Hi, first time posting here. I have an Apple TV connected through HDMI to my 5.1 Denon receiver, mainly to stream movies and series.Got it. I figured I would be the last person to go with streaming but a friend of my sons helped me with some home networking stuff. When he was here and saw my surround setup he challenged me to try Apple Music and an Apple TV for ATMOS.
He made it easy by buying me an APPLE TV saying he’d be back in 30 days at which point I could either give him the Apple TV back, or pay him for it. I love it. Did I throw out my physical media? No. Do I listen to it very often? Only once in a while. Have I been able to listen to huge amounts of new to me surround music. Absolutely!
I also have a Tidal account that I use in my phone to stream in the car and through headphones.
I found out that a new Grateful Dead American Beauty ATMOS mix done by Steven Wilson was available, so I installed the Tidal app on the Apple TV, and tried to stream the ATMOS mix, but it only plays in stereo. Is there anything I miss? Some additional configuration to be done so it can decode the surround mix? All movies from Netflix available on dolby digital or ATMOS plays accordingly without any problem. Thanks.