Apple New music listeners on Android can now choose benefit of the Dolby Atmos spatial audio and lossless-high-quality streaming options that debuted on iOS, iPadOS, and macOS above a thirty day period in the past. The most up-to-date update of the app for Android provides guidance for both capabilities.
Lossless should really be readily available really universally on Android products. Apple consists of all the identical warnings as on iOS about it consuming “significantly more information.” Like on Apple’s own platforms, Apple Audio advises that external hardware like a DAC is essential if you want to move up to hello-res lossless. (I’m curious whether or not this even now applies on LG’s audiophile-pleasant phones, which have an superb developed-in DAC, but have not experienced the likelihood to examination still.)
Spatial audio help on the Android facet appears a much more restricted, nevertheless. Despite the fact that the aspect works with any headphones — just like on Iphone — Apple notes that your cellphone itself requirements to guidance Dolby Atmos to empower spatial audio. On my Pixel 4A 5G, there is no alternative for “Dolby Atmos” in the audio section of Apple Music’s configurations. Other colleagues with more flagship-tier gadgets have a toggle for Atmos there. So I guess that’s the best way to tell no matter if your phone is capable of spatial audio playback.
The beta model of Apple Audio for Android really tipped off that lossless and hi-res audio were being coming to the provider even prior to Apple manufactured an formal announcement. But now equally are accessible on the common Apple Audio application for Android.