Dolby Atmos Music, the immersive music format that makes use of the identical object-based know-how as Dolby Atmos for motion pictures, is now out there on Tidal to subscribers of that service’s HiFi tier. Tidal now hosts a rising library of music out there in Dolby Atmos from Common Music Group and Warner Music Group. The present library contains songs from a few of the world’s greatest artists akin to The Weeknd, Blondie, Ariana Grande, and others. Tidal says it is usually working with its artist-owners, together with Jay-Z, to combine their catalogs in Dolby Atmos, that are anticipated to turn out to be out there in 2020.
To make the most of Dolby Atmos Music on Tidal you’ll want a HiFi degree membership which usually prices $20 monthly, and a suitable system. For now, that checklist of gadgets is restricted to particular Android smartphones and tablets that Tidal has licensed to obtain Dolby Atmos:
If in case you have considered one of these gadgets, you may hear Dolby Atmos Music by way of the built-in audio system, or a set of linked headphones.
Dolby Labs says it’s working with Tidal and its system companions to deliver Atmos Music to extra gadgets sooner or later.
Previous to this announcement, the one technique to expertise Dolby Atmos Music was by way of Amazon Music HD, however provided that you personal Amazon’s Echo Studio, a 3D-sound good speaker that’s suitable with the immersive format. Surprisingly, there’s at the moment no technique to get Atmos Music on an Atmos-equipped house theater speaker system or soundbar, even in case you can entry Amazon Music HD or Tidal HiFi on these setups.
The addition of Dolby Atmos Music to Tidal brings the entire variety of streaming companies that assist it to 2. Hopefully, 2020 will deliver additional bulletins about streaming and system assist.
Dolby Atmos Music is increasing its attain on the identical time that Sony is growing entry to its personal immersive music format, Sony 360 Actuality Audio, which is offered on Amazon Music HD, Tidal, and Deezer. It’s not clear but whether or not artists will launch their music in each codecs, or if sure labels will probably be solely linked to at least one format.