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For just one example, the Vudu app running on a Nvidia Shield. Supports ATMOS as well. Did you honestly think that the ATV 4k was the only streaming device that supported 7.1 and above audio?
I did not ask about ATMOS and know that many do. I asked about 7.1 both Movies content and device. Vudu has 7.1 movies?

No VUDU in the UK.
 

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Are you asking if iTunes is the only way to get 7.1 out of a ATV4K, or if iTunes AND ATV4K are the only way to stream 7.1?
‘if iTunes AND ATV4K are the only way to stream 7.1?’

Not asking about Atmos.

Take the movie ‘BRIDGE OF SPIES’ as an example. How do you watch it in 7.1 without iTunes and AppleTV4k?
 

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Correct me if I am wrong, but the only way to get 7.1 Audio from Movies in a Streaming device is via [AppleTV4k + iTunes Movies].
The movie ‘BRIDG OF SPIES’ is 7.1 in iTunes and AppleTV4k correctly plays it in 7.1 or labelled 8 channels. On my Soundbar it shows 8 channels with this movie.

So if you don’t have AppleTV4k and iTunes, how would you play 7.1 via a STREAMING DEVICE AND STREAMING SERVICE?
Isn't Dolby Digital Plus supposed to handle 7.1? All new devices can do that I assume.
 

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I did the update to 12.4.1

I can now get HDR in The Boys in Amazon. Two days ago, the last time I tried, I could not. Also, I get HDR in I Love Dick in Amazon and could not before. I have tested a few others HDR shows in Amazon that previously got HDR and so far all come across in HDR.

So, so far, it looks like this patch fixed Amazon HDR. I do not have Dolby Vision, so I cannot check that. Ill get a complete list of Amazon HDR content to check about ten more titles to see if any do not deliver.
 

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‘if iTunes AND ATV4K are the only way to stream 7.1?’

Not asking about Atmos.

Take the movie ‘BRIDGE OF SPIES’ as an example. How do you watch it in 7.1 without iTunes and AppleTV4k?
I would have to look at that particular movie but as an example, both the Shield and the FireTV Stick 4k support streaming movies in 7.1. I was using ATMOS as a more stringent example. In my home theater I have, in addition to other device, 3 streamers - ATV 4k, Nvidia Shield, and a FireTV Stick 4k. I rarely use my ATV 4k to stream movies. Honestly I only bought the ATV 4k for two things, PSVue multiview for sports and NetFlix ATMOS support. For everything else I use either my Shield or my Stick.
If you are in the UK and don’t have VUDU or Movies Anywhere it may be a different story.
 

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I would have to look at that particular movie but as an example, both the Shield and the FireTV Stick 4k support streaming movies in 7.1. I was using ATMOS as a more stringent example. In my home theater I have, in addition to other device, 3 streamers - ATV 4k, Nvidia Shield, and a FireTV Stick 4k. I rarely use my ATV 4k to stream movies. Honestly I only bought the ATV 4k for two things, PSVue multiview for sports and NetFlix ATMOS support. For everything else I use either my Shield or my Stick.
If you are in the UK and don’t have VUDU or Movies Anywhere it may be a different story.
I have no doubt the devices support it, but can you watch in 7.1 audio of not?
 

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I did not ask about ATMOS and know that many do. I asked about 7.1 both Movies content and device. Vudu has 7.1 movies?

No VUDU in the UK.
I can’t think of a single streaming device or app that would stream movies in ATMOS but would not stream movies in 7.1. Which is why I said 7.1 and above and used ATMOS as a more stringent example. VUDU and most apps that allow you to stream movies have many more movies in 7.1 than ATMOS. So yes, VUDU, Movies Anywhere, and Prime all support and have movies available in Dolby Digital 7.1.
 

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Correct me if I am wrong, but the only way to get 7.1 Audio from Movies in a Streaming device is via [AppleTV4k + iTunes Movies].
The movie ‘BRIDG OF SPIES’ is 7.1 in iTunes and AppleTV4k correctly plays it in 7.1 or labelled 8 channels. On my Soundbar it shows 8 channels with this movie.

So if you don’t have AppleTV4k and iTunes, how would you play 7.1 via a STREAMING DEVICE AND STREAMING SERVICE?
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Atmos warning. Note, the patch might have done something to Atmos. You might to do "change format" twice to take it out of Atmos and back into it.

