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Guide To Enable Spatial Audio with Dolby Atmos on Apple Music

For Apple Music subscribers, Apple has newly introduced the Spatial audio feature with Dolby ATMOS in Apple Music. Now, if you are not familiar with it, Spatial audio gives you an enriched and immersive audio streaming experience. With this feature enabled on your Apple device, you can experience an absolutely satisfactory mix of all the surrounding sound sources individually.

Plus, if you are a music enthusiast, you can now have a multidimensional experience with Apple Music streaming. Besides, the Spatial audio feature is available with your Airpods, iPhone built-in speakers, iPad, Mac, Apple TV 4K, and many other headphones. However, as it is newly launched in the market, users seem to have complications enabling this feature on Apple Music. So, here is a complete guide you need to follow in order to enable the Spatial Audio with Dolby ATMOS on Apple Music.

Guide To Enable Spatial Audio with Dolby ATMOS on Apple Music

To further enhance your music streaming experience with Apple Music, you can now leverage the Spatial audio feature. The steps to enable Spatial audio feature on different Apple devices are given below:

Enabling Spatial Audio with Dolby ATMOS on iPhone and iPad

To enable this feature on your iPhone and iPad, just follow the next few steps carefully:

  1. Go to the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad
  2. Now, go to  Apple Music.
  3. Tap on the Dolby ATMOS option under the Audio tab.
  4. Choose from the Automatic, Always-On, and ATMOS off options.

If you don’t find this feature on your device, simply update your iOS or iPadOS to avail of the feature and use it.

Enabling Spatial Audio with Dolby ATMOS on Mac

To experience Spatial Audio with Dolby ATMOS on your Mac, here’s what you need to do:

  • Launch the Apple Music app on your Mac.
  • Click on Music from the menu bar.
  • Go to Preferences.
  • Tap on the Playback option.
  • Finally, choose from the Automatic, Always-On, and ATMOS off option.

In this case, make sure your Mac is updated to macOS 11.4. Otherwise, you won’t be able to enable this feature on Apple Music.

Enabling Spatial Audio with Dolby ATMOS on Apple TV 4K

In order to turn on this feature on your Apple TV 4K, you need to follow a couple of steps as mentioned below:

  • Switch on your Apple TV
  • Go to Settings.
  • Then go to Apps.
  • Now, click on Music.
  • Select Dolby ATMOS and choose your preference from either Automatic or off.

Before enabling the Spatial audio feature on your Apple TV 4K, update it to TvOS 14.6. Next, make sure you have one of the following devices connected to your Apple TV:

  1. HomePod (Set as default speaker)
  2. Television with support for Dolby ATMOS
  3. Sound Bar with Dolby ATMOS compatibility
  4. AV Receiver

Besides, you can also use this feature with the devices supported for the Automatic mode for Dolby ATMOS as well.

Spatial Audio with Dolby ATMOS: Automatic Mode

The Automatic mode allows the supported audios to automatically play in Dolby ATMOS. In order to enable the Auto mode, you need to ensure that you have one of the devices supporting the Automatic mode. The list of devices that support the Automatic mode is as follows:

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  • AirPods, AirPods Pro, AirPods Max (with Spatial audio enabled).
  • BeatsX, Beats Flex, Beats Studio 3, Beats Solo3 Wireless, Powerbeats 3 Wireless, Powerbeats Pro, Beats Solo Prio
  • Built-in speaker on iPhone XR or later versions (except iPhone SE).

Spatial Audio with Dolby ATMOS: Always On Mode

The Always On mode comes in handy if you want to use it with any other headphones than the ones mentioned above. If your headphones do not support automatic playback, then turn on the Always On option to leverage the Spatial audio feature on your Apple device.

Conclusion

If you are using an Apple device with the available OS version as mentioned in each case, then you can easily turn on this feature. The Spatial audio feature in Apple Music will now take your music streaming experience to the very next level. If you follow the steps mentioned above, you can enable Spatial audio with Dolby ATMOS absolutely trouble-free. Also, make sure to enable the correct option depending on the device you wish to use for the audio.

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