Apple today announced an update to its streaming music service, Apple Music.
What has been added?
First of all, it supports Spatial Audio technology with Dolby Atmos support. In other words, a spatial sound that comes from above, from the side, and from everywhere. By default, Apple Music automatically plays Dolby Atmos tracks on all AirPods and Beats headphones with an H1 or W1 chip, as well as on the built-in speakers in the latest versions of the iPhone, iPad, and Mac.
Albums available in Dolby Atmos will be marked with a special icon to make them easier to find. Apple promises that the catalog will be constantly updated.
In addition, the service received support for Lossless Audio-lossless audio. Apple uses ALAC (Apple Lossless Audio Codec) to save every bit of the original audio file, so users will be able to hear the same thing that the artists created in the studio.
To listen to lossless audio, you need the latest version of Apple Music. Go to Settings> Music> Sound Quality, then select the resolution. The Lossless level in Apple Music starts with CD quality, which is 16 bits at 44.1 kHz and increases to 24 bits at 48 kHz and is played on Apple devices. For true audiophiles, Apple Music also offers Hi-Resolution Lossless up to 24 bits at 192 kHz.
What is needed for that?
The new features will be available to Apple Music subscribers starting next month. No additional payment is required.