Late yesterday, Apple Music turned on Spatial Audio and Lossless Audio for some content on Apple’s streaming music app. Support for the new features has not reached all users yet and you can tell whether or not your iPhone has the new Spacial Audio feature by going to Settings > Music. If you’re phone has received the update, you’ll see a new “Dolby Atmos” option that allows users to select between automatic, always on, and off.
Apple Music offers playlists with tracks playing in Spatial Audio
Built using Dolby Atmos technology, with Spatial Audio, sounds can be heard by your ears to have come from above you, from the sides, in front of you, and the rear. The end result is similar to the audio systems used in theaters where you can pinpoint the direction that a sound comes from. Thousands of tracks in Apple Music are compatible right now with this feature and they can be spotted by looking for the Dolby Atmos icon. Apple Music also has Spacial Audio playlists with songs, hits, and albums available to be played in this format.
Apple iPhone users who have received the update can choose to receive audio in High Quality or Lossless depending on the platform being used to receive the audio streams
Apple previously said that over 20 million songs will be lossless at launch with Apple Music’s complete 75 million song inventory lossless by the end of this year.