Earlier this month, Google introduced that its YouTube TV service would lastly be rolling out help for five.1 encompass sound on extra platforms. Now, the encompass sound replace is definitely rolling out to Android TV and Google TV with the most recent YouTube TV app.
Rolling out over the previous 24 hours or so, the most recent YouTube TV replace for Android TV and Google TV is what allows encompass sound help on the platform. The replace needs to be put in mechanically for most folk by now, and carries the model no 1.20. You’ll be able to verify for that model quantity within the Settings app beneath Apps > YouTube TV.
Should you don’t have the replace already, take note there could be a server-side element to the replace. However, seeing what number of customers are reporting the app replace has enabled encompass sound on their TVs, it appears to be solely from the replace. You’ll be able to velocity up the method of getting the replace by going to the Play Retailer, clicking in your profile image, and taking a look at “Updates” beneath the “Handle apps & video games” part. On Google TV, the simplest method to open the Play Retailer is to ask Google Assistant to “open the Play Retailer.”
Encompass sound on YouTube TV is definitely an overdue arrival on Android TV and Google TV, however it’s a welcome one nonetheless. Not all content material on the service is out there with 5.1 help, however you’ll discover it on fairly a couple of channels. 5.1 additionally applies to recordings. There’s no indication within the UI if you’re utilizing 5.1, however audio system and soundbars could present if encompass sound is energetic.
Some have discovered that The Right this moment Present on NBC and Superman & Lois on The CW help 5.1 sound, whereas ESPN doesn’t – although the latter isn’t shocking, because the community doesn’t help 5.1 broadly on any streaming platforms. Whereas 5.1 is out there to any YouTube TV companions that wish to use it, it would fluctuate primarily based on the channel and this system being performed.
YouTube TV can be within the strategy of rolling out help for five.1 to Roku gadgets, and already helps the characteristic on conventional Chromecast gadgets and sensible TVs from Samsung, LG, and Vizio. Help needs to be headed to Apple TV subsequent.
In current months, YouTube TV has additionally constructed on its service with help for brand new networks, corresponding to The Climate Channel, debuted a less expensive devoted “Spanish Plan,” introduced a forthcoming account switcher, rolled out picture-in-picture help on iOS, and launched a referral program. The service nonetheless prices $64.99 per 30 days.
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