Apple Music adds lossless audio, Dolby Atmos support

If you’re an Apple Music subscriber, you’re in for some good news – the Cupertino company has officially announced that subscribers will soon be able to access their favourite tunes through lossless audio at no additional cost.

To turn on lossless audio, subscribers will need to be using the latest version of Apple Music – by heading to Settings, then Music, and finally Audio Quality, users can opt for different resolutions for their cellular or WiFi connection.

Apple Music’s lossless audio kicks off at CD quality at 44.1 kHz, and ramps up to 48 kHz on Apple devices – the top of the range ‘High Resolution Lossless’ would require a DAC to enjoy.

The addition of Dolby Atmos support will bring further changes. Spatial audio will play through the speakers of iPhones, iPads, and Macs by default, and to access the feature via headphones, users will need to head to Settings, then Music, Audio, and switch ‘Dolby Atmos’ to ‘Always On’.

In response to the move, Amazon announced its plans to make Amazon Music HD free for Amazon Music Unlimited subscribers – with Spotify preparing to launch a new ‘HiFi’ tier at some point this year.

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