Finally, amidst the rumors, Apple has officially announced the spatial audio service. All the credit goes to Dolby Atmos' support. In addition, lossless audio will also be launching on the Apple Music Service. Now Apple users can enjoy spatial audio on their streaming devices.
As stated on Apple's website, the lossless audio and Spatial audio service will be coming to the device in June 2021, next month. It will be available free of cost to the subscribers without any additional cost. However, users have to pay $9.99 per month after the free trial.
Dolby Atmos provides an immersive audio experience that allows artists to mix the sound so that it comes all around the surrounding. Dolby Atmos gives next-level features in audio that can be experienced using headphones and earphones. They provide three-dimensional audio service to the device.
The vice president of Apple also praised the advancement in audio quality.
Indeed the apple music is making a big advancement in music platforms. Providing a high-class feature for sound is something worth paying for.
What is lossless audio?
Lossless audio saves every bit of the original file. Apple uses AALC, abbreviated as Apple Lossless Audio Codec. Now Apple subscribers can hear the same audio that artists create. The original audio comes from the studio without any alternation.
Lossless audio can be turned on manually for the Apple device. Go to the Settings app and tap on music. There find the audio quality pane. The settings are available for cellular and Wifi download. The Apple music lossless quality ranges from 16 bit at 44.1 kHz (kilohertz) to 24 bit at 48 kHz.
If you have Apple AirPods or Beats headphones, the music will be played automatically in Dolby Atmos when it will be available. Also, for the inbuilt speakers for iPhone, iPad, and MacBook. It will be automatically updated with the Dolby Atmos support after the launch. But for lossless audio quality, you have to enable it manually.
The website reads, "For the true audiophile, Apple Music also offers Hi-Resolution Lossless up to 24 bit at 192 kHz".
Dolby Atmos on Apple Music
The entire apple music playback will be updated with spatial audio support. During the launch, thousands of songs will be supported with Dolby Atmos. The makers confirmed 75 million songs would be available in lossless audio format. 20 million songs will be available in lossless audio, whereas the 75 million songs will be converted to lossless audio end of this year. In addition, songs will be added regularly with both lossless and Dolby Atmos support.
Users will get to experience all their favorite songs in both lossless and Dolby Atmos support.
Dolby Atmos support iPhone 12, iPad Pro, and Apple TV 4k as of now. Luckily they are not restricted to headphones and earphones.
After the official announcement subscriber is more excited to get the features on their devices, let us wait for the update to available for the futuristic music experience.