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Apple Music's New Spatial Audio Feature Launches Today
 

 
Spatial Audio, powered by Dolby Atmos for Apple Music is officially launching today, Apple announced during its WWDC keynote. Announced earlier last month, Spatial Audio provides a more immersive music experience for *Apple Music* subscribers at no additional cost.

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Spatial Audio will initially be available to thousands of songs on *Apple Music*, with the selection growing more in the future. The feature, powered by Dolby Atmos, will be supported on all AirPods and Beats headphones with an H1 or W1 chip, as well as the built-in speakers of the newest iPhones, iPads, and Macs.

Learn more about *Apple Music* Spatial Audio using our guide.

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Apple Music's Standout Features
Starting in June 2021, Apple Music will support Spatial Audio and Lossless Audio, two features that are being provided to Apple Music subscribers at no additional cost. Both of these features will significantly improve the Apple Music listening experience.

Spatial Audio with Dolby Atmos
Spatial Audio with Dolby Atmos will provide an immersive, multi-dimensional audio experience that allows artists to mix music in a way that makes it sound like the notes are coming from all around you. Apple has had a Spatial Audio feature available for television content, and now it is expanding to Apple Music audio content.

Apple Music will automatically play Dolby Atmos tracks on all AirPods and Beats headphones with an H1 or W1 chip, as will the built-in speakers of the newest iPhones, iPads, and Macs.

Apple plans to add new Dolby Atmos tracks on a regular basis, and will offer up a curated selection of Dolby Atmos playlists. At launch, there will be thousands of Spatial Audio songs available across a wide range of genres. Apple is working with Dolby to make it easy for musicians, producers, and mix engineers to create songs in Dolby Atmos.

Lossless Audio
Apple is upgrading its entire music catalog to Lossless Audio with the ALAC (Apple Lossless Audio Codec) that preserves the details in the original audio file. Apple Music subscribers will be able to hear songs exactly as the artists recorded them in the studio.

When Lossless Audio launches, 20 million songs will support the codec, with all 75 million songs available in Lossless Audio by the end of 2021.

The standard Lossless tier will start at CD quality, which is 16-bit at 44.1 kHz, and it goes up to 24 bit at 48 kHz. There's also a Hi-Res Lossless tier available at 24 bit 192 kHz, but Hi-Res Lossless requires an external digital-to-analog converter (DAC).

The *AirPods*, AirPods Pro, and AirPods Max do not support lossless audio. Apple says that lossless audio can be listened to using the latest Apple Music app on an iPhone, iPad, Mac, or Apple TV. Support for lossless audio on the HomePod and HomePod mini will be added in a future update.

Other Apple Music Features
All of the streaming services have differences, and with Apple Music, Apple has focused on human curation. While there are some algorithmically created playlists, a lot of the content highlighted on Apple Music is done by Apple Music editors.

Apple offers regularly updated personalized playlists in a "For You" tab, including a favorites mix, a chill mix, a friends mix, and a new music mix, along with other playlist options that are updated on a daily basis.

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Apple Music also often has exclusive album releases, documentaries, and music videos that aren't available on other platforms as a way to lure subscribers.

Beats 1, Apple Music's 24/7 live radio station, is also one of the service's unique features. It features songs curated by DJs along with a multitude of special shows, sometimes created by artists.

Live Radio Stations
Apple in iOS 13 added support for more than 100,000 live radio stations from around the world to Apple Music, so you can ask Siri to play your favorite local radio station.

What's Included in a Subscription
Unlimited access to Apple Music songs on demand
Spatial Audio with Dolby Atmos at no extra cost
Lossless audio on supported devices at no extra cost
Personalized algorithmic playlists
Curated playlists
Mood-based playlists
User-created playlists
Beats 1 Radio
Access to other radio stations
Offline song playback
Existing music matched to iTunes catalog and added to *iCloud* Music Library
Music and playlist syncing across all Apple Music-compatible devices
Apple Music Availability
Apple Music is available in over 100 countries and regions, with a full list of countries available on Apple's website.

Device Compatibility
Apple Music works on all of Apple's devices, including *iPhone* (CarPlay included), *iPad*, Apple Watch (with no *iPhone* on LTE models), *Apple TV*, Mac, *HomePod*, and *HomePod mini*.

