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YouTube TV Finally Adds 5.1 Audio on Google TV, Android TV and Roku

YouTube TV Finally Adds 5.1 Audio on Google TV, Android TV and Roku

Almost a year ago, YouTube TV Announced plans to add 5.1 surround sound support for broadcast TV package. When we spoke to Neil Mohan, YouTube’s chief product officer Earlier this year Vergcast About the new features being rolled out for the platform, he told us that they will be arriving soon. Now, it’s here For more devices, including the latest Chromecast with Google TV.

The company announced that in addition to support for surround sound previously found on traditional Chromecast devices and TVs made by Vizio, LG or Samsung, the immersive audio experience is spreading to Google TV, Android TV, and Roku.

According to the YouTube TV support page, if you have a compatible device setup and the program you’re watching is available with 5.1 audio, it should launch automatically. If you’re watching something and aren’t sure if it will, one way to check it is to open the properly named “Stats for nerds” window to see if you can find AC-3/EAC-3 under Codecs, which indicates You are in the right conclusion.

If you’re hoping to get a few more channels but stream your YouTube TV subscription package on another device, like Fire TV, Apple TV, PlayStation, or Xbox, Last update in March YouTube said it was “still working internally and with partners” to enable the feature on those platforms.