Your browser is not Javascript enable or you have turn it off. We recommend you to activate for better security reasonDisney+ update adds Atmos Spatial Audio on Apple TV 4K, breaks Atmos on Android TV - FlatpanelsHD

Disney+ update adds Atmos Spatial Audio on Apple TV 4K, breaks Atmos on Android TV

27 Jul 2022 | Rasmus Larsen |

Disney+ has released an app update that enables Dolby Atmos through Apple TV 4K's spatial audio system with AirPods as well as HomePods. Meanwhile, the latest update breaks Atmos on Android TVs.

Apple's spatial audio system on Apple TV 4K (1st Gen and 2nd Gen) can take a 5.1, 7.1 or Dolby Atmos source and create a dynamic and immersive sound field in AirPods Pro, AirPods Max and AirPods 3 headphones.

Until now, Disney+ passed 5.1 to Apple's spatial audio system despite its support for Dolby Atmos on other devices. The limitation was most likely related to Disney's custom-made video player on Apple TV 4K.

The latest app update (version 2.9.5) unlocks Dolby Atmos so it can be used through Apple TV 4K's spatial audio system with compatible AirPods, as highlighted on Reddit.

AirPods Atmos Disney+
Disney+ Atmos with AirPods
HomePods Atmos Disney+
Disney+ Atmos with HomePods
In addition, Disney+ now passes the Dolby Atmos soundtrack to the original HomePods when set as default Apple TV 4K speakers. Also read: Spatial audio on Apple TV 4K: What it is, how it works & supported apps/games FlatpanelsHD has confirmed that it works with Apple TV's video console. See the two photos to the right (16 channels = Dolby Atmos soundtrack).

Atmos broken on Android TVs

Disney+ has also released an app update (version 2.9.1) for Android TV and Google TV devices that seems to break Dolby Atmos, according to Reddit and 9to5Google. Dolby Atmos is reportedly not working on Sony TVs, Nvidia Shield, Chromecast, TCL Android TVs, Hisense Android TVs, and possibly other Android TV and Google TV devices. Dolby Atmos works as intended on version 2.8.0 of the Disney+ app and it is possible to sideload this version, if you experience the issue. Today and yesterday, a few users have started reporting that it works again – seemingly as a result of a server-side fix.



Latest news

Simulated Reality

New 'Simulated Reality' monitor displays 3D using light-field technology

18 Aug 2022 | Rasmus Larsen |
Philips OLED807

Philips' 2022 OLED TVs are now available

18 Aug 2022 | Rasmus Larsen |
Elvis UHD Blu-ray

Now/soon on UHD Blu-ray: Lightyear, Elvis, Hereditary, The Lost Boys, Addams Family, Bullet Train (24 titles added)

17 Aug 2022 | Flatpanels |
OLED TV Europe

OLED TV market share surpasses 50% in European premium TV market

17 Aug 2022 | Rasmus Larsen |
Samsung Odyssey Ark

Samsung launches $3500 Odyssey Ark gaming monitor

16 Aug 2022 | Rasmus Larsen |
Asus PG42UQ

Asus launches first 42" OLED gaming monitor

15 Aug 2022 | Rasmus Larsen |
EISA Awards 2022-2023

EISA Awards 2022-2023 announced

15 Aug 2022 | Rasmus Larsen |
LG OLED

LG Display is planning to unveil a 20" OLED panel by the end of the year

12 Aug 2022 | Rasmus Larsen |