Disney+ Hotstar has joined Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and Apple TV+ to offer Dolby Atmos audio to users of its mobile and TV apps. Dolby Atmos offers a multidimensional spatial sound experience, best heard through headphones and earphones. Disney+ Hotstar has rolled out Dolby Atmos for titles such as Home Shanti, Rudra: The Edge of Darkness, Aarya, Gar Waapsi, and Vikram, among others, while all the new titles from Hotstar Specials and Multiplex will come with Dolby Atmos support.
The Dolby Atmos is the technology that segregates the sound of a fired bullet from the voice of the character in the movie by giving them directions and depth.
“At Dolby, our singular focus is to deliver immersive audio-visual experiences to our customers,” said Ashim Mathur, senior regional director, Japan & Emerging Markets, Dolby Laboratories. “We are excited to associate with Disney+ Hotstar to bring best-in-class streaming experience with the combined Dolby Vision & now Dolby Atmos spatial audio technology, to compatible TVs, AVRs, Soundbars & Smartphones,” he added.
“We are delighted to add Dolby Atmos spatial audio to further amplify the best-in-class entertainment experience on Disney+ Hotstar,” Sidd Mantri, Head of Product – Developing Markets, Disney Streaming, said.
With the implementation of Dolby Atmos audio on the platform, Disney+ Hotstar now offers two Dolby technologies, including Dolby Vision for better picture quality, which was rolled out back in 2020. For easy access, Disney+ Hotstar will line up Dolby Vision and Atmos content on the title listing page with the Dolby badge. It is also the latest salvo that will help Disney+ Hotstar take on its rivals Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and Apple TV+ that have had both Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos for quite some time.
Here is the list of all shows on Disney+ Hotstar that support both Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos:
- Home Shanti
- Rudra: The Edge of Darkness
- November Story
- The Great Indian Murder
- Ghar Waapsi
- Out of Love
- Special Ops 1.5
- Kaathuvaakula Rendu Kaadhal
- A Thursday