When the Apple TV app was released for LG TVs earlier this week, users noticed that Dolby Atmos support was missing. LG now confirms that Dolby Atmos support is planned for the app and AirPlay 2.
Apple TV and Dolby Atmos
Apple's TV app, required for TV+ and iTunes movies, is available on recent TVs from Samsung and LG as well as Roku and FireTV devices.
Earlier this week, LG became the first partner to offer Dolby Vision streaming from within the app. LG now confirms to FlatpanelsHD that support for Dolby Atmos will be added "later this year" for both the Apple TV app and AirPlay 2.
- "Support for Dolby Atmos will be coming later this year," LG told FlatpanelsHD, referring to both the Apple TV app and AirPlay 2.
No further details were provided so we cannot confirm if this applies generally to 2018, 2019 and 2020 LG TVs or only some of them.
Also read: List: TVs with Apple TV app, Apple TV+, AirPlay 2 & HomeKit
Samsung, Roku and FireTV devices do not support Dolby Atmos from within the Apple TV app at this time. Dolby Atmos is supported on the Apple TV box. See the chart at the bottom. The Apple TV app will also launch on Vizio and Sony TVs later this year.
Besides Apple TV+ shows like See, The Morning Show, and For All Mankind, the Apple TV app (or iTunes) currently offers over 300 films in Dolby Atmos. You can find a full list here.
Also read: Full list: 4K HDR movies on iTunes
2020 is young so "later this year" could mean soon or almost a year from now but the good news is that it is happening.