Apple Music realizes its lossless audio and spatial audio streaming plans without delay. Owners of devices running iOS, iPadOS and macOS can already listen to lossless tracks not only CD-quality, but also Hi-Res (if, of course, the equipment allows). All of this is available right now. Apple Music keeps its promises.
The announcement of lossless and Dolby Atmos content on Apple Music was revealed at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference – WWDC. There they said: “right now”. But, in fairness, we note that these tracks began to appear in the Apple Music application a few hours later.
Those of listeners who have not acquired unlimited mobile internet will find it useful to know that lossless and Dolby Atmos tracks take up much more space and consume much more traffic than the standard AAC format, which remains available in Apple Music by default. To start listening to lossless and Dolby Atmos, you need to select the appropriate iOS settings in the “Music” section.
Lossless audio supports iPhone, iPad, Mac and Apple TV 4K. HomePod and HomePod Mini will complete this list with updates. Already 20 million songs are available in this format, and by the end of the year it will already be the entire Apple Music catalog – more than 75 million tracks. And devices outside the Apple ecosystem may well work with a lossless stream.
As for music in Dolby Atmos, it is still less than lossless. But those who want to try spatial audio are offered several special playlists that demonstrate the sound of Atmos in different genres.