Apple is now testing the latest Apple Music features for its Android client, including support for spatial audio and lossless audio, as well as automatic crossfading and other perks.
Spatial Audio with Dolby Atmos is one of the newest features available for Apple Music subscribers. The best part is that it's free, a boost to the audio experience without boosting the monthly price. Now, Apple's promoting the new feature in a brand new ad.
I can still remember what it was like hauling around a portable CD player with me everywhere I went back in my high school days. That was before MP3s really took off. Forking over money for some worthwhile headphones was worth it back then, maybe even more so than it is today for most use cases. But that digital takeover was inevitable, and, eventually, I was hauling around all sorts of different MP3 players instead of that CD player.
Apple Music recently launched spatial audio and lossless support for subscribers, with dynamic head tracking designed to enhance spatial audio for music arriving later in 2021.
With tvOS seemingly an afterthought at WWDC21, you'd be right to wonder whether Apple might have forgotten about the Apple TV. Don't worry, it hasn't. While the keynote barely mentioned any tvOS 15 specifics, our team has been able to discover more than a dozen user-facing features and improvements coming to your Apple media streamer this fall with tvOS 15!
Before Apple got around to officially announcing Dolby Atmos support in Apple Music, along with Lossless Audio, it was the Apple Music Android app that hinted at its impending arrival. But then the rumor mill suggested that app wouldn't get support for the new feature. Now, here we are and Spatial Audio with Dolby Atmos is out there in the wild, and Android support is indeed in the works.
Yesterday, Apple unveiled the next big updates for its major platforms, including iOS 15. And the interviews discussion those things are probably coming soon enough. But Apple actually launched a new feature yesterday, by way of Apple Music.
Zane Lowe is currently Apple Music's co-head of Artist Relations, and also one of the service's most prominent radio hosts. So of course Apple would tap him to try and sell the idea of Spatial Audio for the music streaming service.
With iOS 15's announcement out of the way, it's time to get to AirPods.
Apple Music has set a special event to detail the upcoming Spatial Audio enhancements. The virtual presentation is happening on June 7, two hours after the main WWDC21 keynote talk.
There is no denying that, despite relying on algorithms, one of the primary reasons to use Spotify is its personalized experience. The service is very good at finding what listeners like to listen to, both in terms of artists they already follow and new ones. And now Spotify is launching a handful of new personalization tools.
With June getting started, it's Pride month. And, as is par for the course, Apple is using its resources to celebrate throughout the month, with its music streaming service highlighting a range of artists throughout June.
Apple has launched a dedicated Apple Music page highlighting Pride month, celebrating the LGBTQ+ community in various ways. The new dedicated page is launching with Pride month, and Apple will be highlighting different artists and genres throughout June. However, the new section of Apple Music will also be getting updated throughout the rest of the year, too.