How to get Dolby Atmos

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Dolby Atmos is sound reimagined

Dolby Atmos® has revolutionised the cinema experience with immersive sound that puts you inside the story. Now you can enjoy the same multidimensional experience in your living room.

There’s lots of original and re-issued content now available to be enjoyed in Dolby Atmos on your favourite streaming platforms such as Netflix, Disney+, Apple TV+, Apple Music, Amazon Music, and TIDAL. And the catalogue of films, TV series, video games, music, and documentaries is growing every day.

Creators are turning to Dolby Atmos to breathe new life into timeless classics and to push the boundaries of the listening experience. Spatial audio deepens our connection with what we’re watching or listening to. Folks experiencing music and soundscapes through Dolby Atmos-enabled speakers are not bound to the conventional sound placements of surround sound or stereo. Instead Dolby Atmos creates an immersive environment, transporting you into the world the creator made for you. Listening to music created in Dolby Atmos through enabled speakers picks us up and drops us into the same room as our favourite artist, with streaming partners such as Apple Music, and TIDAL moving the audio landscape forward.


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How to get Dolby Atmos in your home

You might be thinking ‘but how many speakers do I need to buy to get a true Dolby Atmos experience?’ While the film and music buffs might head straight for a multispeaker setup, one of the best things about Dolby Atmos is that there’s always a way to experience it that suits you, your lifestyle, and your budget.

Before you hit play on your favourite content, to get Dolby Atmos you need to have an audio system that delivers it. This means choosing a Dolby Atmos-enabled soundbar, speaker system, and/or AV receiver.


The Dolby Atmos experience tailored to you

These options are quick and easy ways to get up and running with Dolby Atmos:

TV set enabled with Dolby Atmos: Some TV sets are enabled with Dolby Atmos and can deliver the immersive experience right out of the box. We’ve got more on the makes and models currently available here.

TV soundbar enabled with Dolby Atmos: Listen as your soundbar uses Dolby Atmos to place and move sounds around the room using upward-firing speakers. Don’t forget to read our helpful guides on all things soundbars and how to set up your Dolby Atmos enabled soundbar with your TV. Just look out for the Dolby Atmos badge on the packaging, consult your user manual, or ask a shop assistant.

Multi-speaker setup: Combine traditional surround sound speaker setup with either a Dolby Atmos-enabled soundbar, ceiling speakers, or a dedicated AV receiver to turn your living room into a cinema. Consider your options and learn how to build and connect your own setup here.

Phone, tablet, or computer with Dolby Atmos: Some device and computer manufacturers offer the immersive experience straight from their speakers. Or you can pop on some headphones with Dolby Atmos to take the experience on the road, on a plane, or anywhere you want to go.


Plenty of entertainment to enjoy

Now you’re all set on the hardware front, the real fun begins. Getting access to content in Dolby Atmos is super easy. Netflix has films and series in Dolby Atmos, you just need to get a premium tier subscription to enjoy it. Disney+ and Apple TV+ let you dive into the sound, with content in Dolby Atmos available at no extra cost. Other streaming services also offer Dolby Atmos to subscribers. Be sure to look for the Dolby Atmos badge on the title pages of your favourite entertainment. And when you combine the bold, beautiful sound of Dolby Atmos with the phenomenal frame-by-frame quality of Dolby Vision®, also available on many streaming services, it will transform your entertainment at home.

Don’t forget to check out the growing library of music recorded or remastered in Dolby Atmos we mentioned above, too.

For more information on how you can create your very own Dolby home experience, check out our interactive home setup guide.


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