Netflix is bringing Dolby Atmos surround sound to its original content starting with Okja

Video streaming services have become the site for mini-platform wars unto themselves, with different services rolling out 4K, high-dynamic range video, and other improvements as they jockey for position. Today Netflix announced that it is adding the immersive Dolby Atmos sound format to its repertoire, and the first film to receive the treatment is Bong Joon-ho’s Okja. The film is also being presented in Dolby Vision, the company’s high-dynamic range video format.

More 4K content would be a better start. Atmos should be a byproduct of 4K and basically built in where the content allows.

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licensing. its all about the licensing.

I’m a long way off from getting Atmos set up at the house, but now that I have a fully competent (hell, more than that…kickass is the right word) 4k home theater set up, I’m just jonesing for more 4k content now.

A step in the right direction for sure.