Apple launched two important features for Apple Music yesterday: Lossless Audio and Spatial Audio. However, those features are currently only compatible with Apple’s own products, including Apple TV, iPads, iPhones, and Macs. Android users will have to wait a few days more as the company has confirmed that the feature will roll out to Android devices very soon.
If you are a Galaxy smartphone or tablet user, you will have to wait a few more days before you can enjoy Spatial Audio with Dolby Atmos via Apple Music. While Apple hasn’t detailed which devices will get access to the Spatial Audio feature, it is possible that it will only be available on devices that feature Dolby Audio. And the good news is that a lot of recently launched Galaxy smartphones and tablets feature Dolby Audio. There is no information on whether Spatial Audio will be available on Samsung’s smart TVs that have the Apple Music app.
Apple has not yet revealed if it will bring the Lossless Audio feature to Android devices. Most modern smartphones and tablets are capable of handling Hi-Res lossless audio, so it seems logical to bring that feature to as many devices as possible, offering users high-quality audio. However, it is Apple we’re talking about, and the company is known to limit some features to its own devices.
Amazon Prime Music and Tidal also offer some music in lossless quality, but the number of tracks is nearly not enough compared to Apple Music which has its entire library in lossless quality. To listen to lossless audio, users need to use wired headphones or earphones, though, since not even the highest-tier Bluetooth audio codec (LDAC tops out at 990Kbps) supports lossless quality transmission (at least 1,411Kbps).