Fire TV Stick 4K is a great gadget to enhance your content viewing experience. In addition to streaming 4K content in HDR10 and Dolby Vision; You can also enjoy an immersive sound experience with Dolby Atmos surround sound. Setting up the Fire TV Stick 4K is also very simple.
But what if you can’t enjoy Dolby Atmos surround sound in your home? Not being able to enjoy the features that the Fire TV Stick 4K offers can definitely cause some frustration. In this post, We’ll show you the best fixes for Dolby Atmos not working on Fire TV Stick 4K.
1. Check if your TV supports Dolby Atmos. Check no.
Pretty obvious isn’t it, but before we can fix this problem, we need to check this first. Your Fire TV Stick 4K can stream content in Dolby Atmos sound only if your TV supports the surround sound format. You can check your TV manufacturer’s official website to confirm the same for your TV model.
2. Check if Dolby Atmos is enabled on your Android TV.
If you have Fire TV Stick 4K plugged into your Android TV, here’s how to check if Dolby Atmos is enabled.
Step 1: Go to the Settings icon on your Android TV home screen.
Step 2: Select Device Preferences from the Settings menu.
Step 3: Select the sound.
Step 4: Go to Select Formats option.
Step 5: Go to Manual under Select Formats.
Step 6: Check if Dolby Atmos is selected.
Alternatively, check out the same method here.
Step 1: Open TV settings by pressing the menu button on your remote. If your remote has a dedicated Menu button, use it.
Step 2: Select the sound.
Step 3: Check if Dolby Atmos is selected.
3. Check your internet speed.
Every streaming platform requires a certain amount of internet bandwidth to stream Dolby Atmos content. For Prime Video, 15 MBps for streaming with 4k Ultra HD and Dolby Atmos surround sound. Therefore, it is important to know whether you are getting the required speeds from your internet service provider. It is recommended to do a speed test to check if there is no. In addition, If you have a Dual Band Wi-Fi router, It is recommended to connect your TV to 5GHz band to enjoy faster internet speed.
4. Check if the streaming title supports Dolby Atmos.
If you’re using Netflix; Dolby Atmos support is only available for devices with Fire OS 7 and above. If you’re using Prime Video on your Fire TV Stick 4K; You can see the Dolby Atmos logo next to the title name. If not, check the same here.
Step 1: Open the Prime Video app and stream a title of your choice.
Step 2: Click the Options button on your Fire TV Stick remote.
Step 3: Select Sound from the list of options on the right side.
Step 4: Check if your currently selected audio language supports Dolby Atmos.
Maybe if your currently selected audio language isn’t available in Dolby Atmos. So you can change the audio language and get Dolby Atmos sound.
5. Check if your speakers support Dolby Atmos.
Your TV and speakers; If a sound bar or wireless headphones are connected, You should check if they support Dolby Atmos surround sound. You can visit the manufacturer’s site and product or support page to check for Dolby Atmos support. There are also some recommendations for affordable sound bars that support Dolby Atmos.
6. Update Fire TV OS.
If the above solutions don’t work for you; We recommend checking for Fire OS update on your Fire TV Stick 4K. You may be facing this problem due to a bug or bug in the current version of Fire OS. Here’s how to update it.
Step 1: Go to the Settings icon on the right side of the Fire TV Stick home page.
Step 2: Go to My Fire TV under Settings.
Step 3: Select About from the list of options.
Step 4: Select Check for System Update.
Step 5: If available, download and install the update.
After installing the update, Verify that the problem is resolved.
Surround yourself with Dolby Atmos.
These solutions will help you enjoy Dolby Atmos surround sound on your TV using Fire TV Stick 4K. If you’re experiencing other audio issues, you can check out our post suggesting the best fixes for Fire TV Stick audio not working.