Spatial audio will give an immersive cinematic sound experience from movie and music streaming without the need of surround sound speakers. Static and head tracking Spatial audio feature is now available on Google Pixel phones, and once it is enabled, you will experience sound coming from all around you when using a headphone or earbuds. Here is how to turn on the Spatial Audio on your Pixel phone.

Spatial audio enhances stereo audio on your phone to bring an experience of surround sound without the requirement for surround sound speakers. You can hear the audio coming from your back, front, or all around you from your headphone or earbuds when streaming movies and music from supported services.


Spatial audio with head tracking is only available on the Pixel 6 and Pixel 7 series phones with Pixel Buds Pro. However, with January 2023 update for Android 13, the static Spatial audio feature is available on the Pixel 4, Pixel 5, Pixel 6, and Pixel 7 series phones with wired headphone.

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How to Turn on Spatial Audio on Google Pixel Phone?

1. First, update your Pixel phone to the latest version by going to Settings > System > System update.

2. Next, open the Settings app and tap on the Sound & Vibration option.

3. On the Sound & Vibration settings page, tap on Spatial Audio and turn on the Wired headphones option.

4. To enable Spatial Audio for Bluetooth/wireless devices, tap the Connect device settings option.

5. On the next page, tap the cog icon next to your connected device and turn on Spatial audio.

Enable Spatial Audio on Google Pixel phone

You can also turn on the Head Tracking feature from the Connect device settings page if you own a Pixel Buds Pro. But it requires Pixel 6 and Pixel 7 series devices and the latest firmware update.

That is all how to enable Spatial Audion on your Google Pixel phone. You need to use content marked as Dolby audio or 5.1 for Spatial audio.

You can experience immersive sound on streaming services, such as Netflix, Hulu, Disney Plus, Amazon Prime Video, HBO Max, Google TV, YouTube TV, Paramount Plus, Peacock, Sling TV, Apple Music, Amazon Music, and Tidal using your Pixel phone. More services will be available soon.

Note: The article was first published in May 2023 and updated in September 2023 with few changes.

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