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YouTube TV 5.1 Surround Sound Limited to On

The “youtube to 5.1 surround converter” is a tool that allows users to convert their videos from YouTube TV to 5.1 surround sound.

YouTube TV is now available for all US markets with 5.1 surround sound, which makes the service more immersive than ever before but limits it to only on-screen content – no audio from external sources or Bluetooth speakers will be heard.

YouTube TV just began rolling out 5.1 Dolby surround sound support to provide customers a better hearing experience to go along with the enhanced visual experience provided by the inclusion of 4K capability. However, it seems that the 5.1 surround sound only applies to on-demand material, and it is unclear if this will alter in the near future.


Over the years, YouTube TV has put a strong emphasis on features, resulting in a service that has gradually matured into a robust live TV streaming option. The advent of the 4K Plus tier is the most recent example of this. Not only does the new tier offer 4K playback, but it also allows users to save films and enjoy them without an online connection. Despite the fact that they are prohibited on other devices while they are being downloaded. Furthermore, 4K Plus increased the number of devices that may stream at the same time, as long as the extra concurrent streams are viewed at home.

YouTube TV revealed that 5.1 Dolby audio capabilities were starting to become accessible to customers while launching the new 4K Plus add-on. Furthermore, unlike the standalone add-on, all members received 5.1 surround sound, regardless of whether they paid the extra $20 for 4K Plus. However, 5.1 Dolby surround sound is only accessible while viewing an on-demand video, thus it won’t be available for every material.


YouTube referenced movies while announcing the 5.1 surround sound rollout, but didn’t go into any additional information on the degree of support. Subscribers to YouTube TV should only anticipate 5.1 surround sound during video on-demand programs, according to this recent change, which some users on Reddit and elsewhere have already noticed. Even then, depending on the device, access to surround sound is likely to be restricted. YouTube had earlier claimed that support will begin with “certain devices,” but had not specified which ones.

It’s unclear when or if surround sound support will be added.

Although it seems that 5.1 surround sound is now restricted to on-demand media, this may change in the future. YouTube TV does not seem to be ruling out the possibility of live TV or cloud DVR material being made available in 5.1 surround sound, but it also does not appear to have any information on whether this is presently in the works.

In the interim, some subscribers may find themselves in a bind. If they’ve previously recorded a TV episode, movie, or live event, they may be obliged to view the on-demand version instead — if they want to get the most out of their listening time. The same may be said about live television in general. Some shows can be seen on-demand right after they go live, but others can’t, so members will have to wait until the live broadcast is over before they can watch YouTube TV’s video on-demand version with surround sound.

TeamYouTube is the source of this information (Twitter)

YouTube TV 5.1 Surround Sound Limited to On is a problem that has been present for a while. It has been fixed in the latest update of YouTube TV. Reference: youtube tv 5.1 chromecast.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does YouTube TV do 5.1 surround sound?

A: YouTube TV does not provide 5.1 surround sound, but they do have a Chromecast audio adapter that you can purchase to use with your headphones if you are using the app on your computer or iOS device. You can also connect any Bluetooth speakers , so long as they support up to 2.0 stereo playback through their built-in speaker drivers

How do you get 5.1 on YouTube?

A: This is a question I am not sure how you are asking it.

How do I adjust my 5.1 surround sound?

A: To adjust your 5.1 sound, you will need to go into the settings in Beat Saber PS4 and then change it from Stereo to either Surround or 5.1. Its up to you which one sounds better for you!

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