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Netflix rumored to be working on ‘Spatial Audio’ for AirPods users

Netflix rumored to be working on 'Spatial Audio' for AirPods users

Netflix is rumored to be working on “Spatial Audio” support for AirPods users.

Spatial Audio is what Apple calls its AirPods’ immersive sound feature.

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.

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.

Rumors suggest the feature could be ready by Spring 2021.

The feature probably won’t be available for all content, though.

You’d also need AirPods Pro or AirPods Max to take advantage of it.

Useful shortcuts for using Netflix on a computer or laptop?

  • 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)

In other news, Microsoft recently released fixes for 83 security vulnerabilities.

A new tool called “Bufferi.ng” claims it can help people fake a bad video call connection so you can take a break from meetings.

And, a WhatsApp bug could let total strangers join your group chats and steal your phone number.

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From television to the internet platform, Erin switched her journey in digital media with News Brig. She served as a journalist for popular news channels and currently contributes his experience for News Brig by writing about the tech domain.

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