Supported home theater audio formats

This article lists the audio formats that are supported by your Sonos home theater product. See our article on checking your Sonos home theater audio format to see which format Sonos is receiving from your TV.

All home theater products

  • Stereo PCM
  • Dolby Digital
  • DTS1

1Not available on products using the Sonos S1 Controller app

Sonos Arc, Arc SL and Beam (Gen 2) only

  • Dolby Digital Plus
  • Dolby Atmos (Dolby Digital Plus)
  • Dolby Atmos*
  • Dolby TrueHD*
  • Dolby Atmos (True HD)*
  • Multichannel PCM*
  • Dolby Multichannel PCM*

*Requires an eARC connection

Note that some devices, like Apple TV, pass Dolby Atmos and Dolby Multichannel PCM to Sonos using the Dolby MAT container. Dolby Atmos is Multichannel PCM that includes Atmos object data. Dolby Multichannel PCM does not include Atmos object data.

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