Apple Music publishes lossless streaming audio and spatial audio from Atmos


Apple Music has turned the switch on its previously announced live streaming and spatial audio features. From now on, if you install the latest iOS, iPadOS, and macOS updates, you will be able to stream selected tracks in both standard lossless/CD-quality and lossless HD audio (if you have an external DAC for the latter).

Apple said both features would arrive “today” during the WWDC keynote, but it took several hours after the event before customers started seeing them appear in the app. This may not be the case if you haven’t received the post yet. The update is the server side of Apple.

Know that lossless audio files take up more storage when downloading and also burn more data when streaming. you can Go into all the technical details and frequently asked questions here. Standard AAC streaming remains the default unless you change your preference to Lossless in the Music app section of iOS Settings.

Apple has stated that more than 20 million songs will be available in high quality at launch, with the entire Apple Music catalog of over 75 million lossless tracks in place by the end of 2021. Lossless audio is exclusive to Apple Music and requires a subscription; It is not available for purchase, and you cannot upgrade or get music purchased through iTunes Match.

Lossless audio is available on iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV 4K. support for HomePod and HomePod Mini will be added إضافة After a future software update.

Today is the first time that you can also experience spatial audio on Apple Music. Millions of tracks now offer immersive mixes powered by Dolby Atmos that Apple says delivers “original multi-dimensional sound and clarity.” However, there will be a much smaller selection of spatial audio tracks compared to lossless tracks, with Apple promising “thousands” of spatial audio tracks on day one and more to follow.

The company owns Set up multiple playlists To deliver the Atmos spatial sound experience in different musical genres. Other companies like Tidal and Amazon also offer these “surround sound” audio formats.

Both features are now included in a standard Apple Music subscription. More and more music services are offering lossless audio, and those that were already there, like Amazon Music HD, are giving up the extra fees they used to charge to enjoy it.


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