How To Set Up Dolby Atmos Or Surround Sound On Your Apple TV
Posted By : Anirudh Bhardwaj | 12-Dec-2018
Apple TV is a powerful streaming media console that is designed to deliver outstanding TV viewing experience with exceptional sound quality. As you might already know, Apple TV 4K supports Dolby Atmos and Surround Sound, so you can listen to the audio in highest quality. As a matter of fact, Apple TV 4K automatically plays audio in
- Dolby Digital 5.1
If you select the first option, it will play audio on multiple speakers and a subwoofer, providing an immersive sound experience with a three-dimensional touch.
Selecting the second option will simply play audio in supported quality through either
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How To Set Up Dolby Atmos?
Apple TV 4K supports Dolby Atmos and Surround Sound to give an immersive sound experience exuding audio in all directions in three-dimensional space.
To play all sounds on your Apple TV 4K in Dolby Atmos,
If your home entertainment device doesn’t support Dolby Atmos, you’ll either need a Dolby Atmos enabled sound bar or the Dolby
Note: You might need to run a firmware update in several AV receivers &
Once you have the required accessories, you can proceed with the following steps.
- Connect your Apple TV 4K with the HDMI input of the
sound baror AV receiver with the help of an HDMI cable.
- Connect the soundbar or AV receiver with the television (if it supports Dolby Atmos pass-through to
sound barsand receivers) using an HDMI cable.
Once you’ve done that, you can also check if your Apple TV is configured for Dolby Atmos or not. Just go to Settings > Video and Audio and select Audio Format. Under the Atmospheric Audio tab, check if Dolby Atmos is enabled or not. Alas, if you don’t even see that option, you might need to check your configurations again.
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