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Spatial audio is Apple's delivery of audio content encoded in Dolby Atmos through supported headphones and playback devices. It was announced on May 17, 2021 and became available to subscribers of Apple Music in June 2021.[1] However, the least expensive Voice Plan of Apple Music does not support spatial audio delivery.[2]

Description

Audio mixed in Dolby Atmos can have individual elements spatially placed around the listener. If listening through supported headphones, accelerometers will track head movement and adjust the playback in realtime for an immersive experience.[1]

History

A version of the feature for supported videos became available in September 2020 for AirPods Pro listeners using iOS 14 or iPadOS 14 after a firmware update.[3] Support for the AirPods Max was added with its release in December 2020.[4] Support for Macs was added in macOS 11.4 (Big Sur), which was released on May 24, 2021.[5] In October 2021, Apple introduced the 3rd-generation AirPods with support for spatial audio.[6] Support for spatial audio in FaceTime calls will be added with the release of macOS 12 (Monterey) on October 25, 2021.[7]

Supported devices

Supported headphones

Videos

References

External links

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