How do I play High Resolution Audio on my SHIELD TV?

Answer ID 4410
Updated 02/23/2017 09:47 AM

How can I play my High Resolution Audio (HRA) files on my home theater system using SHIELD TV?


SHIELD TV supports up High Resolution Audio up to 32-bit 192 kHz audio delivered via HDMI as long as the app has supports for high resolution audio.   Additionally, your audio setup must support for these formats for work properly.

The following table summarizes HRA support by popular app.

File Type

Audio
File Format

Plex

VLC

KODI

SPMC

Google
Play Music

Stereo WAV    24-bit, 88kHz 16-bit, 48kHz 16-bit, 48kHz 16-bit, 48kHz 16-bit, 48kHz 32-bit, 88kHz
24-bit, 96kHz 16-bit, 48kHz 16-bit, 48kHz 32-bit, 96kHz 32-bit, 96kHz 32-bit, 96kHz
24-bit, 176kHz

 N/A

24-bit, 192kHz 16-bit, 48kHz 16-bit, 48kHz 32-bit, 192kHz 32-bit, 192kHz 32-bit, 192kHz
        
Stereo FLAC    24-bit, 88kHz

    N/A

24-bit, 96kHz 32-bit, 96kHz 16-bit, 48kHz 32-bit, 96kHz 32-bit, 96kHz 32-bit, 96kHz 
24-bit, 176kHz 32-bit, 176kHz  16-bit, 48kHz 16-bit, 48kHz N/A 32-bit, 176kHz
24-bit, 192kHz 32-bit, 192kHz 16-bit, 48kHz 32-bit, 192kHz 32-bit, 192kHz 32-bit, 192kHz
       
 Multi-channel WAV
N Channel
44/48/96/192 kHz

6 Channel Max
48kHz

N Channel
48kHz
*6 Channel Max
48kHz

*6 Channel Max
48kHz

N Channel
48kHz

*Set Number of Channels to 7.1 to play multi-channel audio

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