Studio-Quality Sound Is Coming to Netflix

Netflix has announced they are increasing the bitrates for their Dolby 5.1 and Atmos tracks, which means their movies and shows should sound better than ever. It isn’t clear whether stereo tracks have also been improved, but 5.1 and Atmos tracks now top out at 640 kbps and 768 kbps, respectively.

…we’re excited to announce a new feature, high-quality audio, which takes our sound quality to another level. We gave it this straightforward name because it fits: high-quality audio delivers audio that sounds closer to what creators hear in the studio, so every little detail is captured for a richer, more intense experience. Additionally, if you have bandwidth or device limitations, we’ve made the feature adaptive so that we will deliver the best possible audio to match your capabilities.


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