While some might argue that devices like Apple’s AirPods Pro and AirPods Max are expensive and aren’t as good compared to other headphones and earbuds in that price range, one of their main advantages is that they work better with iOS and come with features like spatial audio that certain apps can take advantage of, like Netflix, for example.
Netflix has recently updated its iOS app where it appears that users are now reporting that the app is offering support for spatial audio. This means that if you own either the AirPods Pro or AirPods Max, you will be able to enjoy Netflix on your iPhone or iPad in a whole different way, at least as far as the audio experience is concerned.
For those wondering what is spatial audio, it’s basically 3D audio. What this means is that instead of sound simply coming from the left or right, it can create the effect where the sound is coming from the front, behind, at an angle, and so on. This is kind of similar to the experience you get when you watch a movie in the cinema, except in your headphones.
The rollout of the update is underway so if you don’t see it yet, don’t worry as it should eventually make its way to you. Also, keep in mind that not all Netflix titles are compatible with spatial audio, so your mileage may vary depending on the content you watch.