Netflix and Sennheiser have announced an audio improvement for all viewers that access streaming content with standard stereo equipment, allowing them to watch Stranger Things season 4 in immersive audio.
AMBEO 2-Channel Spatial Audio is now streaming on Netflix and delivers an immersive audio experience with standard stereo speakers.
The way it works is the AMBEO 2-Channel Spatial Audio renderer translates original immersive mixes into two-channel audio with a spatial experience far beyond stereo.
During development, Sennheiser worked with Netflix and other industry partners to fine-tune the system, which is now available to licence from Sennheiser.
Netflix is the first streaming platform to deliver this significantly improved experience for select titles.
Surveys among viewers have shown that OTT (a media service offered directly to viewers via the Internet) customers often access content with standard stereo equipment – be it on a mobile while travelling, when casually watching via a tablet, or because the home listening space does not allow for a full surround sound set-up.