I kind of agree apart from the fact that there’s nothing really to suggest it isn’t working properly. In fact reports from people with acess to the early developer betas gave positive feedback on the range of atmos content available on iTunes at that time.
Apple pulled the content prior to the public beta which led people to believe it wasn’t working. Apps such as infuse require an update to support atmos and this has been recognised by the developers on here yet people still fire up the latest Apple beta and claim it’s not working.
My guess is that it is working fine but Apple have been getting inundated with bug reports because people have expectations that apps such as infuse will support it. In these circumstances I could understand them turning it off until launch when they will redeliver content via iTunes.
According to the sticky post in the suggestions thread of this forum, atmos support and fixes for tv os 12 are listed as ‘upcoming features’. They’re not listed as being ‘in progress’ for either the 5.7.6 or 5.8 releases so it would seem unlikely they’re coming anytime soon.
I’m curious why Firecore remains silent on Dolby Atmos support. As we are now on Beta 6, I’d imagine they must know by now whether Apple is giving developers the hooks for this (and for lossless audio to boot) by now.
I’m suspecting it will not be possible at this point.
Even without saying anything specific (to avoid breaking an NDA) there could be some commentary that refers at least to the publicly stated support of Dolby Atmos by Apple and how that may impact future development of Infuse