Netflix has announced that it will be offering Dolby Surround sound on its upcoming PlayStation 3 app.
According to a press release published by the company, TV shows and movies streamed over the internet using the native PS3 app will be able to enjoy 5.1-channel surround sound.
The Sony PS3 will be the first entertainment device to support Dolby Surround sound on the Netflix app.
Greg Peters, Netflix vice president of product development, said in a statement: “Netflix required an audio solution that could efficiently deliver an outstanding surround sound experience for a wide range of consumer devices. Dolby Digital Plus proved to be the best solution to meet our needs and the needs of our device partners.”
Another new important feature coming to the native Netflix app for the PS3 is that users will not need a Blu-Ray disc to access the service on the games console. The user interface of the application has also been improved.