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Google lists apps with Spatial Audio support on Pixel Buds Pro

Google lists apps with Spatial Audio support on Pixel Buds Pro
Google lists apps with Spatial Audio support on Pixel Buds Pro

Some of the new features that will be arriving next year will be available immediately on your Pixel devices, as well as some that will be arriving later. One of the features that will be coming in January is Spatial Audio with head tracking, which was first teased at the Google I/O event earlier this year. There is very little information on which apps will take advantage of this technology. The help article was spotted by the folks over at 9to5Google.

Spatial Audio is a sound format that creates a surround effect through a pair of speakers, like headphones or tiny earbuds. It’s noticeable when watching movies that are intended to be experienced in a movie theatre, giving you that “immersive” feel without all the expensive hardware.

As a result of the December update that ended QPR1 and replaced the build with the public-facing version of Android, the toggle to enable Spatial Audio on the Pixel 7 series vanished. With the official launch of Spatial Audio coming next month, it would make sense that there will be an upcoming update that will restore this feature on the phones. The menu option looked similar back in the day.

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The help article that seems to have been recently pulled mentions a different way to enable spatial audio. The current build doesn’t have the option of Spatial Audio, which is what it directs users to go to. The below information was offered by Google.

You can use Spatial Audio on your Pixel phone with movies from Netflix, YouTube, Google TV, and HBOMax that have 5.1 or higher audio tracks. You must wear headphones or earbuds

When Spatial Audio goes live, you will be able to take advantage of the “head tracking” feature in your settings. I need January to get here as soon as possible.



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