YouTube TV on the Apple TV has been updated with 5.1 audio support, YouTube announced today. Updated audio works with compatible live, DVR, and video-on-demand content watched on YouTube TV.


5.1 audio offers surround sound and carries brands such as Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic, THX and DTS.

YouTube says content that supports 5.1 surround sound will automatically play in that format when using the YouTube app on a compatible device, which now includes ‌Apple TV‌. YouTube TV users can check if the content supports 5.1 audio by playing a video, selecting the More option, choosing the bug, and checking the stats for nerds.

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