Facebook is now rolling out its Clubhouse competitor in the US, dubbed Live Audio Rooms, along with exclusive podcasts that are now available on the platform.
Non-Dolby audio encoded in intentional stereo will no longer sound dull with a new feature in Apple's iOS 15, iPadOS 15 and macOS 12 Monterey updates, dubbed “Spatialize Stereo”.
There could be several reasons why one may want to convert a video to an audio file. A long speech, a video lecture, a music video, are some examples of things people usually want to convert to audio only. Converting a video to audio will also mean that you save a lot of space on your iPhone or Mac.
A leaker claims that Apple is working on a future software update that will enable you to stream high-fidelity audio in the lossless formats on your AirPods after all.
Amazon Music is reducing the price of its high-fidelity audio service just as Apple announced today that it's bringing lossless audio to Apple Music subscribers at no extra charge.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS:Amazon Music Unlimited subscribers get HD audio for free. High-fidelity streaming used to be a $14.99 per month option. Amazon Music Unlimited is priced at $9.99 per month. Prime members can get it for just $7.99 per month. Amazon Music HD drops to $10 per month
Apple announced today that all Apple Music subscribers will be able to enjoy Dolby Atmos spatial audio in lossless quality at no additional charge beginning next month. Ahead of Apple's announcement, Amazon had lowered the price of its high-fidelity offering.
Steve Boom, Amazon Music's Vice President:
It’s something we’ve all we’ve been wanting to do for a long time. When we launched, we already broke the mold by taking a service that had been $19.99—and really just for the audiophile at that price point—and brought it down to something that was much more mass-market at $14.99.
According to Billboard, the high-fidelity service is now available to all Amazon Music Unlimited subscribers at no additional cost. Before the change, Amazon Music HD was a $14.99 per month value, or $12.99 per month for Prime members.
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Family plans are eligible for Amazon Music HD at no extra charge.What is Amazon Music Unlimited?
Amazon Music Unlimited is currently available in the US, UK, Canada, France, Germany, Italy and Spain. The service is priced at $9.99 per month, just like the individual Apple Music subscription. However, Amazon Music Unlimited is available to Amazon Prime members in exchange for a lower price of just $7.99 per month.Streaming heavyweights going in on lossless audio
Amazon Music HD debuted in September 2019.
The service brings more than 70 million songs in CD quality (16 bit at 44.1 kHz). Out of that number, some seven million tracks are available in ultra HD quality which exceeds CD quality (24 bit at 48kHz, 96 kHz and 192 kHz). Apple Music also offers a hi-resolution Lossless tier all the way up to 24 bit at 192 kHz.
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HD streaming is also offered by the likes of Deezer and Tidal, with Tidal continuing to charge $19.99 per month for the service. Spotify is apparently working on a similar offering of its own.
Apple has worked with artists to record tracks in Dolby Atmos with spatial audio. Apple's offering will be ready for public consumption next month, with thousands of spatial audio tracks available at launch and more to come later.
Apple Music has begun displaying a teaser in the Music app, saying “music is about to change forever,” as references to “Hi-Res Lossless,” “Dolby Atmos” and more get discovered.
As an Apple TV owner, you know that you receive audio feedback as you navigate the screen and apps. You hear those click sounds with every action you take using your Siri remote. But not everyone is fond of that click, click, click. Did you know you can turn those sounds off?
With the simple flip of a setting you can disable the click sounds on your Apple TV, here’s how.
Spotify is moving into live-audio space with today's announcement of future audio formats launching on the platform in the coming months. Putting its money where its mouth is, the company also acquired Betty Labs, the creator of Locker Room, a live-audio sports app.
If you have an Audible membership, you can now access more than 600,000 Audible originals, audiobooks, podcasts and other audio programs from within the Google-owned Waze.
The popular “Call Recorder for Skype” app will not be updated with Apple silicon compatibility.
You don't need a dedicated AV receiver to create an immersive theater experience with Dolby Atmos, Dolby Digital 7.1 or Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound right in your home. All you need is an Apple TV 4K, a HomePod or two and our quick tutorial. So follow along as we show you how to create home theater audio with your HomePod and Apple TV 4K.
If you’ve just purchased your first Mac, and especially if you’re coming from Windows, you might be wondering about the Utilities folder. You may see the folder but have yet to open it or you might be looking for a specific tool and don’t realize it’s in that folder.
Whatever the case, we’re here with another in our New to Mac series to help you out! We’ll explain what’s in the Utilities folder and what each tool is for.