With its 360 by Deezer application, Deezer has decided to adopt Sony’s 360 Reality audio format rather than Dolby Atmos. This format delivers surround sound not only on headphones, but also on Chromecast compatible speakers like, for example, Sony’s 360-compatible SRS-RA5000 and RA3000 models. Now Deezer has announced that it is supporting both of these models with its new casting feature.
If you are subscribed to Deezer’s premium HiFi level and own the Sony RA5000 or RA3000, all you need to do is get the latest 360 by Deezer app, choose a track and select the “cast” button in the upper right corner. . Although this is only a single speaker, here you will be presenting different parts of the song as different independent “sound objects”, Deezer said, with vocals and instruments “placed in positions. in a virtual auditorium to create a truly immersive experience for the listener “.
Deezer initially launched the app in 2019 with 1,000 tracks, and said the library is growing with new albums from David Bowie, Doja Cat and Alicia Keyes. You can now find dedicated 360 editorial playlists on the app’s recommendation page, including Deezer’s “360 Sessions” playlist with live performances by Dua Lipa, Anne-Marie, Circa Waves and more.
Sony’s 360 Reality Audio was already available on the RA5000 and RA3000 speakers via Chromecast on Amazon Music and Tidal. Now that it’s also on Deezer, Sony has a pretty solid foundation of streaming services using its surround sound technology.