Apple HomePod, Mini will now support lossless audio

May 25 2021 10:46 AM
Apple HomePod, Mini will now support lossless audio

Apple brings its lossless audio technology to HomePod and HomePod Mini via a future software update. The techno giant has developed its own lossless audio compression technology called Apple Lossless Audio Codec.

A new support document has been introduced where tech giant also revealed that Apple TV 4K will only support standard lossless audio at its launch. Apple Music will offer more than 20 million songs in lossless quality for free at the launch of ALAC technology in June that will reach over 75 million by the end of this year. Most audio compression techniques lose some amount of data contained in the original source file which was upsetting for users. The users started having trust issues with company. Lossless compression is a form of compression that preserves all of the original data. In addition to ALAC, the entire Apple Music catalog is now also encoded using ALAC in resolutions ranging from 16-bit/44.1 kHz (CD Quality) up to 24-bit/192 kHz. The company will deliver music using lossless audio compression to iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV.

“Lossless will playback normally on Bluetooth speakers and headphones. However, Bluetooth connections don`t support lossless audio,” said the company. In the lossless audio, Broadcast radio, live radio and on-demand content from Apple Music 1, Apple Music Hits, Apple Music Country and music videos will not be available.

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