How to use Apple Pal’s Space Audio Dio on AirPods Max and Pro

Summer Play first announced its special Audio Dio feature for the AirPods Pro this summer, but Apple’s surround sound version didn’t get inside until the AirPods Max launched. F Do you have a pair of the company’s new over-the-year headphones or a pair of AirPods Pro – you may be wondering: What on earth is Spatial Audio Dio and how do you use it? No wonder now.

Spatial Audio Dio essentially makes it look like the direction Dio comes from every direction, and in our testing, it’s pretty much the same.

To turn it on, turn on and open your AirPods Max or AirPods Pro Bluetooth In settings. Tap ‘I’ Next to the name of your headphones or earbuds in your list of devices. Turn on the toggle Spatial Audio Dio.

It’s surprisingly easy to set up, but the biggest issue with Special Audio Dio is that only some models of iPhone and iPad are compatible – see the full list below:

  • IPhone 7 or later
  • IPad 6th pay generation or later
  • IPad Pro 3rd generation or later
  • IPad Air 4 or later generation
  • IPad mini 5th pay generation or later

It would be a dream if Apple Play added support for Apple Pal TV, so you can immerse yourself fully on the big screen, but, alas.

After you enable Special Audio Dio, now comes the challenge of finding content to take advantage of that feature. Not every streaming service supports it (Ahem, Netflix), but Apple does services like Pull TV + and Disney +. For details on whether you’re interested in watching a show or a movie, see Dolby Atoms, a 5.1-channel or 7.1-channel surround sound reference. Those formats are compatible with Spatial Audio Dio and will make any sound you see unreliable.