Audible introduces spatial-sound listening in partnership with Dolby Atmos

Members can listen through catalogue of more than 40 Audible Originals

Audiobook and podcast service Audible has collaborated with 3D spacious sound technology platform Dolby Atmos to feature a new immersive listening experience for its Originals catalogue. 

With this collaboration, more than 40 original titles from Audible, including podcasts such as the award-winning music series Maejor Frequency and comedy show Letters from Camp with actress Jamie Lee Curtis, will be available to listen to with enhanced multidimensional audio features that create a deeper listening experience. 

“Our commitment to delivering the best possible experiences to our customers – and to the creators we work with – is central to everything we do at Audible,” said Audible executive vice-president and head of US content Rachel Ghiazza. “We’re thrilled to collaborate with Dolby to deliver world-class, Dolby Atmos immersive storytelling to our members, and to give creators another powerful tool to create extraordinary audio content with Audible.”

The feature is available for Audible members through its mobile application for both IOS and Android users. All original titles available in Dolby Atmos are clearly marked with a badge on the app and will also be available to browse in the Dolby Atmos carousels and special collections. 

Dolby Atmos previously collaborated with other audio platforms such as podcast network Wondery, under Amazon Music, to feature some of its premium shows in 3D spatial audio, such as fiction podcasts Blood Ties and Iowa Chapman and The Last Dog, and music podcast Jacked

“Dolby Atmos is an innovative audio experience that is empowering creators to showcase their artistic vision at its greatest potential,” said Dolby Laboratories entertainment senior vice-president John Couling. “Sound placement can now be used as a new element to draw audiences even closer to their favourite podcasts, audio narratives and stories with Dolby Atmos.

“By partnering with Audible, we are bringing incredible immersive sound to one of the world’s leading services and catalogues for audio storytelling.”