Netflix says it is not currently testing spatial audio support for AirPods Pro and AirPods Max, ending a previous report that claimed support would roll out in the spring.
In a statement to MacRumors, a Netflix spokesperson says it is not currently testing spatial audio support and has no plans to go public at this time. Instead, Netflix says it was testing multichannel support for built-in speakers as part of its mission to “improve” its service and evaluate “new experiences” for users.
Netflix and AirPods users have been on edge, waiting for the streaming giant to embrace the feature. The pressure on Netflix is no lighter given that several of its main competitors, such as Disney Plus, HBO Max, and of course Apple TV +, already include spatial audio support.
Spatial audio brings three-dimensional sound to your AirPods Pro and AirPods Max. Your iOS device will compare its own gyroscope and accelerometer data with the data from your AirPods, to make sure your sound field stays anchored to the device even if you move your head.