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Netflix now streams studio-quality audio on Android devices

1 month ago   |   By WMPoweruser

If you want to enjoy the best audio experience on Netflix mobile app, you need an Android-based smartphone. Netflix recently announced that it now streams Extended HE-AAC with MPEG-D DRC to compatible Android smartphones. This new codec improves intelligibility in noisy environments, adapt to variable cellular connections, and scale to...
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Netflix update makes your Android phone's crappy speakers sound better

Netflix update makes your Android phone's crappy speakers sound better

1 month ago   |   By The Verge

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge
Netflix has detailed an upgrade to its Android app which should reduce buffering and make audio sound better and easier to hear over background noise. It's been made possible thanks to the adoption of the xHE-AAC codec, which a Netflix blog post says should “improve intelligibility in noisy environments, adapt to variable cellular connections, and scale to studio-quality.” Netflix's use of the codec was announced earlier this month , and is available on devices running Android 9 and above.
xHE-AAC uses metadata to solve a few different audio problems...
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Netflix Offers 'Studio-Quality' Sound Upgrade For Android

Netflix Offers 'Studio-Quality' Sound Upgrade For Android

1 month ago   |   By Android Headlines

Netflix is arguably the numero-uno when it comes to online video and movie streaming category. Now, it has taken its game to the next level by delivering a 'studio-quality' sound upgrade for Android users.
Notably, Netflix provides some of the best video quality content. In the audio department as well, Netflix offers eligible content in Dolby ATMOS and 5.1 channel surround sound. But you require a compatible device in order to really experience such advanced audio technology.
Taking another step in this direction, this time for Android viewers, Netflix will now stream Extended HE-AAC with...
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