Apple shared more details about how Spatial Audio will work with AirPods on Apple TV
At WWDC 2021, Apple revealed that it will update tvOS and M1 Mac later this year to allow AirPods Pro and Max users to use the advantages of Spatial Audio, but did not provide much information on how it plans to implement this feature on these systems The details. Now we have more information.
Apple told Engadget the feature will work with stereo, 5.1, 7.1 and Dolby Atmos content. Whether you’re using a pair of AirPods Pro or AirPods Max, the software that powers the feature will widen the soundstage so that it seems like the entire room you’re in is being filled with sound. When you sit down to watch a movie or TV show, the included head tracking feature will lock in after it detects you’ve been looking in the same direction for a while. Once you get up to walk around, it will reactivate. Connecting your AirPods to an Apple TV is also easy in this context. When you’re near the device with your headphones, it will display a popup that will allow you to quickly connect, and you won’t need to dig into the settings menu.
In addition to tvOS, iOS 15 will include more powerful spatial audio controls and share more detailed information through the volume slider. Other new features launched by AirPods this fall include AirPods Pro’s "Dialog Enhancement" tool, Apple said it will help those with "mild" hearing problems, and a "Announcement Notification" that can read your priority notifications.