What happened: After the 12.4.1 patch, in Amazon, Jack Ryan nor Suspiria would deliver Atmos, as they did before. I checked to make sure that my audio settings were checked for Atmos. Tried both shows again messing with settings on my AVR, and still no Atmos. I then did the Apple TV's Audio "change format", resulting in Atmos no longer being available in Apple TV settings as an option and checked both titles. Both titles came in Dolby 5.1 instead of PCM. I then went back to Apple TV settings to do "change format" again to return it to how I had it and I made sure Atmos was on in the options. Then I went back to check those two. Both delivered Atmos. I am not subscribing to Netflix now, so I cannot test that.
 

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Atmos warning. Note, the patch might have done something to Atmos. You might to do "change format" twice to take it out of Atmos and back into it.

What happened: After the 12.4.1 patch, in Amazon, Jack Ryan nor Suspiria would deliver Atmos, as they did before. I checked to make sure that my audio settings were checked for Atmos. Tried both shows again messing with settings on my AVR, and still no Atmos. I then did the Apple TV's Audio "change format", resulting in Atmos no longer being available in Apple TV settings as an option and checked both titles. Both titles came in Dolby 5.1 instead of PCM. I then went back to Apple TV settings to do "change format" again to return it to how I had it and I made sure Atmos was on in the options. Then I went back to check those two. Both delivered Atmos. I am not subscribing to Netflix now, so I cannot test that.
Not sure if this helps as I am on a Beta 13 version and Jack Ryan plays fine in ATMOS.
 

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I had an interesting observation on the Amazon Prime Video HDR issue (perhaps this has already been covered):

If my ATV is set to 4K SDR w/ Range Match set to On, the Prime Video app will never switch to HDR and show a HDR version of a show.
However, if I set the ATV to 4K HDR (or 4K DolbyVision) still with Range Match set to On, then Prime Video app WILL play the HDR version of a show and correctly switch into HDR mode. This is not the case with other HDR-capable apps like Netflix, which all correctly switch into HDR mode when needed if set to 4KSDR+RangeMatch.

I typically run my ATV in 4KSDR mode, as I end up watching much more SDR content than HDR content in general, so I missed this for a long time. Midly frustrating that Prime Video won't send a video to the device if it isn't already in HDR mode, even if Range Match is enabled...
 

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I had an interesting observation on the Amazon Prime Video HDR issue (perhaps this has already been covered):

If my ATV is set to 4K SDR w/ Range Match set to On, the Prime Video app will never switch to HDR and show a HDR version of a show.
However, if I set the ATV to 4K HDR (or 4K DolbyVision) still with Range Match set to On, then Prime Video app WILL play the HDR version of a show and correctly switch into HDR mode. This is not the case with other HDR-capable apps like Netflix, which all correctly switch into HDR mode when needed if set to 4KSDR+RangeMatch.

I typically run my ATV in 4KSDR mode, as I end up watching much more SDR content than HDR content in general, so I missed this for a long time. Midly frustrating that Prime Video won't send a video to the device if it isn't already in HDR mode, even if Range Match is enabled...
Are you sure you're selecting the 4K HDR-enhanced version of the content? Amazon does this bizarre thing where they separate the 1080p and UHD versions of a particular title in separate areas of their content menu. You need to make sure it says 4K in the content title info page.
 

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Are you sure you're selecting the 4K HDR-enhanced version of the content? Amazon does this bizarre thing where they separate the 1080p and UHD versions of a particular title in separate areas of their content menu. You need to make sure it says 4K in the content title info page.
Correct. Prime does a really sorry job of handling the 1080P and 4K HDR versions of their shows. It seems to be slightly better than it was but finding 4K HDR programming there is still an adventure.
 
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Correct. Prime does a really sorry job of handling the 1080P and 4K HDR versions of their shows. It seems to be slightly better than it was but finding 4K HDR programming there is still an adventure.
Yeah, it's ridiculous and I'd love to hear the "logic" that went into making the decision to do that. Maybe Amazon doesn't want to pay royalties to the company that owns the IP on the process of lumping both versions together and letting the app/display choose the proper version. I find it hard to believe that there's not some specific reason for it.
 
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