How Dolby Atmos elevates the film-viewing experience
Every film buff understands the importance of picture quality in creating a truly unmissable viewing experience. But as audiophiles know, the sound you hear is just as important in creating a fully immersive audiovisual experience that really pulls you in. That’s where Dolby Atmos makes all the difference: the sound places you at the centre of the action. The sound effects, score, and dialogue come from all around you, allowing you to connect more deeply with your favourite films, across streaming platforms and Blu-ray discs.
When you think of your favourite films, chances are the score has played a huge part in how you’ve connected with the characters and story. Just think how much of the dark and harrowing atmosphere of Joker was due to composer Hildur Guðnadóttir’s Academy Award®-winning score. Now you can recreate the power of cinema at home with the all-consuming Dolby Atmos mix.
Let’s talk Lord of the Rings. You might know those films by heart, but now we get to actually ride into battle with Aragorn and the fellowship, thanks to the multidimensional soundscape of Dolby Atmos. It just hits different. So, whether you find yourself dropped into the centre of Gotham City in The Batman, or caught up in the hustle and bustle of New York streets and smooth jazz in the award-winning animated feature Soul, the beauty is in the detail, enhanced by Dolby Atmos.
You can get an unforgettable movie experience at a Dolby Cinema, including the all-encompassing sound of Dolby Atmos. But if you don’t feel like leaving the house you can still catch films at home with sound that dances all around you, thanks to the wide range of films available in Dolby Atmos, both online and offline.
Watch films in Dolby Atmos wherever, whenever
You can enjoy the bold, beautiful sound made possible by Dolby Atmos on a range of streaming platforms, including Netflix, Apple TV+, and Disney+. The combination of popular streaming sites and the rich, crisp detail of Dolby gives you a cinema-like audiovisual experience from the comfort of your sofa. Choose your device, your platform, and sit back and enjoy. With the wide range of mobile devices enabled with Dolby Atmos, you can even take your favourite films with mind-blowing sound quality on a bus, train, or plane.
For those of you that want to stick to home viewing, you can enjoy the best of films with Dolby Atmos without a WiFi connection: there’s a huge library of Blu-ray discs and 4K UHD discs in Dolby Atmos. Sit in the horror of A Quiet Place, in a world where every sound put you at risk — and each one shakes you to the core. Listen to the rich timbre of Emma Stone’s musical delights in La La Land. Or, for the comedy fans, laugh along at the hazy hijinks and one-liners of Seth Rogan and his cohorts, with every little detail heard.
Revel in the immersive sound of Dolby Atmos with a home cinema setup
For the best possible viewing and listening experience with Dolby Atmos, a home cinema setup that fires sound in every direction will deliver the immersive playback that Dolby is known for. To set this up, all you need is a screen enabled with Dolby Atmos — you can choose from a wide range of TV sets here — and either a subscription to a streaming service that offers films in Dolby Atmos, or a Blu-ray player with your chosen Dolby Atmos Blu-ray disc.
If you want an even more intense experience, you can add a soundbar or a multi-speaker setup to build an even richer spatial sound environment. With overhead or upfiring speakers, you’ll be inside the multidimensional soundscape, bringing your living room to the next level. Find out how you can create your ideal, personalised home cinema with this our interactive setup guide.