Sonos has introduced support for Ultra HD audio and Dolby Atmos Music on Amazon Music. With high-resolution audio formats entering the mainstream, the company says it is committed to helping its customers navigate this new era of listening.
Customers with an Amazon Music Unlimited subscription can access Ultra HD audio and Dolby Atmos Music content on their Sonos speakers by downloading the latest software within the Sonos app (Settings > System > System Updates > Check for Updates). Customers will also see new badges on the Now Playing screen indicating the audio experience they are hearing via Amazon Music, so they know exactly what they are listening to.
Experiencing Ultra HD Audio
With Sonos’ support of Ultra HD audio on Amazon Music, you can hear tracks in lossless audio up to 24-bit / 48kHz on Sonos speakers, as well as Dolby Atmos Music, which immerses listeners inside their favorite songs to reveal details with clarity and depth. Dolby Atmos Music is supported on Arc and Beam (Gen 2); you can find a full list of Sonos S2 products which support Ultra HD as well as country availability for Amazon Music Unlimited here.
The news follows a recent music survey from Dolby of U.S. adults that showed nearly 90% of respondents who subscribe to a music streaming service think enhanced audio quality is a “must-have” feature of their subscription.
Amazon Music Unlimited subscribers have access to the highest-quality music streaming experience available and a growing catalog of spatial audio. For a limited time, customers who haven’t yet tried Amazon Music Unlimited can get three months free.
Listeners enjoying music on Sonos Radio HD and Amazon Music Unlimited can now see what audio experience they are streaming via a badge on the Now Playing screen: “HD” indicates a lossless 16-bit stereo stream, “Ultra HD” means lossless 24-bit stereo stream, and “Dolby Atmos” shows that a song is mixed and available in Dolby Atmos.