Reportedly, Apple is attempting to enter music streaming world, and it’s clear after it launched lossless audio for Apple Music service. Although, the rumors were up in the market already earlier this year, and now the tech giant is planning to compete music streaming rivals like Amazon Music, Spotify, and many more.
If you are an iDevice owner, then you can listen to Apple Lossless audio in the Music app on your apple device. However, to do so, you require an active Apple Music subscription. Technically, the music delivered through Lossless is compresseed with Apple’s technology called Apple Lossless Audio Codec.
In order to eenable Lossless audio on your iPhone or iPad, navigate to Settings > Music > Audio Quality > Set the quality of Lossless.
To have the Lossless musc installed on your Mac, open Apple Music > Music > Preferences > Playback > Select Lossless under Audio quality.
While speaking about the resolution options available through Lossless, there’s two options which are 24-bit/48kHz and 24-bit/192kHz. It’s worthwhile to mention that if you want to listen music higher than 48kHz, you would require an external DAC.
Getting to the its price, Apple has confirmed that lossless audio in the Music app will be offered to users at no additional cost. All just require a subscription and a high quality set of headphones, and users can enjoy the music.
At the present, there’s around 20 million apple Music songs that have been upgraded to lossless cd-quality music. And the other remaining songs will also get the makeover in coming time.
If you are intended to know whether you can download songs in lossless quality, then offcourse you can do if you have an Apple Music subscription, however, the songs which you have already downloaded, will have to delete and re-download them in lossless quality.
But, before you do so, you must be aware of the fact that each lossless song would take up to 50 MB of space on your device, and offcourse the data storage consumption will increase.