[All Platforms] Stream in multi channel 5.1 audio

With spotify now available on many receivers, home theatre systems and chromecast connected to home theatre systems it would great to have the ability to have Spotify stream the audio as multi channel audio when available. Like soundtracks etc. 

Updated on 2020-01-22

Marked as a new idea + edited title slightly.

 

Note: This is a repost of this inactive idea.

 

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Status changed to: New Idea

Updated on 2020-01-22

Marked as a new idea + edited title slightly.

 

Note: This is a repost of this inactive idea.

 

More information about how your feedback reaches Spotify via the Idea Exchange can be found here.

Regular

To put this in context

 

- Most cars sold today come with surround sound and with Apple play and android play which can take advantage of this

- receivers today have streaming over WiFI and Bluetooth and can playback surround sound

- TVs today support/pass through surround sound and can take advantage of this


and the list goes on. This is no longer a power users niche like the link that the moderator points to but an option that a majority of music lovers have access to.

 

 It would be nice for Spotify the lead the world into surround sound music. Let not Amazon music or Apple Music beat you to the punch. A golden opportunity to differentiate yourself from the commoditized world of music streaming

 

Regular

This would be huge as more and more tracks are being mixed in surround.  My onkyo receiver, nVidia shield and Amazon Fire sticks all support both Spotify and surround so  the capabilities are commonplace.

 

Please Spotify!