Apple Music has finally gained support for Lossless Audio and Spatial Audio via Dolby Atmos for Android. The update also brings automatic Crossfade and lyrics search to the Apple Music app for Android, bringing its feature set on par with its iOS counterpart.
Despite being a third-party platform, Apple Music for Android is a very capable app. It has support for Android features such as widgets and Chromecast and the app actually works well too. Unlike iTunes for Windows, Apple Music on Android is fun to use.
High resolution audio comes to Apple Music for Android
Apple had launched Lossless Audio and Spatial Audio support for Apple Music on iOS, Mac, and Apple TV back in May. For Android, the company had been beta testing support for these improvements since last month.
Here are the complete release notes from the Google Play Store 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.
Note that you will not automatically hear songs at a higher quality when you upgrade the app. Make sure you go to the Apple Music app and navigate to Settings > Audio Quality and enable the toggle for Lossless Audio. You can also choose to enable lossless audio quality for Mobile Data Streaming, Wi-Fi Streaming, and Downloads. If you have a DAC and compatible headphones, you can even enable High-Resolution Lossless at 24-bit/192kHz. It is important to note that High-Resolution Lossless files are around 145 MB in file size.
Download Apple Music from Google Play Store