Now streaming: DTS:X  

With more and more content available to stream at home, the demand for better sound for that content has increased, too. DTS recently launched a new DTS:X codec developed specifically for streaming applications. The high efficiency, low bandwidth codec is groundbreaking technology that delivers powerful cinema-like sound to match the UHD HDR images consumers already enjoy on their TV’s while streaming. 

The DTS:X for streaming difference  

DTS:X has long set itself apart with 3D audio technology that adds a crucial third dimension to the traditional two-dimensional surround sound experience. The third dimension, with sound heard from above in addition to audio projected from front and back, creates an immersive experience that closely resembles how people hear sound in the real world. DTS:X for streaming delivers this experience over a basic internet connection, having been developed precisely to provide the best possible audio quality for streaming applications enjoyed at home. 

DTS:X across devices  

DTS:X has long worked across a broad range of products including AVR’s and soundbars, game consoles, PCs and now an increasing number of TV’s. Among the current OEM’s capable of supporting DTS:X are Sony, Hisense, LG, TCL, Philips, Vizio, Sharp, and others. And because DTS:X TVs are compatible with legacy DTS enabled audio products, consumers can mix and match older DTS enabled devices with newer ones to deliver that same great audio.  

Additionally, that high level of audio is not limited to consumers with high-end home theaters. Thanks to some of the speaker virtualization technologies DTS has developed, like DTS Virtual:X, even consumers simply running sound through their compatible television speakers will enjoy a more immersive and powerful audio experience. 

DTS:X on-the-go 

More and more consumers are taking their entertainment with them. That includes movies, television shows and games. And with DTS:X they can take great audio with them, too. Headphones enabled with DTS Headphone:X create an immersive binaural experience, which means users can take the full DTS:X surround sound experience wherever they go.  

DTS:X and IMAX Enhanced 

With IMAX Enhanced, people are already able to enjoy IMAX’s expanded aspect ratio and stunning visuals on certified devices at home. But the incredibly powerful sound was not available, creating a disconnect between what was heard in the theater and at home. As the exclusive audio format for the IMAX Enhanced program, DTS:X delivers IMAX theatrical sound to anyone watching from the comfort of their own couch.  

DTS:X and Disney+  

What started with IMAX is now continuing with Disney+. It’s officially been announced that DTS:X is available on Disney+ with IMAX Enhanced compatible devices. On May 15, “Queen Rock Montreal” will make its global streaming premiere on Disney+ as the first concert film available with IMAX Enhanced with immersive sound from DTS. It will debut alongside the availability of IMAX Enhanced sound for 18 fan-favorite Marvel films that will immerse subscribers in the action like never before. 

Certified devices will support IMAX Enhanced sound, beginning with select DTS:X enabled Android/Google TV devices from Sony, Hisense, Sharp, Xiaomi, and others. Additionally, owners of certified AV receivers from manufacturers like Denon, Marantz, and JBL will also be able to enjoy the experience. 

With IMAX Enhanced, IMAX and DTS enable content that can be experienced in-home and beyond with the highest fidelity, ensuring that filmmakers’ creative intent is fully optimized for an IMAX-quality presentation. DTS:X, provided by DTS, delivers the full dynamic range of theatrical content and allows sound to move freely around the listener to make them feel more immersed. Disney+ is the first major streaming service to elevate the at-home viewing experience with IMAX Enhanced, giving its subscribers new ways to re-experience the Marvel Cinematic Universe and beyond. 

Accessing sound component of IMAX Enhanced on Disney+ 

Disney+ users with a compatible device will get a notification in the form of an audio control panel that will appear when selecting an IMAX Enhanced film for the first time, letting them turn on IMAX Enhanced sound if they choose to. Once opted in, every title available with IMAX Enhanced sound will play with IMAX Enhanced sound moving forward. 

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