Spatial Audio: iOS 15 will bring head tracking sound to non-Dolby Atmos content
A new way for AirPods Pro and AirPods Max users to experience Spatial Audio has been discovered within the iOS 15 beta – without the need for Dolby Atmos content.
Called 'Spatialize Stereo' the new feature will also work with macOS Monterey. According to 9to5Mac, that means devices running these operating systems will be able to simulate Spatial Audio for non-Dolby content, detecting the movement of your head when you're wearing AirPods to change the direction of the sound.
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That means you should be able to play any song from Spotify, for example, and experience it in Spatial Audio, despite the streaming service not supporting the format.
The same goes for non-Dolby Atmos movie soundtracks, which means you'll just need a pair of AirPods Pro / AirPods Max and a compatible device to create an immersive home cinema setup.
While you won't get a true Dolby Atmos 3D audio experience, Spatialize Stereo should at least give the impression of sound coming at you from different angles, making your movies, shows, and …
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