DISNEY+ HOTSTAR BECOMES THE FIRST OTT PLATFORM IN INDIA TO DELIVER A DIFFERENTIATED HEADPHONE EXPERIENCE IN DOLBY ATMOS
Disney+ Hotstar and Dolby Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: DLB) bring Dolby Atmos® immersive audio for its users on the Disney+ Hotstar app. The streaming platform earlier launched Dolby Vision® support, and has now added Dolby Atmos playback to compatible TVs, AVRs, soundbars, Android smartphones and iOS devices. Dolby Atmos goes beyond ordinary listening by offering a multidimensional, spatial sound experience that will immerse you more than ever in your favorite movies, shows, and more on Disney+ Hotstar.
Since the launch of Dolby Vision in July 2020, the crisp details and deep contrast of Dolby Vision HDR enabled the users of Disney+ Hotstar to catch every emotion flickering across a character’s face in a dark night shot. Now with the multidimensional, spatial sound experience of Dolby Atmos, Disney+ Hotstar puts its users in the middle of the action with stories coming alive all around them.
Commenting on the development, Sidd Mantri, Head of Product – Developing Markets, Disney Streaming, said, “We have collaborated with Dolby on numerous occasions, to bring the latest in technology and innovation on the platform. Disney+ Hotstar users have already enjoyed millions of hours of content in Dolby Vision. We are delighted to add Dolby Atmos spatial audio to further amplify the best-in-class entertainment experience on Disney+ Hotstar. What excites us most, is the differentiated headphone experience we have now delivered to Dolby Atmos-enabled devices (including mobile) for a truly superlative experience on-the-go. We look forward to collaborating with Dolby and continue pushing the boundaries to deliver cutting edge innovation to our users.”
“At Dolby, our singular focus is to deliver immersive audio-visual experiences to our customers. We are excited to associate with Disney+ Hotstar to bring best-in-class streaming experience with the combined Dolby Vision & now Dolby Atmos spatial audio technology, to compatible TVs, AVRs, Soundbars & Smartphones.” said, Ashim Mathur, Senior Regional Director, Japan & Emerging Markets, Dolby Laboratories.
This feature is available to all of the platform’s users. Some of the popular Disney+ Hotstar titles now streaming in Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos include Home Shanti, Rudra: The Edge of Darkness, November Story, Human, Grahan, The Great Indian Murder, Aarya, Shoorveer, Masoom, Ghar Waapsi, Out of Love, Special Ops 1.5, Vikram, Kaathuvaakula Rendu Kaadhal and A Thursday. Additionally, new titles from Hotstar Specials and Multiplex will also have Dolby Atmos.
Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos on Disney+ Hotstar are designed to automatically adapt to one’s compatible device to give them a premium entertainment experience, no matter what they’re watching. The user can easily locate content in Dolby on the Disney+ Hotstar app by looking for the ‘Dolby badge’ on the title listing page.