all goes well, she could make her spring debut, but on a small catalog. We must therefore not hope to be able to benefit from it on all the series and all the films present on the service. At least not initially.
Likewise, it is not yet clear whether this function will be offered to all subscribers, or only to holders of a UHD subscription.
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