Sony has released firmware updates for three of its best TV sound systems: the SonyHT-A9 wireless home theater system, and the Sony HT-A5000 and SonyHT-A7000 soundbars. This update provides significant improvements that enhance the home entertainment experience, particularly for gaming (VRR and ALLM) and music streaming.
What new features does the Sony update bring?
VRR (variable refresh rate) and ALLM (automatic low-latency mode)
Video game enthusiasts will be delighted to learn that these updates add support for VRR (Variable Refresh Rate) and ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode) transmission to these Sony home theater systems. This means a smoother gaming experience thanks to reduced latency for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series consoles connected to the home theater’s HDMI terminals.
Improved connectivity for Amazon Music and Chromecast built-in
Music lovers will enjoy an enhanced experience thanks to improved connectivity with Amazon Music and Chromecast built-in. They can stream their favorite tunes in high quality and with ease, transforming their Sony home theater devices into a wireless hi-fi system.
Solving other minor problems
Sony is constantly striving to improve its equipment, and this update also corrects various minor problems for an even more practical day-to-day user experience.
Find out more about Sony home theater systems
The revolutionary Sony HT-A9 wireless home theater system offers a 360-degree Dolby Atmos and DTS:X sound experience, with just four speakers. Thanks to 360 Spatial Sound Mapping technology, this Sony system can create up to twelve virtual speakers, offering incomparable sound immersion. During our review, the Sony HT-A9 wireless home theater system blew us away!
This mid-range soundbar delivers 5.1.2-channel Dolby Atmos and DTS:X soundtracks. It puts you right at the heart of the action in movies and video games, for even greater immersion. With AirPlay 2, Spotify Connect and Google Chromecast compatibility, it also offers a variety of connected features to expand your entertainment options. All this from a single unit under the TV, complemented by an energetic subwoofer.
The Sony HT-A7000 high-end soundbar creates a truly immersive sound bubble around the viewers. Thanks to its 7.1.2-channel support for Dolby Atmos and DTS:X, video games and films achieve an unrivalled level of realism. With Spotify Connect, Google Chromecast and AirPlay 2 compatibility, it offers a host of connected features for the ultimate entertainment experience.
With this firmware update, Sony significantly improves the user experience for all owners of a Sony home theater system. PS5 and Xbox Series X gamers will benefit from smoother gameplay on their consoles. Music-streaming fans will benefit from enhanced audio performance thanks to optimized connectivity.
Don’t forget to update your system to take full advantage of these new features! To do so, go to the support section of the official Sony website.