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Now you can listen to Apple Music in Dolby Atmos and spatial sound with Lossless audio quality

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17 May 2021 / 19:08IST

Apple seems bent on getting the denizens of its walled garden to try, and hopefully love, the spatial surround sound and Dolby Atmos features. Initially the AirPods Pro and Apple Original shows on Apple TV+ came with spatial surround sound with Dolby Atmos support, but now Apple is extending the power for surround sound to its massive catalogue of music on Apple Music. For no additional cost, you can now listen to songs in spatial surround and some might even support Dolby Atmos. Apple Music will automatically play Dolby Atmos tracks on all AirPods and Beats headphones with an H1 or W1 chip, as well as the built-in speakers in the latest versions of iPhone, iPad, and Mac. You can also turn up the audio quality of your music by going into Settings > Music > Audio Quality. The Lossless tier starts at CD quality, which is 16 bit at 44.1 kHz (kilohertz), and goes up to 24 bit at 48 kHz. There’s also hi-resolution Lossless which goes all the way up to 24 bit at 192 kHz! You'll have to wait till June for these updates to come to Apple Music. Sit tight.

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