Home theaters have become a more prominent phenomenon. This is partly due to COVID-19 preventing people from visiting public cinemas. Many of us wind up consuming digital goods after a stressful day. The secret to a gripping viewing session, however, is immersion. If we’re working on a small, low-definition screen with questionable speakers, the experience can be annoying – rather than relaxing. Likewise, if you have an 8K screen covering your living room wall and a high-end audio system, watching even the most boring shows can be interesting. Ultimately, it’s all about immersion and being a part of the events. YouTube TV already supports 5.1 surround sound on select streaming boxes. These include some Samsung, LG and Vizio TVs. However, Apple TV, Fire TV, Android TV, Roku devices, and more are excluded. The good news is that Google is bringing 5.1 audio to some of these devices soon.
We are still working internally and with partners to enable 5.1 on Apple TV, Fire TV and game consoles. We don’t like to keep you waiting, but we’re excited to hear 5.1 audio for you soon. Our current compatible devices can be found at: https://t.co/kfARTipLUG
— YouTube TV (@YouTubeTV) 28 March 2022
YouTube TV announced on Twitter that it is currently testing 5.1 surround sound on Android TV, Google TV and Roku devices. Google does not share a timeline or estimated time of arrival (ETA). However, considering that it is in the testing phase, we can expect the rollout to happen sooner and not later.
Meanwhile, the company also plans to bring 5.1 audio to Apple TV, Fire TV and game consoles. Though these devices probably won’t get support for this feature anytime soon. It’s also worth noting that 5.1 audio won’t work when watching incompatible programs – even if you have a supported device.
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Via: Android Police