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Apple Music: Lossless Catalog now appears to be complete

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For half a year now, songs have been available on Apple Music Stream in lossless quality. It now seems that all songs have been updated for the new quality level.

More and more music streaming services are offering their content in lossless quality, including Apple Music. Since June you can enjoy hi-res audio with it at no extra charge. The only requirement is that you have audio hardware that can handle it. These can be, for example, wired headphones with an external DAC or a HomePod. In addition, some titles are even equipped with Dolby Atmos, which means that with compatible headphones, such as the latest AirPods, you can hear the sound from several directions.

For the launch, versproWe expect that all songs will be updated for lossless streaming by the end of the year. As it turns out, the company was actually able to deliver on that promise.

Apple Music: No content found without a lossless option

Various other editorial offices did research, but no song or album was found that could not be called up in lossless quality. I also went through my media library a little more closely. I couldn't find any songs or albums that hadn't been updated yet. In one case, however, a song retains the “Apple Digital Master” logo. Old iTunes purchases cannot be adjusted, which was announced in advance.

Now that Apple Music's Lossless offer is complete, the question of what with Spotify Hifi has happened. It was actually supposed to start this year too, but so far we haven't heard from it. Let's see if that changes next year.


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What a terribly misleading article. Less than 50% of Apple Music catalog is lossless! Way less than Deezer, Tidal, Qobuz. Not to mention they have 50% smaller catalog than the rest of them.

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