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Apple today updated its Apple Music for Android app to introduce support for Spatial Audio and Lossless music quality, bringing feature parity to the Android and iOS operating systems.

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Spatial Audio and Lossless for Apple Music came to Apple devices in June, and has been available in a beta capacity on Android since last month. From the release notes for the 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.
In the Settings menu of the Apple Music app on Android, users can access an "Audio Quality" sub-menu with options to enable Lossless Audio and choose between different tiers where applicable.

Apple does not provide specific details on which Android devices are able to support the Apple Music features, and suggests in a support document that Android users check with their device's manufacturer.

Article Link: Apple Music App for Android Gains Spatial Audio and Lossless Quality
 
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MauiPa

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Automatic Crossfade, a new way to listen that blends each song into the next for a seamless experience.

Sounds lika a horrible experience if you ask me. :D
but you know, if streaming service that shall not be named and that does not pay the artists very well, has it, whoah must be way better than Apple Music. But, I'm good without it
 

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Got the update on my phone. I did not like how they changed cellular data to 64k aacPlus which sounds terrible like an 128 kbps MP3. So I changed it to 256 kbps Aac for cellular as there are spots where I get slow speeds so I don't think lossless is going to handle it.

I use lossless on WiFi wired to my Bosr speakers.
 

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This seems to work without a hitch on my Kann Alpha DAP (which uses an Android based OS and allows side loading of some music apps, including Apple Music) and sounds absolutely fantastic through my balanced IEMs.

The DAP also supports LDAC over Bluetooth for higher quality on headphones that support it (possibly only Sony?) but I prefer wired

My initial testing shows that Lossless and Hi Res is fully supported by the player’s built in DAC, but not Dolby Atmos which doesn’t show as an option (although I don’t like it anyway so it’s no loss to me)


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This seems to work without a hitch on my Kann Alpha DAP (which uses an Android based OS and allows side loading of some music apps, including Apple Music) and sounds absolutely fantastic through my balanced IEMs.
Neat device!
If I am not mistaken, DAP signifies digital audio player.
 

MyRomeo

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This seems to work without a hitch on my Kann Alpha DAP (which uses an Android based OS and allows side loading of some music apps, including Apple Music) and sounds absolutely fantastic through my balanced IEMs.

The DAP also supports LDAC over Bluetooth for higher quality on headphones that support it (possibly only Sony?) but I prefer wired

My initial testing shows that Lossless and Hi Res is fully supported by the player’s built in DAC, but not Dolby Atmos which doesn’t show as an option (although I don’t like it anyway so it’s no loss to me)


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Yup! Can confirm Sony Walkman A100 and Z500 series happily play high res lossless too, all the way to 32 bit 192khz. No Dolby atmos tho.
 
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