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Apple Music brings Spatial Audio to Android devices

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Apple recently updated its Music app for Android to now include Lossless Audio and Spatial Audio. Previously, the features were only available to iPhones and iPads.

Android phones should have Dolby Atmos support to get Spatial Audio. Meanwhile, Lossless Audio will require wired headphones, receivers, and powered speakers to work. To listen to songs at sample rates higher than 48 kHz, your phone would need an external digital-to-analog converter (DAC).

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Apple Music’s Lossless Audio uses their own ALAC codec. The app now offers there audio quality settings: High Quality (16-bit at 44.1kHz), Lossless (up to 24-bit at 48kHz), and High-Resolution Lossless (up to 24-bit at 192kHz).

Apple Music Subscription Price

At the moment, you can try Apple Music for free for three months. After the free trial, the following rates will apply:

  • Individual: Php 129 /month
  • Family (Up to 6 users): Php 199 /month
  • Student: Php 69 /month (Verification is required)

How to activate Lossless Audio on Apple Music for Android

To enjoy Apple Music Lossless Audio, you would need to install the Apple Music app and a pair of wired headphones. Take note that the higher the quality you choose, the more space it takes up. According to Apple, 10GB of space could store 3000 songs at High Quality, 1000 songs at Lossless, and about 200 songs on Hi-Res Lossless.

  1. Open Apple Music.
  2. Tap the More Button (its the three dots on the upper right).
  3. Go to Audio Quality.
  4. Tap Lossless Audio to activate. You can also choose the quality for download and streaming.

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Bryan is a tech enthusiast and self-admitted geek who enjoys blogging and watching NBA clips on YouTube. He has over 20 years of experience in corporate communications, marketing services, and customer relations from different industries such as telecommunications and banking.

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