Netflix Ups Premium Plan Subscription Features

Netflix is enhancing features of its $19.99 monthly premium plan to include spatial audio and increase the number of download devices from four to six to watch Netflix content offline.

The premium plan currently offers the 4K HDR video resolution without ads. Spatial audio claims to bring immersive cinematic sound on more than 700 of the streamer’s most-watched titles, including “Stranger Things,” “The Watcher,” “Wednesday” and Glass Onion.

Netflix is also adding spatial audio to new releases, including “You,” “Your Place or Mine,” “Luther: The Fallen Sun” and the “Tour de France.”

“This truly magical sound experience is a game changer for the Premium plan viewing experience,” Rishu Arora, director of product management, wrote in a blog post.  

Netflix Offering Spatial Audio With Sennheiser

Netflix is bringing spatial audio to members with Sennheiser, according to a blog post.

Netflix spatial audio helps to translate the cinematic experience of immersive audio to any stereo, no matter what device members use to watch, according to the blog.

Spatial audio began rolling out across the Netflix catalog July 6. Members can hear it by typing “spatial audio” into the search bar and selecting a show or film that supports it in the search results.

“Often, the subtlety of sound goes unnoticed, but it can have a profound impact on the atmosphere of a scene and fundamentally change the audience’s response,” read the post. “Some of the most iconic moments in TV and film are defined by the immersive moments they create through sound. Without its excellent sound design, would the final fight scene in The Adam Project be as electric? Would Eddie Munson’s epic guitar scene in Stranger Things 4 bring the Upside Down to life the same way?”

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“This magical combination of sight and sound will bring viewers closer to the story, and we’re excited to add this capability to other features we support like 4K, HDR, Dolby Atmos and Netflix Calibrated Mode,” read the blog.