Retail availability of the $249 AirPods Pro 2 starts tomorrow, September 23. However, the new earbuds won't support two features on iPad and Mac at launch.
The Disney+ app has picked up support for Dolby Atmos-powered spatial audio on the Apple TV 4K and HomePod when streaming shows in the app.
It has been a bit of a rollercoaster when it comes to spatial audio support for Netflix. But, for fans of the audio feature, the good news is that the ride has finally come to a stop. And now there's even better audio quality on Netflix.
Apple really wants you to use Apple Music spatial audio on your AirPods, with the company's latest advertisement featuring Harry Styles’ new album “Harry’s House.”
Apple's macOS Monterey 12.3 update is ready for public consumption, bringing such improvements to your Mac as the new cross-device Universal Control feature, head tracking for spatial audio and other perks. The update was released on Monday, March 14, 2022, alongside iOS 15.4 and iPadOS 15.4 for the iPhone and iPad.
HomePod, Apple's full-size smart speaker, is no longer manufactured but is still powerful enough to gain support for both spatial audio and lossless audio on Apple Music. HomePod mini, on the other hand, remains limited to lossless audio for the time being.
At today's "Unleashed" event, Apple revealed what's next for AirPods. The announcement started with a deeper look at Spatial Audio, which is a feature baked into Apple Music with supported hardware. And Apple is expanding that feature.
Along with the beta versions of iOS 15.1 and tvOS 15.1, Apple also seeded the next update for the HomePod lineup. With HomePod software version 15.1, Apple is welcoming back a couple of features that have been in the works for quite some time. Both of which should be welcomed additions to the smart speaker lineup.
A bit of a back-and-forth earlier this year had some folks interested in listening to Netflix content with Spatial Audio support excited for the future -- and then not so much. However, it turns out it was all a bit of misdirection on Netflix's part, because while the streaming company said it wasn't testing support for the feature, the feature is now live anyway.
Apple has teamed up with the popular American singer and songwriter Billie Eilish on a new short film promoting the company's new Apple Music spatial audio feature.
With the arrival of Spatial Audio with Dolby Atmos in Apple Music earlier this year, the expectation was that the feature would work with a variety of different Apple-branded devices right out of the box. And that's certainly the case (especially with Lossless audio quality). But it turns out Apple has had to revise the list of supported devices that support the upgraded listening experience from the built-in speakers.
Apple is now testing upcoming AirPods Pro firmware that will bring software support for some of iOS 15's audio features like ambient noise reduction and spatial audio for FaceTime calls.