Apple is bringing lossless music to the HomePod for the first time.
The company released a new beta version of the HomePod 15 operating system, and now it seems as though Lossless Audio support has been added for both the original discontinued HomePod and the HomePod mini.
Earlier in the year, the company introduced higher-quality Lossless Audio and Spatial Audio on Apple Music, but when it launched, the HomePod wasn’t supported. Apple confirmed that it planned to bring lossless support to the HomePod later in the year, but some worried that it would be limited to newer devices like the mini only.
However, this latest software beta confirms that the new lossless audio feature will be available to all HomePod users around the world when it officially launched this September, alongside iOS 15 and iPadOS 15.
If you’re running the HomePod 15 beta, you can turn on lossless audio by heading to the Home app on your iPhone, pressing the Home icon on the top corner, and Settings. You can then scroll down to Media, Apple Music, and toggle on Lossless Audio. Then, when you play a song that’s available in lossless quality, Apple will automatically choose the lossless version – and the Apple Music player will show a lossless icon to confirm it.
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