Apple as we speak can also be rolling out HomePod Software program Model 15.1, which brings with it the a lot requested lossless audio help for Apple Music and in addition spatial audio.
The replace allows lossless audio help for Apple Music on each the HomePod and the HomePod mini. This implies your HomePod will now play the lossless ALAC encoded stream when enjoying Apple Music as an alternative of the lossy AAC encoded model. You will want to allow the choice by way of the settings and in addition ensure you have the person or household plan, not the brand new voice plan.
The replace additionally brings spatial audio with help for Dolby Atmos content material, obtainable solely on the bigger HomePod and never the HomePod mini. You may allow spatial audio on the HomePod even if you happen to simply have one however the impact must be higher when you’ve got two in stereo. Dolby Atmos content material is out there by way of Apple Music, Apple TV+, and iTunes Retailer.