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Netflix Adding Dolby Atmos Support

Netflix is adding support for the Dolby Atmos surround sound format from today.

The first content to support the “immersive” sound format will be the film Okja, which debuted at the Cannes Film Festival and is available on Netflix starting today.

“Much like how 4K and HDR bring more stunning and realistic visuals to the screen, Dolby Atmos delivers captivating sound that places and moves audio anywhere in the room, including overhead, to bring entertainment to life all around you, all in the comfort of your own living room,” said Netflix’s chief product officer Greg Peters.

To take advantage of Dolby Atmos on Netflix right now, you’ll not only need a Dolby Atmos enabled home theatre system, TV or soundbar to listen, but also an Xbox One or Xbox One S console to stream the content. Netflix said support for streaming on LG’s 2017 range of OLED TVs with built-in Dolby Atmos capabilities is “coming soon” and support for more devices will be be added in the future.

“We’re happy to begin providing this cutting-edge experience to our members and to the artists we work with, providing another creative tool to help them bring their vision to life in a more meaningful way for viewers,” Peters said.

Along with Okja, Netflix said the “initial set” of Dolby Atmos titles, which are all Netflix Originals launching in 2017, are BLAME!, Death Note, Bright and Wheelman.

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