“Just tried this app and your Subwoofer Check told me my fuse blew in my sub!” —Dave Hamilton, MacObserver.com
Also makes a great spatial audio test for AirPods Pro!
Surround Speaker Check is a fun and entertaining utility to help you set up and enjoy your surround sound audio system! Also works as great spatial audio test content for spatial audio on AirPods Pro!
With Surround Speaker Check, you can:
• Verify your system is properly decoding Dolby Digital surround sound audio (used for iTunes & Apple TV HD movies)
• Confirm your speakers are properly configured
• Hear and evaluate your surround sound speakers in isolation
• Test your subwoofer with Subwoofer Check track
• Compatible with spatial audio on AirPods Pro
• Experience Apple's head tracking feature for spatial audio with the Center Speaker Check track
Uses specially produced surround sound music tracks with on-screen visual graphics - no annoying blasts of white noise!
Designed by guitarist and surround recording artist Jeff Perrin as a means to confirm the integrity of various surround systems while producing surround sound music tracks.
NOTE: Playback of Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound content requires an Apple TV connected to a Dolby Digital compatible home theater system with front and rear speakers. (For best compatibility with tvOS 14, Audio Format should be left on the default "Auto" setting.) May be compatible with select smart TVs using AirPlay. Spatial audio support requires AirPods Pro with compatible iOS device.
Updated in-app documentation for spatial audio support, compatibility with tvOS 14.
Ratings and Reviews
It’s great that this app works as a companion to the AppleTV app / but wish it worked to help calibrate. It would be great if the AppleTV played a sound that the iOS app heard, and I could tune the settings on my sound bar to calibrate it to my room setup. I’d pay money for that feature, I have a Vizio Atmos sound bar and they have no tools to know if I’m runner accurately. Each persons room is different - this could be a nice extension of this app.
Not sure how to use this.
I love the idea that I can test my speaker for the correct surround sound. I just purchased the Apple TV 4K and wanted to be sure that the speakers were placed correctly. During the 5 speaker test all the speaker images were blue and the sound from each speaker was great. I spent the additional $.99 to get the center speaker test. This is the test that is confusing to me. There are three parts to this test. When I do the second part, which is the dialogue, the center speaker as well as the left and right speakers are red during that part of the test. There is a mention of phantom speakers. My confusion is that I do not know what a red speaker image means and what to do about it. And there is no manual or explanation.
So bottom line is that I really like being able to do this test. But there is no explanation as to what it means what to do if the speaker image is red. That is the only reason I gave it a four star.
Developer Response ,
Hello happydays58230! In the second Center Speaker test, the red color doesn’t necessarily mean anything is wrong, and actually indicates which speaker where you should hear the spoken dialogue coming from. I used a red speaker image in this particular test as the other speaker images are already colored blue to indicate that non-dialogue background noise is present in those speakers. So if you’re hearing the dialogue come out your center speaker when the center speaker image is colored red, then you’re all good! (In hindsight, maybe I should have had the surround speakers a different color and kept the active test speaker color blue...)
Thanks for your feedback. Much appreciated!
Wasn’t sure at first, now I’m positive!
Was looking everywhere for a test surround source and found this one. Downloaded from my iPhone and then activated the iPhone mirror function to my Apple TV and it worked perfectly! I really like the entertaining music riffs as opposed to sound signals to confirm the sound channels. Downloaded and purchased the sound ear candy app next, to my Apple TV after listening to a few samples. Turned out that purchase was well worth the investment! LOVE the surround sound arranged tracks! I would say “Rain” is my fav for a very relaxing ambiance and the pic goes great to enhance the ambient mood in the room, but they’re all pretty great! Already looking forward to the new tracks I hope are coming soon!
Developer Response ,
Thanks so much for your kinds words and thoughtful review! You've made my day! :-)
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- Jeff Perrin Music, LLC
- 156.5 MB
- Requires iOS 9.3 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 9.3 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 9.3 or later.
- Apple TV
- Requires tvOS 12.0 or later.
- Age Rating
- © 2015 Jeff Perrin Music, LLC
- In-App Purchases
- Subwoofer Check $0.99
- Center Speaker Check $0.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.