Apple Lossless Audio

Apple Music now supports Spatial Audio with support for Dolby Atmos, Lossless Audio, and Hi-Resolution Lossless.

Apple Lossless Audio

Yesterday, Apple announced support in Apple Music for Spatial Audio with support for Dolby Atmos and Lossless Audio. Apple's new Lossless tier (75 million songs) starts at 16-bit/44 kHz and goes up to 24-bit/48 kHz. There will also be a Hi-Resolution Lossless tier that goes up to 24-bit/192 kHz. By default, Apple Music will automatically play Dolby Atmos tracks on all AirPods and Beats headphones with the H1 or W1 chip, as well as the built-in speakers in the latest versions of the iPhone, iPad, and Mac line.

The new Spatial Audio with support for Dolby Atmos and Lossless Audio features will be available to Apple Music subscribers at no additional cost. The Hi-Resolution Lossless tier, however, will probably be available as a paid option. How this might affect the Apple Music family tier or Apple One subscription pricing is currently unknown. Regardless of cost, it's nice to see Apple finally rolling out support for high-quality music.

— Patrick


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