Apple has recently updated its Music app for Android, but has left out a couple of new features you may have been waiting for: support for lossless streaming and spatial audio. Engadget has confirmed that the tech giant has begun rolling out new high-quality streaming options, though they are not specifically mentioned in the Android app’s release notes.
The company first announced that it will make streaming options available to subscribers at no additional cost in May, promising immersive experiences similar to those offered by Tidal HiFi and Amazon Music HD. Both options reached out to Apple users in June, but are limited to certain albums. Apple promised that Dolby Atmos content would be easy to find with selected playlists and special badges, but said the lossless streaming will reach its entire catalog with 75 million tracks.
However, you will need to use compatible speakers or headphones to enjoy these new immersive listening experiences. Apple previously said that the AirPods and Beats headphones and H1 or W1 chip headphones, as well as the speakers of the latest iPhones, iPads and Macs will work with Dolby space audio. You should look for the features of the device to make sure that it can also access the space audio streaming. Meanwhile, lossless audio requires a wired connection and does not work with wireless audio devices.
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