5.1 Dolby Digital with Sonos Beam + Chromecast + Netflix

  • 3 October 2018
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Has anyone been able to get Netflix in 5.1 audio using the Chromecast and Beam? If so, how? I have HDMI ARC to the Beam. The TV i'm using is Dolby Digital and Dolby Digital Plus compatible.

Google Movies streams in 5.1 (for titles with 5.1) - confirmed with About systems report on Sonos app.

Tested Netflix with Stranger things (which reportedly has 5.1) and the About System reports that the audio is stereo and no option under Audio and subtitles to change to 5.1.

Thanks for anyone's help on this.

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Ive noticed the same. Plex and Google Play Movies can play dolby 5.1 through Chromecast, but I can't get Netflix to do the same. I use the TV's Netflix app as a workaround, and it carries 5.1 fine. Seems to be an issue with the Netflix mobile app.