Apple Music subscribers will get lossless and spatial audio for free next month – Ars Technica2 min read

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Apple Music on an iPhone with these brand-new audio features allowed.

Apple will also make 75 million songs offered in lossless audio using the businesss own ALAC codec, though it appears like this feature will just be available for Apple Music customers and not for music downloads from what utilized to be called the iTunes Store. Users who are running the current version of Apple Music will be able to enable lossless audio by going to Settings, then Music, then Audio Quality. Various settings can be utilized for different kinds of connections, like when music is streaming over wi-fi or cellular or when the audio file is downloaded to the regional gadget.
As for what lossless methods in terms of quality, Apple clarified with the following:
Apple Musics Lossless tier starts at CD quality, which is 16 bit at 44.1 kHz (kilohertz), and increases to 24 bit at 48 kHz and is playable natively on Apple devices. For the real audiophile, Apple Music also offers Hi-Resolution Lossless all the way approximately 24 bit at 192 kHz.
High-resolution lossless audio may not be available on all headphones and speakers though. In any case, both lossless and spatial audio will appear in iOS 14.6, iPadOS 14.6, macOS 11.4, and tvOS 14.6– all of which will strike sometime in June, Apple has validated.
And as a side note: Amazon likewise made Amazon Music HD (its lossless streaming music service) a complimentary upgrade for Amazon Music customers today. Spotify previously announced strategies to release a CD-quality, lossless tier of its streaming service.

Apple Music will play tunes in Dolby Atmos immediately when users play the music over the integrated speakers in “the newest versions” of the iPhone, iPad, and Mac, as well as through a linked Apple TELEVISION 4K or AV receiver. Tunes will also instantly utilize Atmos when played on AirPods or Beats earphones that have Apples H1 or W1 chips. Users who are running the most current version of Apple Music will be able to enable lossless audio by going to Settings, then Music, then Audio Quality.

Today, Apple revealed that its Apple Music streaming app will get 2 major brand-new audio features next month: lossless audio assistance and spatial audio with Dolby Atmos for a wide variety of supported speakers and earphones.
Apple Music will play tunes in Dolby Atmos automatically when users play the music over the built-in speakers in “the current variations” of the iPhone, iPad, and Mac, as well as through a linked Apple TELEVISION 4K or AV receiver. Tunes will also automatically use Atmos when used AirPods or Beats earphones that have Apples H1 or W1 chips. Users will be able to manually make it possible for Atmos on other earphones by tweaking the apps settings.
Spatial audio will be limited to certain songs, however Apple says “thousands of tunes” across various genres “including hip-hop, nation, Latin, pop, and classical” will support it at launch, with more to come.
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