Question Apple Dolby to Onkyo AV reciever?

Aug 18, 2021
I am currently testing Apple Music for Android.
Since I have an Onkyo tx-nr686, Dolby Atmos reciever with enabled speakers, I naturally wanted to try Atmos sound on the reciever.
But using Chromecast via reciever or my NVIDIA Shield doesn't give me Atmos.

So my question is:
If I use a cable, I guess, it would have to be USB c to HDMI, would sound be recognized by the Onkyo as Dolby Atmos. Or is Dolby Atmos music different from "movie Dolby Atmos"?
Dolby Atmos needs to be supported by your Android device. You'll need to look up your device with your Android manufacturer to see if Atmos is supported and what connection(s) it's available on. You'll likely also want to check your Onkyo manual to see which inputs accept Atmos.
How to listen to Dolby Atmos on your Android device

  • You need an Android device that supports Dolby Atmos. To see if your Android device is supported, check with your device's manufacturer.
  • Update the Apple Music app to the latest version.
Turn Dolby Atmos on or off

  1. Open the Apple Music app.
  2. Tap the More button .
  3. Tap Settings.
  4. Tap Dolby Atmos to turn it on or off.