If you’ve ever wished your podcast audio was just a little more immersive, you’re in luck. Well, you’re in luck as long as you’re a Wondery+ subscriber. Dolby and Wondery have announced that the Amazon-owned podcast studio will be the first platform in the United States to offer shows in Dolby Atmos. From today, Blood Ties, Jacked: Rise of the New Jack Sound and Iowa Chapman and the Last Dog can be streamed with the immersive audio. Wonderful plans to offer Contrary to expectations in the “in the coming months” format.
Dolby Atmos episodes and shows are exclusive to Wondery’s Wondery+ podcast subscription. The $5 per month or $35 per year subscription gives you access to the company’s entire content catalog with no ads. Subscribers also get exclusive episodes. While Wondery is the first US-based podcast studio to offer Dolby Atmos, the immersive audio will be available in 28 countries where the service is available.
Dolby says it is “actively working” with other platforms to add more podcasts to Atmos audio. Currently, the company is partnering with Earshot in India and Anghami in the Middle East and North Africa on an initiative. So if Wondery’s catalog doesn’t appeal to you, more shows from other networks should be available in the future.
Amazon bought Wondery in late 2020, shortly after adding podcasts to Amazon Music. The podcast studio had already made a name for itself with shows like blood ties and Dying for sex† and it had launched its subscription service that offered ad-free listening. Amazon and Wondery have also lined up other perks for paying users, such as the ability to listen to Guy Raz’s How I built this a week early.
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