Yesterday, YouTube TV announced via Twitter that it now supports 5.1 audio on Apple TVs and Amazon Fire TV devices. Users can now enjoy a movie theater-like experience in their homes thanks to the update. Surround sound is only available on compatible YouTube TV programmes, and it is available to all subscribers for free. To access 5.1 audio, you must have the most recent version of the YouTube TV App.
Users can check the player controls, select “More,” look for the bug icon, and then look for the Codecs section to see which content supports 5.1 surround sound. “AC-3 / EAC-3” will be listed if the programme supports 5.1 audio.
5.1 Audio Update! 🔈🔉🔊 We now support 5.1 audio on Apple TV & Fire TV devices for compatible YouTube TV content (live, DVR, & video on-demand).
If you’re a game console user, we’re working on getting this available to you as soon as possible, and will share live updates here. pic.twitter.com/8Pmxrt1WqU
— YouTube TV (@YouTubeTV) September 6, 2022
Three months ago, YouTube TV introduced surround sound support for Google TV, Android TV, and Roku devices. Last year, Google announced plans to add 5.1 surround sound support to YouTube TV. The audio feature was previously available on compatible smart TVs (Samsung, LG, and Vizio) and Chromecast.