Signs of Apple Music Lossless, Spatial Audio, Dolby Atmos content showing up for some users

With Apple Music Lossless streaming set to arrive sometime in June, some users are reporting signs now that content is arriving on the service to support the launch.

Spatial Audio with Dolby Atmos and Lossless Audio are coming to Apple Music subscribers beginning June 2021.
Spatial Audio with Dolby Atmos and Lossless Audio are coming to Apple Music subscribers beginning June 2021.

In mid-May, Apple announced that Apple Music would be bringing industry-leading sound quality to subscribers with the addition of Spatial Audio with support for Dolby Atmos. Spatial Audio gives artists the opportunity to create immersive audio experiences for their fans with true multidimensional sound and clarity. Apple Music subscribers will also be able to listen to more than 75 million songs in Lossless Audio — the way the artists created them in the studio. These new features will be available for Apple Music subscribers starting in June at no additional cost.

Wesley Hilliard for AppleInsider:

Impatient users hoping to find the update live have discovered some albums are showing labels for Lossless or Dolby Atmos already, while others are being prompted to re-download albums for new formats.

AppleInsider cannot replicate any of these discoveries. Most discoveries appear to be in Europe and Asia. However, we have discovered that all music videos will show they are playing with Spatial Audio enabled within the Apple Music app.

One user in the Netherlands was prompted to download an album to experience it with Dolby Atmos with Lossless audio, but it didn’t actually download.

MacDailyNews Take: Imminent.


  1. I use my iPhone/Apple AirPods Max everyday for my 3 Mile dog walk and would love to get higher resolution files anytime Apple feels like releasing them. Looking forward to at least 16/44 files listening capability.

  2. Even though some files are reportedly being updated/ upgraded I have no idea how one would stream them yet until the ability of iOS to PLAY those files is also updated.

    In other words it would still play them as AAC 256k rather than CD quality.

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