Netflix This morning announced a new dimension to its streaming service aimed at providing a better sound for the audience. The company is rolling out “high quality sound,” or sound experience with a higher bits for TV devices that support 5.1 or Dolby Atmos. Depending on the device and the customer's bandwidth capabilities, the actual bit you get varies, says Netflix.
However, it will be between 192 kbps (good) up to 640 kbps (large) for 5.1, and from 448 kbps to 768 kbps for Dolby Atmos – available to members subscribed to the Premium plan.
Netflix says that the bit will pass over time as it continues to become more effective with its encoding techniques.
Netflix's tech blog gets more detail on this aspect, noting that the high-quality sound is not lost, but that it is “transparently wise” – meaning that it is not possible to identify from the original source, that Netflix requires source. t
The company also provided a little background on how quality audio quality came about, due to high quality issues with “Stranger Things 2” back in 2017. In one program, there was no car scene playing crisp, so Netflix entrusted his expert and sound engineers to make improvements. They addressed the problem by delivering a higher bit of sound to the sound. And since then, staff have been working to implement the improved sound more widely.
“The soundness of the sound is often overlooked, but it can have a huge impact on a visual atmosphere and change how the audience responds to it,” writes the company in a notice. “It has always been vital for us to support and realize the vision of our creative partners, and the sound is very much focused on us.” T
This feature launches today for a television audience.