Apple has announced that it will introduce major innovations for Apple Music with its update next month. The announced innovations will be available free of charge to subscribers using family and student plans.
Apple has publicly announced that it will bring support to the Music app with Dolby Atmos, Sprital Audio, and Lossless Audio coming up. But the surprising detail of the firm’s announcement is that it will offer all its subscribers such support for free.
Details of new Apple Music features
Apple shared that there are 75 million songs in its catalogs that support Lossless Audio and that at least 20 million songs will be integrated by the end of this year. The company also said the feature is exclusive to Apple Music and is therefore limited to its subscribers only. To turn on Lossless Audio, users can follow the path to Settings> Music> Audio Quality.
Other features, Dolby Atmos and Spatial Audio support, will provide Beats headset users with a more immersive mix experience with new AirPods using the H1 or W1 chip. By default, Spatial Audio will be available to play from built-in speakers on the latest versions of iPhone, iPad, and Mac. To take advantage of Dolby Atmos, you need to go to Settings> Music> Audio and set Dolby Atmos to ‘Always On.
Apple Music’s Lossless Audio feature can go from CD quality to 24 bits at 48 kHz, starting with CD quality locally on Apple devices at 44.1 kHz. However, subscribers are expected to use external equipment for the highest quality experience.
The Spatial Audio feature will be compatible with most Apple products produced over the past few years, including a compatible TV or Apple TV 4K that connects to the receiver.