Can HomePod play Dolby Atmos?

Does the original HomePod support Dolby Atmos? Yes! Although the original HomePod is no longer available, you can experience Dolby Atmos via Apple's larger smart speaker by upgrading to HomePod software 15.1 — if you can find one. If you have two HomePods, you can take things even further by creating a Stereo Pair.

Do Apple HomePods support Dolby Atmos?

When you set up home theater with HomePod, you can enjoy Dolby Atmos, Dolby Digital 7.1, or Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound. (HomePod mini does not support Dolby audio formats.) Note: Home theater requires Apple TV 4K with tvOS 14.2 or later.

How do I enable Dolby Atmos HomePod?

How to listen to Dolby Atmos on your HomePod
  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Home app.
  2. Tap the Home button .
  3. Tap Home Settings.
  4. Under People, tap your name.
  5. Tap Apple Music.
  6. Turn Dolby Atmos on or off.


Do you need two HomePods for Dolby Atmos?

As for cost, the price to build the ultimate Apple Dolby Atmos system isn't astronomical. You should buy two HomePods (even if one is enough for Atmos), which Apple is now selling for $299 a pop (but you can occasionally buy from Best Buy or Amazon for as little as $199 each), and an Apple TV 4K which costs $179.

Does Dolby Atmos work through airplay?

* Your Apple TV and HomePod speakers automatically play sound in Dolby Atmos or surround sound if it's available with content that you watch.


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Can any speaker be used for Dolby Atmos?

Dolby recommends at least four height speakers for the best result, and any speakers will do. Even better, you won't need a special Blu-ray player, since all current players support Dolby Atmos. Also worth noting is that all of your HDMI cables will work with Dolby Atmos as well.

What Apple Music supports Dolby Atmos?

11 of the best spatial audio tracks in Dolby Atmos on Apple Music
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  • Haule Haule by Sukhwinder Singh (2008) ...
  • Drive by R.E.M. (1992) ...
  • Fancy by Amaarae (2020) ...
  • Flight from the City by Jóhann Jóhansson (2016) ...
  • Blessings (feat. ...
  • Ocean Eyes by Billie Eilish (2017)


Why is Apple discontinuing the HomePod?

Though Apple has publicly said that it discontinued the larger HomePod to focus on the mini version, it's entirely possible that the company is working on an updated model in the background. There are plenty of use cases where a new, larger HomePod might outshine its diminutive counterpart.

Is HomePod better than soundbar?

Interestingly, even after fixing the volume bug, the soundbar is still louder than the stereo HomePods. Also, the tweeters in the soundbar sound brighter and more clear, giving it a more immersive experience overall compared to the HomePods. In this case, the stereo HomePods sound much better.


Did Apple discontinue the HomePod?

Apple's original Siri-based speaker, now discontinued.

After three years on the market, Apple discontinued the original HomePod as of March 12, 2021, and will focus its efforts on the smaller and cheaper HomePod mini launched in November 2020. For more information on that device, see our HomePod mini roundup.

Can HomePod play hi-res?

Its HomePod range of smart speakers do now support lossless – that's the now discontinued HomePod and still-very-much-current HomePod Mini. Apple's iPhones (since the iPhone 7) natively support lossless – but only Apple Music Lossless, and not the highest quality Hi-Res Lossless (which delivers up to 24-bit/192kHz).

Can you use Apple HomePod for surround sound?

Use a HomePod or stereo pair with your Apple TV 4K to create a theater experience with Dolby Atmos or surround sound right in your home.

How do I get Dolby Atmos on Apple Music?

Tweak these settings to start listening to music in surround sound with Dolby Atmos and spatial audio in Apple Music.
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How to Enable Dolby Atmos on Your Apple Device
  1. Go to Settings > Music.
  2. Under Audio, choose Dolby Atmos.
  3. Choose Automatic or Always On.


Can HomePod play lossless audio?

For example, the original HomePod can play songs in Lossless and with Spatial Audio enabled even if you only have one speaker. HomePod mini can play songs in Lossless, but it doesn't support Spatial Audio.

Can HomePod mini be used as surround sound?

Connect HomePod Minis to your Apple TV

To create a surround-sound system, you'll use AirPlay to send the Apple TV's sound to the HomePod Minis. Press and hold the home button on the Siri remote to open the control center. Select the audio controls button and a list of available audio devices will appear.

Does Spotify play Dolby Atmos?

At launch, 20 million tracks will be accessible in the highest quality Hi-Res Lossless format, with the whole catalogue following "by the end of 2021" – all at no extra cost to your Apple Music subscription fee. Oh, and there will be support for Dolby Atmos and Apple's proprietary 3D offering, Spatial Audio, too.

Can a HomePod replace a soundbar?

Another function that makes these little speakers so unique is the native support from other Apple devices like your Apple TV (on Amazon). This cross-functionality makes the Apple HomePod Mini a great replacement for a soundbar.


Can you add subwoofer to HomePod?

Just play any music, select the HomePods and then add the subwoofer in the Airplay menu. For me this works perfectly fine, no audio drops or sync issues.

Are 2 HomePods worth it?

The Bottom Line

But the reason two HomePod minis are worth considering for this purpose is that they do sound quite good for their size, and they integrate really well with your iPhone and Siri.

Is HomePod a failure?

Apple's HomePod failed and was discontinued in 2021.

Is there going to be a new HomePod?

The next Apple product in its smart speaker category is coming, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman in his latest Power On newsletter. If that comes as a surprise to you, I can't blame you. After all, the first HomePod arrived quite some time ago, February 2020, to be precise.


Will HomePod be updated?

The AirPods, AirPods Pro and HomePod are on a different update schedule, with Apple waiting around 2.5 years to update its AirPods, and with the HomePod being a first-generation product, we don't yet know how long Apple plans to wait between releases - especially given the discontinuation of the original in March 2021.

Is Dolby Atmos worth it on Apple Music?

Dolby Atmos delivers the highest-quality audio your device can support, so your music always sounds its best whether over headphones or through speakers. When you listen with compatible Apple or Beats headphones, Dolby Atmos music plays back automatically when available for a song.

Is all Apple Music Dolby Atmos?

There are subtle differences between the two technologies, and Apple does little to actually describe them. Anyone will be able to listen to Dolby Atmos tracks on Apple Music, except Android users at launch, but Spatial Audio will be limited to specific devices. Here's everything you need to know.

Does Music sound better with Dolby Atmos?

With Dolby Atmos Music, the experience is better. Artists can create soundscapes that are much more seamless and compelling. They can precisely place sound “objects” in your listening space and engage your imagination by moving the objects around. Immersive music is now more affordable, too.
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