Apples HomePod will soon support Dolby Atmos with the Apple TV 4K
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Dolby Atmos will be supported by the pre-existing HomePod, but not the HomePod mini. | Photo by James Bareham / The Verge
Apples HomePod is getting a lot more useful as a home cinema speaker for Apple TV 4K owners. Apple has confirmed to The Verge that an upcoming software update will let the speaker output Dolby Atmos audio as well as 5.1 and 7.1 channel audio from Apples streaming box. The feature will work best when you have two HomePod speakers paired up, but also works with just one. The new $99 HomePod mini, though, will not support the new home cinema functionality.
Dolby Atmos support arrives as Apple is overhauling how the HomePod works with its streaming box. For starters, tvOS 14.2 beta 3 allows Apple TV 4K owners to set the HomePod as their streaming boxs default speaker output, according to 9to5Mac, meaning it shouldnt constantly force…