Apple New music listeners on Android can now acquire benefit of the Dolby Atmos spatial audio and lossless-quality streaming features that debuted on iOS, iPadOS, and macOS over a month ago. The hottest update of the app for Android adds assist for the two capabilities.
Lossless should really be out there really universally on Android products. Apple features all the identical warnings as on iOS about it consuming “significantly much more info.” Like on Apple’s personal platforms, Apple New music advises that external hardware like a DAC is expected if you want to stage up to hello-res lossless. (I’m curious no matter if this still applies on LG’s audiophile-welcoming telephones, which have an excellent crafted-in DAC, but haven’t had the chance to examination but.)
Spatial audio assistance on the Android side looks a more constrained, having said that. Though the aspect works with any headphones — just like on Apple iphone — Apple notes that your cellular phone itself requirements to support Dolby Atmos to help spatial audio. On my Pixel 4A 5G, there’s no alternative for “Dolby Atmos” in the audio section of Apple Music’s settings. Other colleagues with much more flagship-tier devices have a toggle for Atmos there. So I guess which is the best way to inform whether or not your mobile phone is able of spatial audio playback.
The beta edition of Apple Music for Android essentially tipped off that lossless and hi-res audio had been coming to the provider even ahead of Apple designed an formal announcement. But now both of those are offered on the regular Apple Tunes application for Android.