Sonos Arc with Apple Tv and older Tv for Atmos

  • 24 November 2022
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2015 Sony Bravia 4K tv. Has ARC but not eARC. Latest generation Apple TV 4K only does 2 channel audio to my Sonos Arc. Any way to get 5.1 multichannel Dolby 5.1? I know Atmos is not possible without eARC. I read somewhere that I need to pass through HDMI input on my TV, but my Tv does not allow me to do that. Thanks!


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Atmos is available on ARC using Dolby Digital Plus. You should be setting your AppleTV’s audio setting to that, rather than ‘Auto’. 

Thanks! That’s what I did on Apple TV audio settings (switched Audio Format —> Change Format: On —> New Format: Dolby Digital 5.1). I now getting Dolby Digital 5.1 on my Sonos Arc (now playing screen). I don’t see any Atmos on any of the apps I checked, but that’s OK. Getting surround sound 5.1 on my Sonos Arc is all I was looking for.

 

I appreciate your help!

Atmos is available on ARC using Dolby Digital Plus. You should be setting your AppleTV’s audio setting to that, rather than ‘Auto’. 

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