On Wednesday, Dolby Laboratories announced that it received a commitment from Netflix that will see the two companies work together on the first global combined Dolby Atmos and Dolby Vision HDR streaming experience. The agreement will launch with Netflix’s original film Okja, which will soon be available in both formats. Other supported titles are expected to follow.
“Netflix and Dolby share the same vision for delivering spectacular experiences to consumers,” Giles Baker, Senior Vice President, Consumer Entertainment Group, Dolby Laboratories, said in a statement. “With consumers already able to experience Dolby Vision on Netflix, it was a natural continuation of our partnership to bring a new level of immersive audio with Dolby Atmos to Netflix members around the world.”
The combined Dolby Atmos and Dolby Vision experience on Netflix will be available on all 2017 LG OLED TVs following an update. The Atmos experience is also currently available to Xbox owners who have their console connected to a Dolby Atmos enabled home theater system, TV, or soundbar, or through headphones that have the new Dolby Atmos for headphones feature, which is available via the Dolby Access app in the Xbox Store.
“With the addition of Dolby Atmos support on Netflix, we are enabled to deliver the most cutting-edge experience to our global members and provide another creative tool to the artists,” Greg Peters, Chief Product Officer, Netflix, said in the statement. “I’m excited for Netflix members all over the world to be able to get a theater-quality experience in the comfort of their own homes.”