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Dolby Atmos Music arrives on Amazon Music HD

Hello,
Does anyone know if you can stream Dolby Atmos music from Amazon Music HD using the HEOS app for Denon receivers? So far, it seems you can only stream Dolby Atmos music to the new Amazon Echo Studio.


Thanks.
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Hello,
Does anyone know if you can stream Dolby Atmos music from Amazon Music HD using the HEOS app for Denon receivers? So far, it seems you can only stream Dolby Atmos music to the new Amazon Echo Studio.


Thanks.
Been wondering myself but I don't have HEOS. Try this:
To find 3D tracks in Amazon Music HD do a search for "Best of 3D Music," it is a playlist of 20 tracks that are 3D. There isn't a "3D" badge showing as the track is playing, but if you click on the "HD/UHD" badge, a screen pops up that shows you the resolution of the track and there is a "3D" notification. The 3D notification does not specify if it's an Atmos Music track or Sony's new 360 Reality Audio.

For example:
Using my Samsung S9+ with the Amazon Music app, I found Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds in UHD & 3D.
In the details, it says you need an Echo Studio to take advantage of 3D.
It's a low probability but perhaps HEOS will also play Atmos Music (3D) tracks. Of course, you need an Atmos system which I presume you have.

Give it a try with HEOS and let us know.

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I haven't tried the HEOS app on my Denon but I did try the Amazon Music HD desktop download. It plays directly from my computer to the Denon in UHD quality which is basically 24/48 to 24/192. It sounds very good but nothing better than what I already have. I can already play : Hi-RES FLAC, MCH Hi-RES FLAC, DTS, SACD's, DSD & DVD-A's through foobar to my Denon. Basically everything but Blu-ray. For Blu-Ray I use PowerDVD19 which will play UHD and Dolby ATMOS. Speaking of ATMOS I haven't found any yet on Amazon Music HD. There is no info of any titles anywhere. If somebody can find some ATMOS titles please let me know or post them. I'll keep my 90 day trial for now but unless I find and can play ATMOS i'll most likely cancel.

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Good job marketing department, using display monikers like "HD", "3D" and even "Ultra HD" to describe high resolution and surround audio is going to help inform consumers and decrease confusion. If there are surround formats I will give it a try since I am subscribed to Amazon Music (purely for use on my Echos).

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I tried that "Best of 3D" playlist on HEOS and did not get any verification of Atmos. All straight 2-channel. Is it for sure that the Atmos songs have been added?
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Came here to post the exact same thing. I only subscribed to the 3 month trial of Amazon Music HD because I was curious about Atmos Music but the ONLY device that can play it back is the Amazon Echo show. So the only device that can play Atmos is a single circular Smart speaker that in the end has to use virtualization for it's Atmos playback meanwhile I can't play it back on my 9 Speaker 5.1.4 Atmos system.

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I tried that "Best of 3D" playlist on HEOS and did not get any verification of Atmos. All straight 2-channel. Is it for sure that the Atmos songs have been added?
The answer is yes. The bad news is in the quote above.

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The answer is yes. The bad news is in the quote above.

Hopefully they'll sell their little speaker and then make it available to everyone else later. Gotta say, that's pretty disappointing.
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I did some testing with the HEOS app and Amazon Music HD. I couldn't get any of the 3D music to play back on my Denon receiver in Dolby Atmos. It only played back in stereo. Hopefully, the HEOS app will be updated sometime in the future to allow this. Unfortunately, it seems Amazon doesn't even let you stream Dolby Atmos music to the Fire Stick 4K either. If that were possible, I'd just get a Fire Stick 4K and plug it into my receiver.
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The answer is yes. The bad news is in the quote above.
Dolby Atmlos is not yet available on Amazon Music HD The 3d they refer to is Sony's
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Dolby Atmlos is not yet available on Amazon Music HD The 3d they refer to is Sony's
Dolby Atmos music is available on Amazon Music HD or at least that what it says. If you type in Dolby Atmos it will bring up the "Best Of Dolby Atmos" 20 songs highlighting music mixed in Dolby Atmos. Playing it is another story.

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I found that Atmos playlist: https://music.amazon.com/playlists/B081P49T1L

But I still only get stereo out of a Fire Stick 4k. I tried messing around with the settings. I normally get Dolby Digital+ stereo. If I switch surround sound from Best Available to Stereo, I get 5.1 PCM out. But it only plays music in the stereo channels.

I hope Atmos isn't exclusive to the Echo Studio.
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I found that Atmos playlist: https://music.amazon.com/playlists/B081P49T1L

But I still only get stereo out of a Fire Stick 4k. I tried messing around with the settings. I normally get Dolby Digital+ stereo. If I switch surround sound from Best Available to Stereo, I get 5.1 PCM out. But it only plays music in the stereo channels.

I hope Atmos isn't exclusive to the Echo Studio.
It is a matter of time it does hi-res multichannel on one of these.

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Dolby Atmos music is available on Amazon Music HD or at least that what it says. If you type in Dolby Atmos it will bring up the "Best Of Dolby Atmos" 20 songs highlighting music mixed in Dolby Atmos. Playing it is another story.
Search now does bring up Dolby Atmos songs but they still play in stereo. I want to be able to play Atmos on my home system. That is why I took the 90 day free trial. I am trying to determine whether to keep the subscription.
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Dolby says only the Echo Studio speaker supports Atmos. Unclear if that will change in the future.
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Only over the Echo Studio, but you can connect your Fire TV 4K stick to the studio!
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