You can now enable PS5 3D audio for your TV speakers, as Sony added 3D audio support for TV speakers on the PS5 and PS5 Digital Edition in 2021. Previously, 3D audio was only available to headset users, but now you can try out the audio technology spatial from Sony through the TV’s built-in speakers.
The proprietary 3D audio format, which is Sony’s answer to Dolby Atmos, provides a “three-dimensional” audio experience by improving the sound that comes through the TV. Improve the sound in your room, PS5 uses the DualSense controller’s built-in microphone to measure the sound of your room to provide the best 3D audio setup.
How to enable PS5 3D sound for TV speakers
You’ll need to manually enable 3D audio for the TV speakers on the PS5, unlike 3D audio for headphones, it’s not turned on by default. To do so, head to Settings > Sound > Audio Output.
You should see a section called “TV” with three options: “Enable 3D Audio for TV Speakers,” “Apply Measurement Results to 3D Audio,” and “Measure Room Acoustics for 3D Audio.” You’ll want to start by making sure that the toggle for “Enable 3D sound for TV speakers” is enabled. Simply press the X button on your DualSense controller to turn it on.
Room acoustics measurement for 3D sound
If you want to get the best possible 3D sound experience when using your TV speakers, we recommend measuring the acoustics of your room. Click on “Measure Room Acoustics for 3D Audio” and this screen will appear.
It is important to note that you will need to ensure that your DualSense controller has the latest software update installed before you begin this process. If your console is already up to date, press “Next” and continue to follow the instructions on the screen.
You’ll want to make sure that your room stays as quiet as possible during the calibration process, that your TV speakers are set to the volume you normally play at, and that you hold the DualSense controller at face level. When you’re ready, hit “Next” and the TV speakers will emit some audio signals that will be picked up by the DualSense controller’s microphone.
Once the calibration is complete, make sure the “Apply measurement results to 3D audio” toggle is selected.
our end! You have now enabled PS5 3D audio for your TV speakers, allowing you to enjoy 3D audio when outputting audio from your TV. If things don’t look quite right, or the calibration process is interrupted, you can always re-take your room measurements again until it feels right to you.