Netflix teams up with Dolby for HDR and Atmos

netflixNetflix has teamed up with Dolby Laboratories to deliver the first combined Dolby Atmos and Dolby Vision high-dynamic range (HDR) streaming experience to consumers around the world.

With the release of Netflix Original Movie Okja, Netflix subscribers around the world will have access to the first combined Dolby Atmos and Dolby Vision experience streaming from Netflix to select LG TVs.

Additional supported titles are promised soon.

The combined Dolby Atmos and Dolby Vision streaming experience from Netflix will be available on 2017 LG OLED TVs pending an update. Over time, Netflix plans to roll out support to additional devices

Dolby Atmos is currently available via the Microsoft Xbox game console, with users able to connect their console to a Dolby Atmos enabled home theater system, TV or soundbar, or via headphones using the new Dolby Atmos for headphones feature available for purchase through the Dolby Access app in the Xbox Store.

“Netflix and Dolby share the same vision for delivering spectacular experiences to consumers. 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,” said Giles Baker, SVP, consumer entertainment group, Dolby Laboratories.

“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. I’m excited for Netflix members all over the world to be able to get a theatre-quality experience in the comfort of their own homes,” said Greg Peters, chief product officer, Netflix.