What you need to know
- Apple Music's lossless and spatial audio support is now rolling out in India.
- Users can look forward to high-quality streams and Dolby Atmos support.
Apple Music listeners in India now have something new to listen to after Apple started to roll out support for lossless audio as well as spatial audio and Dolby Atmos support.
The feature, which has been available in other parts of the world for a few weeks now, allows listeners to enjoy higher quality audio streams as well as 3D spatial audio in what Apple believes is the next big shift in the way we listen to music.
The new Apple Music rollout was shared on Twitter and spotted by 9to5Mac.
Rejoice Apple Music India users! The wait for Spatial Audio is finally over it seems… Dolby Atmos & Hi-Res/Lossless Audio support is finally rolling out to users in India. It has probably reached all your Apple Devices and Android app too. Lemme know if you’ve got it. 😄 pic.twitter.com/B9ogIAaLpVRejoice Apple Music India users! The wait for Spatial Audio is finally over it seems… Dolby Atmos & Hi-Res/Lossless Audio support is finally rolling out to users in India. It has probably reached all your Apple Devices and Android app too. Lemme know if you’ve got it. 😄 pic.twitter.com/B9ogIAaLpV— Ishan Agarwal (@ishanagarwal24) July 19, 2021July 19, 2021
While support for lossless audio is great news for the small portion of the planet that can both hear the difference and have the specialist hardware needed to support it, spatial audio is a different beast altogether. Listeners only need a pair of headphones to enjoy the feature, although it is only available on a relatively small number of tracks across the entire Apple Music library.
This is what Apple had to say when the feature was first announced in May.
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