It's also available on non-Apple devices, so you don't need to be an Apple user to get it. It works on on PCs with the PC version of iTunes, on Android devices with the Android Apple Music app, on Sonos devices, and on Amazon-branded Echo devices.

Cost
Unlike Spotify, Apple Music does not offer a free ad-supported music tier. A paid subscription is required for all Apple Music content.

A standard Apple Music subscription costs $9.99 per month in the United States. With UNiDAYS verification, college students can sign up for a discounted Apple Music subscription that costs $4.99 per month.

A family plan is available for $14.99 per month, and it allows up to six people to listen to Apple Music. A family subscription requires Family Sharing to be set up, which requires all people in the family to use the same credit card for iTunes billing purposes.

Apple Music can also be combined with other Apple services as part of an Apple One bundle to save money compared over subscribing to the services individually.

Pricing for Apple Music does vary by country, but is generally similar to the U.S. pricing.

In the United States, Verizon subscribers with Beyond Unlimited or Above Unlimited data plans can access Apple Music for free.

Free Trial
Apple offers free three-month free trials for Apple Music, and in some cases, has been known to offer additional trial months to encourage listeners to sign up for a paid subscription.

Apple Music Basics
How to Sign Up for Apple Music
How to Sign Up for an Apple Music Family Plan
How to Sign Up for an Apple Music Student Plan
How to Set Up Apple Music
How to Cancel an Apple Music Subscription
Using Apple Music
How to Use Apple Music on Android
How to Use Apple Music on Apple Watch
How to Sync Albums and Playlists From Apple Music to Apple Watch
How to Stream Apple Music to an AirPlay Speaker or Apple TV
How to Customize Apple Music With Loves and Dislikes
How to Transfer a Spotify Playlist to Apple Music
How to Customize Your Apple Music Library
How to Turn on Automatic Downloads for Songs in Apple Music
How to Turn On iCloud Music Library for Apple Music
Managing Your Music
How to Add Music to Your Apple Music Library
How to Create a Playlist in Apple Music
How to Add Photos to Playlists
How to Download Songs for Offline Playback on Apple Music
How to Remove Downloaded Apple Music Songs
How to Add Star Ratings to Songs in Apple Music
How to See Song Lyrics in Apple Music
Finding Songs
Useful Siri Commands That Work With Apple Music
How to Search for Songs Using Lyrics in Apple Music
How to Ask Siri on HomePod to Play Apple Music Playlists, Genres, Moods, and More
Radio
How to Create Your Own Radio Station in Apple Music
How to Find the Beats 1 Archives in Apple Music
Sharing
How to Share Songs and Albums With Friends in Apple Music
How to Share Apple Music Playlists With Friends
How to See What Your Friends Are Listening to in Apple Music
How to Subscribe to a Friends' Playlist in Apple Music
Apple Music on Other Devices
How to Listen to Apple Music on Amazon Echo
How to Listen to Apple Music on Sonos Speakers
More Apple Music Tips
How to Set an Apple Music Song as an Alarm
How to Limit How Much Space Apple Music Takes Up on Your iPhone
How to Listen to Apple Music on the Web
Apple Music Comparison Guides
Trying to decide between Apple Music and another service? Make sure to check out our guides comparing Apple Music with other streaming music options that are out there.

Spotify vs. Apple Music
Google Play Music vs. Apple Music
Amazon Music Unlimited vs. Apple Music
Tidal vs. Apple Music
In a nutshell, Apple Music is the ideal choice if you're in the Apple ecosystem, have a *HomePod*, prefer human-based curation, and already have an existing iTunes music collection.

Music Quality
Apple Music uses 256kb/s AAC (Advanced Audio Coding) files for standard playback, but Apple Music also has a lossless tier.

Apple Music lossless in the ALAC format starts at CD quality, which is 16-bit at 44.1 kHz (kilohertz) and goes up to 24-bit at 48 kHz for native playback on supported Apple devices. Apple Music is also available in a Hi-Resolution lossless tier that goes to 24-bit at 192kHz, but a USB digital-to-analog converter (DAC) is required.

