Disney+ Hotstar becomes the first OTT platform in India to deliver a differentiated headphone experience in Dolby Atmos

Disney+ Hotstar and Dolby Laboratories bring Dolby Atmos immersive audio for its users on the Disney+ Hotstar app. The streaming platform earlier launched Dolby Vision support, and has now added Dolby Atmos playback to compatible TVs, AVRs, soundbars, Android smartphones and iOS devices. Dolby Atmos goes beyond ordinary listening by offering a multidimensional, spatial sound experience that will immerse you more than ever in your favorite movies, shows, and more on Disney+ Hotstar.

Since the launch of Dolby Vision in July 2020, the crisp details and deep contrast of Dolby Vision HDR enabled the users of Disney+ Hotstar to catch every emotion flickering across a character’s face in a dark night shot. Now with the multidimensional, spatial sound experience of Dolby Atmos, Disney+ Hotstar puts its users in the middle of the action with stories coming alive all around them.

Commenting on the development, Sidd Mantri, Head of Product – Developing Markets, Disney Streaming, said, “We have collaborated with Dolby on numerous occasions, to bring the latest in technology and innovation on the platform. Disney+ Hotstar users have already enjoyed millions of hours of content in Dolby Vision. We are delighted to add Dolby Atmos spatial audio to further amplify the best-in-class entertainment experience on Disney+ Hotstar. What excites us most, is the differentiated headphone experience we have now delivered to Dolby Atmos-enabled devices (including mobile) for a truly superlative experience on-the-go. We look forward to collaborating with Dolby and continue pushing the boundaries to deliver cutting edge innovation to our users.”

Ashim Mathur, Senior Regional Director, Japan & Emerging Markets, Dolby Laboratories, said, “At Dolby, our singular focus is to deliver immersive audio-visual experiences to our customers. 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.”

This feature is available to all of the platform’s users. Some of the popular Disney+ Hotstar titles now streaming in Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos include Home Shanti, Rudra: The Edge of Darkness, November Story, Human, Grahan, The Great Indian Murder, Aarya, Shoorveer, Masoom, Ghar Waapsi, Out of Love, Special Ops 1.5, Vikram, Kaathuvaakula Rendu Kaadhal and A Thursday. Additionally, new titles from Hotstar Specials and Multiplex will also have Dolby Atmos.

Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos on Disney+ Hotstar are designed to automatically adapt to one’s compatible device to give them a premium entertainment experience, no matter what they’re watching. The user can easily locate content in Dolby on the Disney+ Hotstar app by looking for the ‘Dolby badge’ on the title listing page.

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