YouTube television starts turning out 5.1 border audio throughout Google television, Android television and also Roku tools

YouTube Television is expanding the schedule of 5.1 border audio throughout Google television, Android television and also Roku tools today. Before the development, 5.1 border audio was just readily available throughout Samsung, LG and also Vizio tools running Cobalt variation 20 or greater. To capitalize on 5.1 sound, you require a suitable gadget with the YouTube television application mounted, in addition to a suitable audio speaker system.

“We understand you’ve been waiting, and it’s finally ready. 5.1 Audio is rolling out this week across Google TV, Android TV and Roku devices,” YouTube TV said in a tweet. 

YouTube notes that as long as your device and also set-up meet the requirements, you’ll automatically get 5.1 audio whenever it’s available for the content that you’re watching. If you’re unsure if the 5.1 audio is coming through, you can check by opening up the “Stats for nerds” window. If 5.1 audio is available for the program you’re watching, you’ll see AC-3/EAC-3 listed in the Codecs section.

In a tweet, YouTube noted that it’s still working internally and with partners to enable 5.1 audio on Apple television, Fire Television and also game consoles, and that it plans to update users once they’re available.

Today’s announcement comes as YouTube TV recently added two Spanish-language options: the Spanish Plan and the add-on, Spanish Plus. The service also recently added support for picture-in-picture on iOS tools running iOS 15 or higher. The functionality that allows users to stream videos in a small, floating miniplayer on their home screen while multitasking on their gadget.

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