Dolby Atmos immersive sound added to BT Sport mobile and large screen apps
BT Sport will offer live sport with Dolby Atmos sound via its small and large screen streaming apps for the first time this weekend when Brighton take on Liverpool in the Premier League.
BT Sport Ultimate customers will be able to access the immersive sound output using compatible devices including iOS, Apple TV, Android, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV and Samsung Smart TV.
It will also be added to Chromecast, Now TV and Roku devices in the coming weeks.
Jamie Hindhaugh, chief operating officer BT Sport, said of the launch: “BT prides itself on innovation and delivering the best in technology and production to give our viewers a richer experience when watching live sport.
The addition of Dolby Atmos audio to our 4K UHD and HDR visuals on the App, provides fans with the best possible audio-visual experience of live sport when they can’t be at the game in person. The richer audio quality will add a whole new dimension to the way that fans experience sport, at home or on the move, and ensure they won’t miss a moment of the action.”
Dolby Atmos can be fully experienced on the large screen App using Dolby Atmos-enabled sound bars or sound systems, or on the small screen App via the phone speakers or by using earphones such as AirPods Pro on iOS, the broadcaster said.
Javier Foncillas, vice president of commercial partnerships at Dolby Europe added: “Dolby has worked with BT for a number of years and they have been an innovative partner ensuring that they offer sports fans the very best experience. They were the very first to offer Dolby Atmos in their live sports broadcasting globally and now they are the first to ensure that fans are able to have a truly immersive viewing experience on whichever device they are watching their favourite teams, whether it’s on a home theatre system or on their mobile phones.”
Dolby Atmos is a surround sound technology developed by Dolby Laboratories that expands on existing surround sound systems by adding height channels, allowing sounds to be interpreted as three-dimensional objects.
Atmos has been available on BT Sport’s linear output since 2017.