Netflix Content Will Now Sound Much Better on Android With Extended HE-AAC Support

The new update solves the problem of a dip in volume or a nonuniform audio experience.

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Netflix is always precious about the audio quality of its streaming platform and from the starting, only the OTT platform ensures that the audio experience should be delivered premium to the end-users. Back in 2010, Netflix introduced 5.1 surrounds and the late added support of Dolby Atmos support in 2017. Now it seems that the company has come up with its next big update. According to the official blog post, Netflix has now announced the support for Extended HE-AAC with MPEG-D DRC on Android devices running on Android 9 or above. Here’s a closer look at the new feature added by Netflix.

“With its capability to improve intelligibility in noisy environments, adapt to variable cellular connections, and scale to studio-quality, xHE-AAC will be a sonic delight to members who stream on these devices,” reads the official blog post.

In simple words, there are millions of content on the OTT platform and not all of them have the same sound parameters. For example, an action movie has a completely different dynamic range and a classic movie has its sound quality. So the OTT platform will deliver more explosions in action movies and flat EQ in the classic. The new update solves the problem of a nonuniform volume or a audio experience.

According to the post, the Extended HE-AAC with MPEG-D DRC concentrates on three aspects including Loudness, Dynamic Range, and Peak Volume. With the new update, users will experience a uniform audio experience on content like all documentaries, action movies, concerts or stand-up comedy. Viewers needn’t have to adjust the EQ or the volume when they switch to different content. The company is rolling out the update to all the Android devices so keep checking for the latest update. Let us know your thoughts about the new update in the comment section.

“The lessons we have learned while deploying xHE-AAC to Android Mobile devices are not unique — we expect them to apply to other platforms that support the new codec. Netflix always strives to give the best member experience, in every listening environment. So the next time you experience The Crown, get ready to be immersed and not have to reach out to the volume control or grab your earbuds,” reads the blog post.


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