Dolby Atmos with BT Sport Ultimate channel

Dolby Atmos for the home brings the ultimate cinema sound experience to your home theatre to create powerful, moving audio that flows around you. It improves on the current surround sound home theatre systems (Dolby 5.1), so you really feel as if you're in the middle of the action.

Our BT Sport Ultimate channel includes Dolby Atmos on all Premier League matches on BT TV boxes, bringing you great pictures with the best sound. Find out more about BT Sport Ultimate >

Now with BT Ultimate, Dolby Atmos is also available on the BT Sport App if you have a compatible device. 


What do I need to get Dolby Atmos?

  • A subscription to our BT Sport Ultimate channel
  • A 4K compatible BT YouView set top box
  • A Dolby Atmos compatible Amplifier or Soundbar (available from High Street stores or online)

You'll also need to make sure that:

  • Your BT YouView box is connected directly to your Atmos enabled amplifier or soundbar via an HDMI cable

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What are the benefits of Dolby Atmos?

Moving Audio That Flows Around You

You'll feel like you're inside the action as the sounds come alive with breath-taking realism, and move all around you in three-dimensional space.

Reproduces All the Audio Objects in the Original Cinema Mix

Reproduces up to 128 simultaneous audio objects in a mix for rich, realistic, and breath-taking sound.

Compatible Playback

Dolby Atmos discs and online content are fully compatible for playback on conventional stereo and on 5.1- and 7.1-channel systems, giving you the same outstanding experience you've always enjoyed.

A Growing Library of Content

As movie directors increasingly choose Dolby Atmos for their soundtracks, you'll find a growing library of movies and other content on Blu-ray Disc and online from premium services.


How do I set up Dolby Atmos?

Basic set up

Go to Menu > Settings > Picture and Sound. Make sure it's configured like the picture below.

Dolby Atmos set up

Dolby offer some great support on their website on getting up and running with Dolby Atmos. Go to >

Making sure it's connected to your Set Top Box and TV correctly

The Set Top Box must be connected via HDMI to the Dolby Atmos home cinema system or Dolby Atmos sound bar, which in turn is connected to the TV.

Dolby Atmos won't work via an optical S/PDIF (TOSLINK) which only supports Dolby Digital 5.1 or phono cable (stereo only).

The Dolby Atmos enabled home cinema system or Dolby Atmos enabled sound bar must support HDMI 2.0 and HDCP 2.2. Some home cinema systems/sound bars only support HDMI 2.0/HDCP 2.2 on certain HDMI inputs and some only support HDCP 2.2 on a single HDMI input which will pose problems for customers who already have a UHD Blu Ray box etc.

How to identify Atmos content?

All Premier League matches broadcast on the BT Sport Ultimate channel will include Dolby Atmos.

Other events that include Dolby Atmos will be highlighted in the Electronic Programme Guide synopsis

Onkyo Atmos enabled home cinema systems are available on the BT Shop

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