5.1 surround sound is now available on YouTube TV for Google TV, Android TV, and Roku devices.

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This week, YouTube TV is making 5.1 surround sound available on Google TV, Android TV, and Roku devices. 5.1 surround sound was previously only accessible on Samsung, LG, and Vizio devices running Cobalt version 20 or above. You'll need a compatible smartphone with the YouTube TV app installed, as well as a suitable speaker system, to enjoy 5.1 audio.

"We know you've been looking forward to it, and it's finally here. "5.1 Audio is coming to Google TV, Android TV, and Roku devices this week," YouTube TV said in a tweet.

As long as your device and setup satisfy the requirements, YouTube says you'll get 5.1 audio automatically whenever it's available for the material you're watching. If you're not sure whether the 5.1 audio is working, open the "Stats for geeks" window and check. If the programme you're watching supports 5.1 audio, AC-3/EAC-3 will be mentioned in the Codecs section.

YouTube said in a tweet that it's still working internally and with partners to get 5.1 audio on Apple TV, Fire TV, and gaming consoles and that it'll notify users when it's ready.

Today's announcement coincides with the addition of two Spanish-language choices on YouTube TV: the Spanish Plan and the Spanish Plus add-on. Picture-in-picture capability was been introduced to the service for iOS devices running iOS 15 or above. While multitasking on their smartphone, users can watch videos in a tiny, floating mini-player on their home screen.

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