On Wednesday a Reddit consumer noticed a brand new perform referred to as ‘Spatialized Stereo’, hidden within the iOS 15 beta. The characteristic is claimed to take any non-Dolby audio – corresponding to a track from Spotify or a film soundtrack from Netflix – and simulate the impact of Spatial Audio.
“The best factor about that is that it helps EVERY audio monitor,” wrote the shocked Reddit consumer. “Certain I might decide Atmos Spatial Audio mixes over Spatialized Stereo each time, however for the second there are solely a dozen or so choices for Atmos obtainable on Apple Music, so that is such a tremendous characteristic to have!”
Spatial Audio with Dolby Atmos is a model of encompass sound. It helps you to use your AirPods Pro and AirPods Max wireless headphones to expertise dynamic head monitoring, which implies signifies that the sound at all times stays relative to the display screen, even while you transfer your head.
The Cupertino large just lately rolled out expanded help for Spatial Audio – it is now obtainable to Apple Music subscribers for no further value. Apple has additionally announced plans to convey it to tvOS and MacOS.
Spatialized Stereo is a special kettle of fish. It appears to be Apple’s try to simulate the impact of Spatial Audio with out utilizing Dolby Atmos. It really works with any content material however you may nonetheless want a pair of AirPods Professional or AirPods Max wireless headphones to entry it.
Fortunate sufficient to be on the iOS15 beta and fancy making an attempt Spatialized Stereo for your self? Hit play on some non-Dolby audio content material after which convey up the Management Middle. Press and maintain the amount slider after which faucet ‘Spatialize Stereo’. Optimistically, the monitor ought to sound extra like 3D audio, and fewer like two channels being piped into your left and proper ear.