KEY POINTS

  • Apple is adding support for spatial audio with Dolby Atmos
  • The tracks will stream on AirPods and Beats headphones equipped with H1 or W1 chip
  • The high fidelity audio streaming will launch in June

Apple Music users will soon get to enjoy the next-gen music experience. From June, spatial audio music with Dolby Atmos and lossless audio will be available to all its subscribers, that too with no added charges.

Apple, on Saturday, announced that Apple Music will add support for spatial audio with Dolby Atmos in June.

Once the feature is rolled out, subscribers will have access to thousands of spatial audio music across all genres. It will be easy for listeners to find the music they love as Apple Music will keep adding Dolby Atmos tracks and have a specific playlist for them. Subscribers can find albums with Dolby Atmos tracks as they will have an identifying badge on the detail page.

Dolby Atmos tracks will automatically stream on all AirPods and Beats headphones equipped with H1 or W1 chip, as well as the built-in speakers in the latest versions of iPhone.

Apple Music subscribers will also have access to 75 million lossless songs. The first 20 million songs will be available at launch, while the remaining ones will be accessible by the end of the year.

Apple Music's standard lossless audio quality starts at 16 bit/44.1 kHz resolution and goes up to 24 bit/48 kHz (CD quality). The 24 bit/192 kHz high-resolution lossless audio will also be available.

Apple Music subscribers can expect spatial and lossless audio features to be available on iOS 14.6, iPadOS 14.6, macOS 11.4 and tvOS 14.6 updates, according to MacRumors.

The latest features will work with any pair of headphones. Users have to go to the Settings option and select audio quality.

An Apple representative told 9to5 Mac that the lossless audio feature will not work over Bluetooth. This means that Apple Music subscribers using AirPods or AirPods Max can only enjoy the spatial audio feature. They will need wired headphones to have access to the lossless audio feature.

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