Apple Music Brings Lossless Audio, Dolby Atmos, Spatial Audio to India


Apple Music is now providing Lossless Audio, Dolby Atmos, and Spatial Audio to customers of its music streaming service in India. The brand new options come at no extra price and can be found for all customers of Apple Music on iOS and iPadOS, MacOS, and Apple TV. The brand new options have been rolled out for Apple Music customers within the US and different international markets in June and eventually come to India the place customers pay Rs. 99 monthly for entry to the person subscription plan.

Moreover, Apple has additionally clarified to Devices 360 that the brand new options for Apple Music in India will likely be coming to the Android app quickly, however has not indicated a timeline for a similar as but. Customers of Apple Music on Apple’s supported platforms together with iOS and MacOS ought to have already got entry to the options as soon as activated via the settings for the service. This may be carried out via the Settings menu, by going into the particular settings for Apple Music and sliding the toggle for Lossless Audio to on. Moreover, you too can activate Dolby Atmos from these settings.

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Apple has additionally rolled out plenty of curated playlists for Spatial Audio and Dolby Atmos to assist with the invention of tracks obtainable in these codecs, together with numerous tracks from Indian artistes reminiscent of AR Rahman and Badshah. An enormous chunk of its catalogue can be already obtainable in Lossless Audio decision, with some tracks and albums obtainable in Excessive-Decision Lossless as nicely. On iOS, the decision is prominently displayed when tracks are taking part in, and tapping on the icon reveals the precise decision of the monitor.

Apple Music is accessible in India beginning at Rs. 49 monthly for college students, and is priced at Rs. 99 monthly and Rs. 149 monthly for normal particular person and household plans, respectively. You can too entry Apple Music in the event you’ve subscribed to Apple One, the corporate’s mixture subscription that additionally consists of entry to Apple Arcade, Apple TV+, and iCloud storage.

How does Apple Music Lossless Audio work?

We have already described intimately how Lossless Audio, Dolby Atmos, and Spatial Audio work, and the most recent rollout for India is in keeping with this. As talked about earlier than, Lossless Audio will likely be obtainable to all customers at as much as the required resolutions, however will want a wired audio setup to correctly make the most of the upper decision and element within the tracks. Different options reminiscent of bit-perfect decision, and significantly the provision of the very best decision of 24-bit/ 192kHz audio tracks, will rely on the gadgets and tools in use.

There are two tiers for Lossless Audio with most tracks falling inside the decrease ‘Lossless’ tier, and choose tracks and albums providing the ‘Excessive-Res Lossless’ streaming in a better decision. Apple has stated that about 20 million tracks can be found in Lossless decision at launch, and the complete catalogue of over 75 million tracks will likely be obtainable in Lossless decision by the top of 2021.

How does Dolby Atmos and Spatial Audio on Apple Music work?

Not like Lossless Audio, Dolby Atmos and Spatial Audio assist on Apple Music will work on wi-fi headsets in addition to wired headsets. Dolby Atmos is supported on choose tracks and may be set to All the time On via the settings to permit for the format for use on any headphones or earphones, be it wired or wi-fi. The format permits for a wider and extra open listening expertise, simulating encompass sound regardless of there solely being two channels in most headsets.

Spatial Audio is proscribed to pick headphones and earphones for now, together with the Apple AirPods Professional and AirPods Max, and can work when these headsets are used to hearken to supported tracks.

Not like with Apple TV+ content material, which permits head-tracking and actors the sound to the supply gadget, Apple Music doesn’t assist head-tracking for now, and solely makes use of Spatial Audio’s binaural sound capabilities that work with Dolby Atmos to supply a simulated encompass sound listening expertise. Apple has confirmed to Devices 360 that head-tracking will likely be coming to Apple Music later this yr.

We dive into all issues Apple — iPad Professional, iMac, Apple TV 4K, and AirTag — this week on Orbital, the Devices 360 podcast. Orbital is accessible on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, and wherever you get your podcasts.


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