Spatial audio for AirPods Pro

Working great so far. I’ve played parts of Arrival (DTS 7.1) and Baby Driver (TrueHD Atmos) and it’s a go!


Yes, same for me but I notice that when I turn Match Framerate off that then I get the soap opera effect in an infuse movie. It seems that one is always step behind.

I fumbled around with the TV settings but didn’t really grasp where this is coming from.

Hmmm I definitely don’t get the soap opera effect when doing it, otherwise I wouldn’t consider it an option. I’m not sure where the disconnect would be.

woohooo time to splurge on airpods pro now!

Most of my files are Dolby Digital 5.1, but when I turn on Spatial Audio on my Apple TV 4K the option for infuse is “Spatial Stereo”. Sounds awesome on my AirPods Max, but why aren’t I getting surround?

Can you check to ensure you’re running 7.2? The version info can be found by scrolling to the bottom of Infuse > Settings.

Thanks James.

Yes - it says Infuse Pro 7.2 (3859)

Do these videos have multiple audio tracks?

Can you check to ensure a 5.1 track is selected in the Audio section of the Playback Menu (swipe down while a video is playing).

That was it! Thank you so much - it sounds incredible through these AirPod Max. Wow.

Looks like a bunch of my movies have both 2.0 and 5.1 tracks, and Infuse seems to default to 2.0. Any way I can have it default to 5.1, or do I just need to manually make sure?

Thanks again. Happy customer right here.

Hooray! :raised_hands:

It sounds like the 2.0 tracks may be tagged as ‘default’, so that is why Infuse is selecting them.

You can have Infuse ignore this tag by changing the Audio Language option in Infuse > Settings from Auto to your desired language.

Great. Thanks again!

Thank you, I was just gonna ask about this. I don’t mind waiting, but I’m wondering from your comment, is it for sure feasible for spatial audio w/ Atmos to be implemented in the future (i.e. tvOS 15 technically allows it), or do you just not know yet if it could be implemented in Infuse and will look into it?

This ^ Any idea how long before it’s implemented?
It’s good that we now don’t have to convert to VC1/mp4 but this was what I was really hoping for. I’ll continue to use the ‘computers app’ to get Atmos

Thank you so much James!! I tested it last night with a couple files and formats and it all worked beautifully :partying_face: No more remuxing & re-encoding audio to make it work. Now it just works™ :partying_face:


As someone with shared walls that can’t always take advantage of my surround system, I can’t overstate how huge this feature is for me. I don’t feel like I’m missing too much of the experience now when I have to switch to headphones at night. I look forward to seeing if there is a touch of improvement left for lossy Atmos audio that would match what you get with Netflix and TV+. Thank you @james for your quick implementation of spatial audio!


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Any word on Atmos compatibility? Or not happening… :slightly_frowning_face:

Any updates into that?

Been using spatial audio for a while with Infuse. Apple seems to have different “virtual rooms” available. Infuse use makes it sound much more home theater like. YouTube’s version has much less reverb and you don’t get the out of head experience as well. Same with Plex on old player. Anyone else feel that?

Looking forward to the Atmos compatability. Going to be a dream sitting 1m from a 77" OLED and have a virual IMAX in your home with an accoustically transparent center channel!