The recent business deal between Dolby and Vudu is likely to improve the home cinema experience for fans of streaming movies.

The tie-up will see Vudu release selected movies with Dolby's bandwidth-friendly Dolby Digital Plus 7.1 audio. The service already offers films in HD and 1080px HDX, so the improvement in the audio part of the service will most likely be welcome news for those who already make use of its service.

John Couling, vice-president of products and platforms at Dolby Laboratories, commented: “We’re thrilled to announce that the first entertainment content for an over-the-top or broadcast environment has been released in 7.1-channel surround sound, the best possible audio experience available for this type of delivery. “

He added that the collaboration with a leader in high quality movie streaming will allow consumers to enjoy the latest 7.1 films, but that there is more in the pipeline.

“We look forward to having the opportunity to work with additional content providers to deliver premium-quality 7.1 surround sound to more consumers,” he added.

People who are looking to enjoy the new high quality streaming sound might want to also consider updating their home cinema projector if they want to ensure they have some of the best quality images to compliment the soundtrack.