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This streaming giant becomes the first OTT platform to offer a distinct headphone experience in Dolby Atmos

The feature will help the platform deliver a differentiated headphone experience to Dolby Atmos-enabled smartphones

This streaming giant becomes the first OTT platform to offer a distinct headphone experience in Dolby Atmos
Distinct headphone experience in Disney+ Hotstar
  • Srivathsan Nadadhur

Last Updated: 10.26 AM, Sep 15, 2022

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Disney+ Hotstar and Dolby Laboratories are all set to enhance the reach of the Dolby Atmos experience for its users on the platform. While the streaming giant had earlier offered Dolby Vision support, it has gone a step ahead to include Dolby Atmos playback for various devices including TVs, AVRs, soundbars, Android smartphones and iOS devices.

The facility will now help streaming enthusiasts experience Dolby Atmos through headphones via the Disney+ Hotstar app on smartphones. The media statement by the platform states, “The multidimensional, spatial sound experience of Dolby Atmos, Disney+ Hotstar puts its users in the middle of the action with stories coming alive all around them.”

Sidd Mantri, Head of Product - Developing Markets, Disney Streaming expressed his happiness to add Dolby Atmos spatial audio to amplify the entertainment experience on the platform. He said the differentiated headphone experience to Dolby Atmos-enabled devices would be superlative. He hoped to continue his association with Dolby to offer cutting edge innovation to users in the future.

Ashim Mathur, Senior Regional Director, Japan & Emerging Markets, Dolby Laboratories conveyed his excitement about joining hands with Disney+ Hotstar to provide quality streaming experience for users with Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos spatial audio technology. The feature would be made available to users of all platforms.

Recent Disney+ Hotstar offerings that one can enjoy with Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos are Home Shanti, Rudra: The Edge of Darkness, November Story, Human, Grahan, The Great Indian Murder, Aarya, Shoorveer, Masoom, Ghar Waapsi, Out of Love, Special Ops 1.5, Vikram, Kaathuvaakula Rendu Kaadhal and A Thursday, to name a few.

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