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Apple launches Spatial and Lossless audio formats in Apple Music

Jun 8, 2021

Apple launches Spatial and Lossless audio formats in Apple Music

The news: Hours after the conclusion of WWDC 2021, Apple has released two major new audio formats in Apple Music.


  • Select songs are available in Spatial Audio, which surrounds you in sound, and most of the Apple Music library is streamable in lossless quality (on supported headphones)
  • The update was pushed live server-side and can be enabled by going to Settings > Music > Dolby Atmos or Audio Quality

Our take: Haven’t been able to listen to any of the music yet, but this is live in June as promised. Launch felt a bit underwhelming after such a big announcement, however.