Thanks to a new option “Spatialize Stereo”, iOS 15 can now simulate spatial audio for content not available in Dolby Atmos. The same goes for macOS Monterey.
Some movies and TV shows from apps like Apple TV + and Disney + are already compatible with Spatial Audio since they have content available in Dolby Atmos, but the same immersive experience doesn’t work with regular videos, at least until now.
With the new option “Spatialize Stereo” We can listen to virtually any song or video with Space Audio using AirPods Pro or AirPods Max. This, of course, won’t bring the three-dimensional sound experience offered by Dolby content, but tries to simulate audio coming from different directions as we move our heads with the AirPods on.
To enable this new feature in iOS 15 and iPadOS 15, simply connect your AirPods Pro or AirPods Max and start playing any content. Then just open the Control Center, hold down the volume slider and activate the new option. This feature is also available in macOS Monterey. The only downside is that this mode doesn’t seem to work with apps that have their own player, like YouTube.
iOS 15 is now available as a developer beta, while the public beta will be available in July.