ChromeOS to soon feature Spatial Audio for an immersive listening experience

The feature is in the works and no official release date is known yet

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ChromeOS to soon feature spatial audio for an immersive listening experience

Google is reportedly working on adding Spatial Audio feature to ChromeOS allowing users to enjoy a more immersive listening experience. If you are unaware of Spatial Audio, allow us to explain a bit.

Usually many smartphones and wireless earbuds these days come with a Spatial Audio feature to offer an immersive sound experience while enjoying favorite playlist, movies, or games. Not to forget, there are a few devices out there that also support head-tracking. This allows you to enjoy truly immersive audio as you move your head.

Google could be readying Spatial Audio feature for ChromeOS

Now it seems Spatial Audio could make its way to ChromeOS. According to the latest report by 9to5Google, the company is working towards enhancing entertainment options on Chromebooks by adding Spatial Audio. The publication managed to spot a new code change which points out towards the feature. As with the new features, it is currently locked behind an option in the chrome://flag.

When an user enables it, the new toggle option for Spatial Audio appears on the Audio page of the Settings app in Chromebook. Users can enable or disable the Spartial Audio feature using the same toggle in Chromebooks powered by ChromeOS. This means Chromebook users will be able to enjoy the Spatial Audio feature in compatible earbuds down the line.

Worth noting that the Spatial Audio feature in ChromeOS is work in progress and is far from being ready. 9to5Google further adds that the feature isn’t even available in the latest ChromeOS Canary channel. However, the publication managed to showcase the toggle on where and how it would look via an screenshot which it calls an altered mockup . You can check it out below.

Spatial Audio feature in ChromeOS
Image source: 9to5Google

As we write, there’s no exact information on how Spatial Audio would work in ChromeOS. However, one can imagine how the feature would work based on what how it works on Android devices. It is possible that Spatial Audio on ChromeOS could work with Bluetooth as well as wired earphones offering immersive audio.

All that said, the official rollout date for the Spatial Audio feature in ChromeOS is unknown as we write. However, the feature could land in Chromebooks later this year.

Would you love to have Spatial Audio feature in Chromebook? Please share your thoughts in the comments below.

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