Apple recently updated its Android music app but missed out on a few new features you might have been waiting for: support for lossless streaming and spatial audio. Engadget confirmed that the tech giant has begun rolling out new high-quality streaming options, although they are not specifically mentioned in Android Apps release notes.
The company first announced that it is making streaming options available to subscribers at no additional cost back in May, promising immersive experiences similar to those offered by Tidal HiFi and Amazon Music HD. Both options hit Apple users back in June, but they’re limited to certain albums. Apple has promised to make it easier to find Dolby Atmos content with carefully curated playlists and dedicated icons, and has also said that lossless streaming will eventually make its way across its entire catalog with 75 million tracks.
However, you will need to use compatible speakers or headphones to be able to enjoy this new immersive listening experience. Apple previously stated that AirPods and Beats headphones and earbuds with the H1 or W1 chip, as well as speakers on the latest iPhones, iPads and Macs, will work with Dolby spatial audio. You will need to examine your device’s features to make sure it can access spatial audio streaming as well. Meanwhile, lossless audio requires a wired connection and will not work with wireless audio devices.
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