Apple is bringing Spatial Audio and Lossless Audio to Apple Music. If you are already an Apple Music subscriber, you will automatically be able to listen to songs in Spatial Audio with the right hardware.
By default, Apple Music will automatically play Spatial Audio with Dolby Atmos tracks on all AirPods and Beats headphones with an H1 or W1 chip, as well as the built-in speakers in the latest versions of iPhone, iPad, and Mac. Spatial Audio on Apple Music will also be coming soon to Android devices.
To check out the differences between mono, stereo and Spatial Audio, you can follow this LINK where there will be demo to help you to understand.
Support local. Local R&B artist Iman Fandi, for example, has a track Timeframe featured in Spatial Audio. Check it out. And if you are still confused about Spatial Audio, Zane Lowe helps to explain it HERE.
Apple Music is making its catalog of more than 75 million songs available to subscribers in Lossless Audio. Apple uses ALAC (Apple Lossless Audio Codec) to preserve every single bit of the original audio file. This means fans will be able to hear their favorite songs exactly the way the artists created them in the studio.
So far, Apple Music’s competitor, Spotify, has yet to support Spatial Audio. Currently, I believe Amazon Music and Tidal are supporting it. In any ways, have fun with Apple Music in Spatial Audio.