If you’re a Lovefilm users who watches through a PS3 you might have been wasting your 5.1 surround system, until now. Lovefilm on PS3 now supports full Dolby Digital Plus 5.1 surround.

The new Lovefilm app for PS3 can be downloaded now to instantly upgrade your viewing and listening experience. Films and shows with the capacity to be played in Dolby Digital Plus 5.1 channel surround sound can be enjoyed automatically.

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Dolby Digital Plus isn’t just about utilising more speakers for surround sound. It also offers a more natural, lifelike quality that should enhance whatever you’re watching.

Netflix has had 5.1 surround for some time now, as has Voddler. But now that Lovefilm joins the party it’s starting to make Sky’s two-channel output a bit laughable. Here’s hoping it can catch up soon.

We've asked whether this update applies to the PS4 and will update you when Lovefilm comes back to us.