Shortly after releasing ‘Okja’ - the first Netflix movie in Dolby Atmos - LG and Netflix have pushed out updates to enable it on the 2017 LG OLED TVs, which have built-in Atmos speakers or soundbars.
First TVs with Dolby Vision + Atmos
Last week, Netflix released its first movie with Dolby Atmos sound, and confirmed additional four upcoming titles. At launch, only Xbox One and Xbox One S were capable of pulling down Netflix’s Atmos streams.
LG and Netflix have now issued updates to enable Netflix’s Dolby Atmos streams on the 2017 OLED TVs (B7, C7, E7, G7 and W7) that come with built-in Atmos-enabled speakers or soundbars. The update was first spotted by HDTVTest.
This makes LG’s TVs the first devices capable of delivering Netflix’s movies in Dolby Vision HDR + Dolby Atmos sound, since Xbox One only supports the latter. Besides delivering the Atmos soundtrack via the built-in speakers or soundbar, LG’s 2017 OLED TVs are also capable of outputting the Atmos soundtrack to an external home theater system via the TV’s HDMI-ARC port.
Netflix has also confirmed that the 2017 LG OLEDs are now officially supported. Besides having the latest TV firmware (ver. 03.60.09 in Europe - we have yet to confirm details for the US), you also need to update the Netflix app on your 2017 LG OLED TV.
You can confirm that you are getting the Dolby Vision + Atmos experience on your 2017 LG OLED TV by looking for the respective logos in the top right corner immediately after hitting play on ‘Okja’, the first movie to be made available by Netflix in both formats.
To get access to Netflix’s highest-quality streams you need to subscribe to the “4 Screens + Ultra HD” plan.