Sonos: support for Amazon Music Ultra HD and Dolby Atmos Music is coming

High-quality audio formats have been a cornerstone of the success of streaming platforms and are increasingly a reason for consumers to choose. For those who have chosen Sonos systems, now here is some good news. The American manufacturer has indeed added the support for Ultra HD audio from Amazon Music and Dolby Atmos Music.

Customers with an Amazon Music Unlimited subscription can access content from their Sonos speakers by downloading the latest software version in the Sonos app (Settings > System > System Updates > Check for Updates). Customers will also see new on-screen badges Read that indicate the audio quality they’re listening to through Amazon Music, so they know exactly what they’re hearing.

The news follows the addition of DTS Digital Surround support, which happened about a month ago.

Sonos App Amazon Music Ultra HD

To help users discover new ones high resolution formats, Are S The Sound Experience team curated two playlists on Amazon Music, featuring Ultra HD (24-bit) and Atmos Music.

  • Ultra HD and Dolby Atmos Music from Amazon Music: Sonos now supports Ultra HD audio from Amazon Music, allowing you to enjoy lossless audio tracks up to 24-bit/48kHz on Sonos speakers, as well as Dolby Atmos Music. Amazon Music Ultra HD audio and Dolby Atmos Music are available on Sonos in the US, Canada, UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain and Japan. Dolby Atmos Music is supported on Arc and Beam (Gen 2); you can find a full list of Sonos S2 products that support Amazon Music Ultra HD here
  • On-screen sound quality Now Playing: THE users Music listeners on Sonos Radio HD and Amazon Music Unlimited can now see the audio quality they’re streaming via a badge on the Now Playing screen.
    • HD: Indicates a lossless 16-bit stream
    • Ultra-HD: A lossless 24-bit stream
    • Dolby Atmos: A spatial audio stream mixed in Dolby Atmos

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