Apple recently updated its Music app for Android, but left out a few new features you might have been waiting for: support lossless streaming i surround sound. Engadget confirmed that the technology giant has begun to introduce new high-quality streaming options, although they are not specifically mentioned in Android applications notes to the edition.
Company first announced that back in May it offered subscribers streaming capabilities at no extra cost, promising immersive experiences similar to those offered by Tidal HiFi and Amazon Music HD. Both options arrived for Apple users back in June, but are limited to certain albums. Apple has promised that Dolby Atmos will easily make it easy to find content with edited playlists and special badges, and said lossless streaming will eventually reach the entire catalog with 75 million tracks.
Still, you’ll need to use compatible speakers or headphones to be able to enjoy these amazing new listening experiences. Apple said earlier that AirPods and Beats headphones with a microphone and headphones with an H1 or W1 chip, as well as speakers on the latest iPhones, iPads and Macs, will work with Dolby surround sound. You should look for device features to make sure it can access spatial audio streaming as well. Meanwhile, lossless sound requires a wired connection and will not work with wireless audio devices.
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