NETFLIX is rumoured to be working on ‘Spatial Audio’ support for AirPods users.
Spatial Audio is what Apple calls its AirPods’ immersive sound feature.
Netflix may enable the feature this year, according to current rumoursCredit: AFP or licensors
It works by using sensors and directional audio to track where your head is in relation to the device you’re listening to the content on.
It essentially creates an immersive sound experience.
This is good when you’re watching a film or TV as you can sense the direction of the sound as if you were in the film or TV series yourself.
To take advantage of Spatial Audio on AirPods when watching TV you’ll need to watch content from a platform which supports it.
You’d need AirPods Pro or Max to access the featureCredit: Getty Images – Getty
Currently, those platforms are Apple TV, Disney+ and Hulu.
Now it seems Netflix wants to join that list, according to an anonymous source.
SlashGear reported that the source said Netflix has been working on enabling Spatial Audio for AirPods since December.
Rumours suggest the feature could be ready by Spring 2021.
The feature probably won’t be avaliable for all content though.
You’d also need AirPods Pro or AirPods Max to take advantage of it.
Use Netflix on a computer or laptop? Try these useful shortcuts
Here are some handy keyboard shortcuts…
- Spacebar – toggle play / pause
- Enter – toggle play / pause
- F – full screen
- Esc – exit full screen
- Left Arrow – rewind 10 seconds
- Right Arrow – fast-forward 10 seconds
- Up arrow – volume up
- Down arrow – volume down
- M – mute toggle
- Shift-Alt-Left Click – adjust the streaming bitrate (to improve or reduce the quality of the video)
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And, a WhatsApp bug could let total strangers join your group chats and steal your phone number.
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