Music quality can be adjusted in the Apple Music app by going to Settings > Music > Audio Quality, and music types can be picked for different connections and playback methods, including cellular, WiFi, and download.

DRM
You can download songs from Apple Music for offline playback, but the content that you download is protected by DRM (digital rights management), much like other streaming music services.

If you cancel your Apple Music subscription, the Apple Music songs that you've downloaded were no longer work. Apple Music songs also can't be transferred to other devices, downloaded, burned to CD, or used off-device in any way.

Note that with *iCloud* Music Library enabled, all of your Apple Music content will be available on all of your Apple Music-compatible devices.
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 2 weeks ago '11        #2
Inspires  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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I LOVE it.
Spatial audio is fire I’m listening to a lot of music today!
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Top 10 most slapped recently  1 week ago '21        #3
Young Defiant  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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Underwhelming... but okay.
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 1 week ago '18        #4
antisocial100 
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No wonder Jay got up under from Tidal. Writings on the wall
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 1 week ago '19        #5
GT33D3e  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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 Inspires said
I LOVE it.
Spatial audio is fire I’m listening to a lot of music today!
What you using ?
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 1 week ago '05        #6
That Dude 
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Does anybody know if already purchased music on iTunes will be upgraded to this?
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 1 week ago '19        #7
Free my soul  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x10
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As usual, Apple is late to the party
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 1 week ago '10        #8
Nautilus O  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x3
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Best subscription I ever purchased

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 1 week ago '19        #9
Purpleswag23  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x3
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They competing wit tidals audio capability
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 1 week ago '13        #10
PaperBoy  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x3
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Greedy MFs dont offer 30 day trial. Smh!
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 1 week ago '18        #11
Dsammy04 
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Shout out to Verizon with Apple Music for free

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 1 week ago '11        #12
Inspires  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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 GT33D3e said
What you using ?
AirPods Pro and Apple Music
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 1 week ago '16        #13
MacFrugal  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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I checked out a spatial audio playlist on Apple Music yesterday and couldn’t tell a difference because they were all songs I never heard before
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 1 week ago '19        #14
GT33D3e  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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 Inspires said
AirPods Pro and Apple Music
I tried it out earlier on that banks joint. It hit
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 1 week ago '18        #15
MrPersonality  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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It’s too late to read all this. So is this just better quality?

Someone fill me in. Explain it to a 6th grader

 1 week ago '19        #16
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 Dsammy04 said
Shout out to Verizon with Apple Music for free

that sh*t aint free bruh when we paying 90 a month for this sh*t
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 1 week ago '16        #17
Toast2the  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x3
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 1 week ago '18        #18
Dsammy04 
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 back said
that sh*t aint free bruh when we paying 90 a month for this sh*t
Nah not for me I can’t go for that $90. My plan $40 but more like $55 after taxes.




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 1 week ago '11        #19
Inspires  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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 MrPersonality said
It’s too late to read all this. So is this just better quality?

Someone fill me in. Explain it to a 6th grader
Spatial Audio enables you to hear three-dimensional audio around movement of your iPhone or iPad.

It effectively recreates a cinema-style experience, where sounds appear to be coming from all around you - front, behind, from the side, even above your head.
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 1 week ago '20        #20
fremontitic 
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Tried this 360 sound because I got compatible headphones -- can definitely tell the difference but not running out to get it like I did when I first saw HDTV vs regular TV


 6 days ago '05        #21
PhrozenMenace 
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it might be okay for a minute or two but then you're back to the regular

 6 days ago '14        #22
Mil Town 
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 Free my soul said
As usual, Apple is late to the party
Samsung Galaxy devices have had this feature in Samsung music for years now but fanboys will claim Apple pioneered it.

 6 days ago '20        #23
Christ Like 
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 Mil Town said
Samsung Galaxy devices have had this feature in Samsung music for years now but fanboys will claim Apple pioneered it.
who gives a sh*t

this has nothing to do with samsung
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Top 10 most propped recently  6 days ago '21        #24
apple spit  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x57
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Love paging that ten a month fu*k you broke a*s tidal pandora iheart and that other sh*t
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 6 days ago '09        #25
messy marv stan  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x65
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windows 10 already has this.......apple cult stans slap away
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