Apple Music gains new spatial audio DJ mixes

iPhone 12 showing Apple Music with a sculpture in the background
iPhone 12 showing Apple Music with a sculpture in the background (Image credit: iMore)

What you need to know

  • Apple Music has launched a new collection of DJ mixes featuring Dolby Atmos support.
  • The new mixes can be listed to with spatial audio enabled on compatible devices and audio gear.
  • A new mix will arrive every month.

Apple Music has today launched a collection of DJ mixes that were recorded in Dolby Atmos for spatial audio surround sound. The new mixes will be made available each month with the first one already available for listening.

The first spatial audio-enabled mix will be from techno DJ Jeff Mills, as spotted by 9to5Mac. That mix is available now and is dubbed Outer to Inner Atmosphere: The Escape Velocity Mix.

Alongside that, Apple Music is also outing 15 new Boiler Room mixes that include live recordings from multiple venues that include festivals and nightclubs. All of those also support Dolby Atmos and, as a result, spatial audio.

Spatial audio listening is available via Apple's earbuds and headphones including those with Beats branding so long as they carry a W1 or H1 chip. Apple's iPhones, iPads, and Macs also support the feature as does the recently-released Studio Display.

Apple Music is available as a standalone subscription but is also part of the Apple One subscription bundle. Anyone who also pays for Apple Arcade, Apple TV+, and other Apple subscription services should definitely check Apple One out — it could definitely save you some money along the way.

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too. Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.