Spatial Audio and Lossless Audio both come to Apple Music on Android

Apple Music Spatial Audio Lossless Audio
Apple Music Spatial Audio Lossless Audio (Image credit: Apple)

What you need to know

  • Apple has released Apple Music 3.6 for Android.
  • The latest update brings Spatial Audio and Lossless Audio to Android listeners.

The latest update to Apple Music on Android brings two major features to the app that iPhone users have been enjoying for a little while now.

In the release notes of Apple Music version 3.6, the company has announced that Spatial Audio with support for Dolby Atmos and Lossless Audio is now available for Apple Music listeners on Android. The update also brings Automatic Crossfade to the Android app for the first time.

You can check out the release notes (opens in new tab) of Apple Music 3.6 and download it on the Google Play Store now:

In this update, Apple Music adds a spatial listening experience on compatible devices, with thousands of tracks in Dolby Atmos available at launch.

Other updates include:

  • Lossless Audio, a new way to experience uncompromised sound, with bit-for-bit accuracy.
  • Automatic Crossfade, a new way to listen that blends each song into the next for a seamless experience.
  • Search enhancements to library, which allow you to more easily find your favorite music with in-line search.

Spatial Audio with support for Dolby Atmos and Lossless Audio were two huge additions to Apple Music. For one, they both arrived at the music streaming service with no bump in monthly cost to its subscribers. The technology brings a new dimension of audio to music - if artists mix for it of course.

Lossless Audio, while not as major of a leap, is also enhancing the audio experience across Apple's devices, even the HomePod. If you want to get the most out of Spatial Audio, check out our list of the Best headphones for Dolby Atmos for Apple Music 2021.

Joe Wituschek

Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.