Apple Music for Android adds Lossless and Spatial Audio support

Earlier this year, Apple Music added two features that have quickly picked up plenty of attention. Lossless quality and Spatial Audio with Dolby Atmos. For Apple Music subscribers on Android, however, the wait has been a little longer. It has finally ended, though.

Today, the Apple Music app for Android rolled out an update that welcomes both new features to the mix. With Lossless quality audio, this means the app now supports various audio quality improvements. However, as is the case with the iOS app, this requires some specific hardware elements. You can’t use a Bluetooth/wireless setup to listen to Lossless quality music, for instance.

Android has had these features in beta testing for a while now, but with the public update for the app, these features are now available for all subscribers on Google’s mobile platform.

Here is the official changelog for this update:


In this update, Apple Music adds a spatial listening experience on compatible devices, with thousands of tracks in Dolby Atmos available at launch.

Other updates include:
• Lossless Audio, a new way to experience uncompromised sound, with bit-for-bit accuracy.
• Automatic Crossfade, a new way to listen that blends each song into the next for a seamless experience.
• Search enhancements to library, which allow you to more easily find your favorite music with in-line search.

To turn on Lossless quality, just go into the settings of the Apple Music app. There is an “Audio Quality” option that you can dive into and change based on your listening preferences.
The new features should be available now for Apple Music on Android.