How to use AirPods Pro Spatial Audio in Netflix on iPhone and iPad

Spatial audio was one of the best things to happen to Apple’s AirPods Pro and AirPods Max, ever since it was announced. 

Apple recently added this feature to the entire library of Apple Music. In addition, any Apple TV+ show you watch on your iPhone or iPad also supports the Spatial Audio format by default. 

While some titles in other apps like Disney+ have already supported the Spatial audio format dubbed Dolby Atmos, it was not available as a mainstream feature until now. 

Netflix has announced today that the company has already started rolling out Spatial audio support to its massive library of movies and TV shows for iPhone and iPad users running iOS14 or newer. 

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What is Spatial Audio?

If you don’t already know, Spatial audio is, according to Apple, is an immersive experience using directional audio filters to “play sounds virtually anywhere in space, creating an immersive sound experience.” 

This will put surround channels precisely in the right spot, even as you turn your head or move your device. In addition, it uses dynamic head tracking to bring the movie theatre experience right to your AirPods Pro or Max. 

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How to use AirPods Pro Spatial Audio in Netflix on iPhone and iPad

If you have an iPhone or an iPad running iOS 14 or newer and an AirPods Pro or a Max, play any content from your updated Netflix app and long-press the volume panel on the control center to turn on the Spatial audio option to the AirPods connected to your device to enjoy the immersive experience. 

If you are not able to experience the Spatial audio feature in Netflix, make sure you have updated the Netflix app on your iPhone to the latest version and that you have also installed the latest version of iOS or iPadOS available on your device. 

Netflix is one of the biggest streaming apps apart from Apple TV+ to add Spatial audio support to all its content and we hope that this trend continues and Spatial audio becomes a norm in the future. 

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