Google has rolled out YouTube TV 5.1 audio support to a number of devices earlier this month, but Amazon’s Fire sub-brand was not mentioned by the Mountain View company. However, Google did say at the time that it was working on 5.1 audio on Apple TV, Fire TV, and game consoles.
Today, Amazon has confirmed that its Fire TV devices fully support YouTube TV’s 5.1 audio feature. That said, if you own a Fire TV Stick 4K Max, Fire TV Stick, or Fire TV Stick Lite, you can now enjoy high-quality 5.1 surround sound while watching. YouTube TV.
Obviously, even with an Amazon Fire TV device, you won’t get 5.1 surround audio if the show you’re watching doesn’t support the feature. To check whether or not the program has surround sound, take a look at the audio details in Statistics for Nerds:
- Open the YouTube TV app on your TV and play a video.
- Go to the player controls and then select More (three dots).
- Select the bug icon.
- Nerd stats are displayed at the top of the video while the video is playing.
If the program supports 5.1 audio, AC-3/EAC-3 should be listed in the Codecs section.