I have been advocating for 2 years since I bought my 2018 6-series 65" TCL/ROKU TV, it came preloaded with the dolby app, it passes Atmos just fine for Disney+ and Vudu Movies App.
Ive emailed Dolby, TCL, Roku, spoke with Netflix's teir 1 tech support for 2 hrs taking pics of my operating system etc. After 2 weeks they emailed me back and said my device was incompatible with the Atmos format.....😔 🤦♂️... What!!!
Emailed Dolby, they pointed the finger at Netflix.
Then Netflix pointed the finger at the manufacturer stating that they leave the option up to the manufacturers to choose what format options are selected for their apps.
Emailed and called Roku, that was a nightmare as I spoke with someone from a call center overseas in the Phillipines, they didn't understand what I was asking about.
And just 2 days ago I commented on Dolby's latest YouTube video about enjoying atmos in Netflix, they referred me to their tech support page, I emailed them again, sent the same pics, power cycle.... Etc. I told them, my TV is capable of passing Atmos signals, the app need to be updated with atmos enabled!
Roku actually has Atmos up and running for Netflix with the 2019 MINI-LED TV, the 8-series. You can see the "Atmos" format tag on the Netflix app during The YouTube review of the TV by Digital Trends.
I saw that and I was immediately appalled and in shock because of my 2 years of effort to get someone to update the **bleep** app.
This is insanely, unnecessarily maddening!
I TRULY don't know what's going on here.
Before it's asked, I have a Netflix premium subscription since 2017, it's set to "High", I have 400mb/sec internet, I have a Vizio Atmos soundbar connected via HDMI, my TV audio setting is set to Auto detect, the programming I check regularly after Netflix app updates is the Netflix movie "Bright" starring Will Smith, it's an Atmos formatted movie, it only shows "5.1", Dolby Vision shows, just not Atmos.
I deleted Netflix, re started my TV via the setting option, redownloaded Netflix, checked the movie "Bright" still only "5.1"
Again, Atmos works for Disney+ and the Vudu movies app.
This isn't rocket science it would seem, why hasn't this been addressed?
I just want to enjoy what I paid for in all of its glory/potential.
Roku TV - 7121X TCL model - 65r615 Serial number - YS00VF320951 Software Version - 9.2.0 Build - 4504-30
Netflix App - Version 4.2 Build 81179053
Soundbar:Vizio (Atmos soundbar) SB46514-F6
Here's a pic from a YouTube review of the TCL/ROKU 8-SERIES (Q825) released in late 2020, the TV has "mini-led" technology.
Now, when oh when can we all get ATMOS enabled for our versions of Netflix???
I have a 2018 tcl/Roku TV, the 6 - series (65r615) I'm still waiting for Atmos to be enabled in my build of the Netflix app.
I am very interested in this. I have a 2019 6 series and 8 series. My 8 series is plugged into my non-Atmos receiver and therefore all movies say 5.1 in netflix. If I unplug the hdmi going to the receiver it says ATMOS (for titles that support it) even though of course there would be no atmos sound with the built in speakers. I assumed (seems incorrectly) that if I had plugged the tv into a receiver that DID support atmos that the atmos would reappear and I'd be able to enjoy it.
@StormTrooper do you see atmos logo for those movies that support it if you unplug the HDMI?
I spoke with Netflix about this via chat and here is the conversation. They say that if you see ATMOS logo, it absolutely should be playing ATMOS tracks if you have an ATMOS receiver and appropriate connections.
Some Netflix movies show as supporting dolby atmos sound on the netflix app on my TCL Roku TV. I've heard that atmos isn't supported on Netflix on all devices. If I see the atmos logo, does that mean that if I buy an atmos receiver that the show will play with atmos sound when connected?
Thank you for contacting Netflix. I got your message above and can help you with that. Yes as long as the device supports ATMOS and the title has the logo it will play on ATMOS.
I've heard that atmos for netflix isn't supported on some devices. If that is true, then we would not see atmos logo on the movie, correct?
If your plan support atmos the logo will appear at your screen.
Can we get your account email so we can check what your current streaming plan?
I do have the plan
Right now, my receiver only supports 5.1 (I don't have an atmos receiver), so all the titles say 5.1 instead of atmos. But when I disconnect the receiver from my Roku TV, then it shows atmos logo for those movies that support it. Is this to be expected?
As we have checked your account plan is on Premium and if your Roku device supports atmos it will play in atmos.
Does Roku Premiere support Atmos? I bought Premiere on Amazon where it did mention that Atmos can be passed through. However, this appears to not be correct. Is Atmos only supported on Roku Ultra on Netflix?