Spatial Audio Support Hits Netflix, But Only ‘Netflix Originals’

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Netflix has announced several of its Netflix Originals shows will support spatial audio.

The spatial audio support is coming through a partnership with Sennheiser. Support for spatial audio began rolling out on July 7, and 27 titles on the video streaming service now support the audio format. Those titles include ‘Stranger Things,’ ‘The Witcher,’ ‘Locke & Key,’ and ‘Red Notice,’ among others.

“This magical combination of sight and sound will bring viewers closer to the story, and we’re excited to add this capability to other features we support like 4K, HDR, Dolby Atmos, and Netflix Calibrated Mode,” says Netflix.

The partnership with Sennheiser means Netflix is using Sennheiser’s AMBEO 2-Channel spatial audio, which translates original immersive mixes into two-channel audio. Netflix is the first streaming platform to make use of the technology to offer spatial audio via two-channel speaker systems.

“We feel AMBEO spatial audio offers a meaningful improvement for Netflix members,” says Scott Kramer, Manager for Sound Technology at Netflix. “Re-recording mixers often tell me that it better translates their detailed immersive mix work to stereo. Crucially, this process preserves the original sound mix and respects creative intent with a remarkably clean sound.”

Which Netflix Originals support spatial audio?

Here’s the full list of Netflix Originals that support this new spatial audio technology from Sennheiser. Want to see which content supports spatial audio as the technology rolls out? Netflix says consumers can search ‘spatial audio’ to see a list of all current titles that support the new audio format.

  • Stranger Things
  • The Witcher
  • Red Notice
  • The Adam Project
  • Resident Evil
  • Raising Dion
  • Keep Sweet Pray and Obey
  • Locke & Key
  • Castlevania
  • Interceptor
  • Jennifer Lopez’s ‘Halftime’
  • The Unforgivable
  • Selena the Series
  • The Order
  • Fear Street: Part One – 1994
  • Fear Street: Part Two – 1978
  • Fear Street: Part Three – 1666
  • True Story
  • The Haunting of Bly Manor
  • Black Summer
  • Seoul Vibe
  • Slumberland
  • The Good Nurse
  • Archive 81
  • Warrior Nun
  • Kate
  • Lulli