According to a recent reported tweet from the firm, Apple TV and Fire TV devices are starting to support Dolby 5.1 surround sound for some YouTube TV programming. And if that Tweet is any indication, even more support is anticipated to come out in the future as well.

Users will now have improved audio options while watching YouTube TV on certain devices as a result of the adjustment. The number of devices that support it has greatly increased. But only for audio-engineered content that supports the multi-channel audio function would that be the case.

But for material that is supported, Dolby 5.1 surround sound will be available for both live TV and DVR recordings. Additionally supported will be on-demand entertainment.

Advertisement Users can start viewing a video and then choose More from the player controls for the video to see if a certain piece of content supports the feature.

The functionality is highlighted as AC-3/EAC-3 under the stats’ codecs section when users choose the bug-shaped icon to view Stats for Nerds from there.

WHAT’S NEXT NOW THAT APPLE AND FIRE TV DEVICES SUPPORT SURROUND SOUND ON YOUTUBE TV? The second part of the tweet from the official YouTube TV handles is now less clear. if not in terms of timing, then at least. But it does show that the relevant team is actively working to support more devices. That refers specifically to gaming consoles that accept the software.

Advertisement That indicates that at some time in the future, preferably the near future, game consoles like the Nintendo Switch, Playstation 5, and Xbox Series X will offer Dolby 5.1 surround sound as well. This is according to the leading streaming service provider.

As the feature’s debut draws nearer, the Twitter handle will post details about the upcoming update. However, there is no precise timetable for a rollout at this moment.


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