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YouTube TV is stepping up its streaming game by including 5.1 audio on Google TV, Android TV, and Roku gadgets. The encompass sound characteristic already existed on conventional Chromecasts and TVs made by Vizio, LG, and Samsung.

It has been a few 12 months since YouTube TV introduced its plans so as to add help for five.1 encompass sound for its streaming package deal. For a few of those that have been patiently ready for the audio improve, the brand new characteristic is rolling out this week. However, in case you are wanting the up to date audio characteristic on gadgets equivalent to Fire TV, Apple TV, PlayStation, or Xbox, you’ll have wait a bit longer.

YouTube TV made a publish asserting the addition to the brand new gadgets on its Twitter account yesterday. The tweet acknowledged, “We know you’ve been waiting, and it’s *finally* ready.” The new characteristic must be rolling out to the acknowledged gadgets this week.

In a follow-up tweet, the corporate defined that it’s nonetheless working internally with companions to get the characteristic to those that have Apple TV, Fire TV, and game consoles. If you’re a kind of, you’ll want to keep watch over the YouTube TV’s Twitter web page for updates.

In order to make the most of 5.1 audio, your setup might want to meet just a few necessities. According to Google, these embrace:
  • The YouTube TV put in in your machine (Note: the app should be working Cobalt model 20 or greater)
  • A appropriate TV machine
    –Samsung + LG + Vizio gadgets with Cobalt 20 or above
    –Traditional Chromecasts
    –Android TV
    –Google TV
    –Roku TV
  • A appropriate speaker system.
  • Programs which help 5.1 audio.

If you’re uncertain of which Cobalt model your machine is working, you possibly can test it by opening the YouTube TV app utilizing your streaming machine > Go to your profile photograph > About > App Version > Check the model quantity in parenthesis after “Cobalt”.

As lengthy as your setup is appropriate and this system you’re watching is out there with 5.1 audio, it ought to activate robotically, in accordance with a YouTube TV help web page.

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