Tivo Stream 4K Audio Output issues & observations...

Discussion in 'TiVo Stream 4K' started by riz, Jul 4, 2020.

  1. riz

    riz Member

    Dec 30, 2000
    Hi all, pretty decent little $50 Android TV box but no Dolby Atmos and other Dolby Digital issues that I wanted to point out and ask when it might be fixed.

    My setup: VIZIO 36" 5.1.4 Home Theater Sound System with Dolby Atmos | SB36514-G6, Tivo Stream 4K plugged directly into the Vizio HDMI input (this HDMI input bypasses my TV's ARC and other HDMI compatibility issues for a direct connection to the Vizio and what my Vizio soundbar supports). Default Audio settings (settings image below, also tried all sorts of combos nothing worked better). Audio Output results below were confirmed by my Vizio Remote which reports current audio format being used.

    On to the Audio Output observations:
    Netflix: Dolby Digital Plus
    Disney Plus: Dolby Digital Plus
    Amazon Prime Video: Dolby Digital Plus
    Google Play Movies: Dolby Digital Plus
    HBO Max: Dolby Digital
    HuluTV: LPCM in app, "Stereo" from Soundbar via voice info reporting
    YouTube Premium: LPCM in app, "Stereo" from Soundbar via voice info reporting
    YouTube Movies (purchases from Google Play): LPCM in app, "Stereo" from Soundbar via voice info reporting
    Tidal Premium (Trial): Stereo (no Dolby Atmos option with their highest plan)

    Any thoughts on Hulu with Live TV only supporting stereo? that is a pretty big bummer for me right there. Netflix & Disney both supported Atmos on my Xbox One X (just broke sadly, Series X here I come!)

    Xbox also supported Atmos for headphones, what does Tivo Stream 4K offer for headphones, seems like nothing?

    Thanks for your input,
    Last edited: Jul 12, 2020
  2. riz

    riz Member

    Dec 30, 2000
    OP TLDR...

    Does anyone have Atmos working in Netflix or Disney+? Both reported Atmos for me with my now broken Xbox One X but neither work with my Tivo Stream 4K.

  3. brotherali

    brotherali New Member

    Nov 9, 2015
    AFAIK its not working on netflix and I would guess Disney+ as well. We're hopefully going to get an update to fix this. I recommend reading the post history of this tivo employee to get an idea of what will (hopefully be coming)

    tivopm (u/tivopm) - Reddit
  4. riz

    riz Member

    Dec 30, 2000
    New Firmware Update to V9.0.-4.1.6 and Dolby Atmos status. (settings set to Automatic detection and I tried manual selecting Dolby Atmos in Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Digital Plus & Dobly Digital as the only 3 selected and Disney+ drops to LPCM)

    Netflix now has Dolby Atmos Support!

    The rest of the apps I tested, no changes. Disney+ worked with Atmos on Xbox One X, not sure what the hold up here is, any thoughts?

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