Apple is a well-known brand dealing with designing, developing, and selling computer software, consumer electronics, and online services. Additionally, it brings the latest updates and devices for its users. This time, they have introduced Apple Spatial Audio. Being an Apple user, you must know and everything about Apple Spatial Audio. Let’s begin the tour!
What is Apple Spatial Audio?
Spatial audio is a sonic feature released by Apple that is exclusive to AirPods Max and AirPods Pro. It offers to surround sound to Apple’s premium audio wearables. Moreover, it gave a theatre-based audio experience to the video or movie you are watching. It feels like if the second sound is coming from all around you.
The Apple Spatial Audio generally uses 5.1, 7.1 and/or Dolby Atmos signals from different media files. Accordingly, it put on directional audio filters and changes the frequencies for each ear. Then, this frequency change is sent to different sound outputs to reproduce the effect of direction to each ear of the user.
Apps Compatible with Spatial Audio
- Air Video HD (Turn on Surround in Audio settings)
- Apple’s TV app
- Foxtel Go (Australia)
- HBO Max
- FE File Explorer (DTS 5.1 unsupported)
- Plex (Enable old video player in Settings)
- Some TIDAL songs
Some Well-known Apps That Do Not Run Apple Spatial Audio
- Amazon Prime Video
Required Things to Use Apple Spatial Audio
To enjoy the benefits of spatial audio on AirPods Max and/ or AirPods Pro, you are required to have an iPhone 7 or later any of the iPad models given below.
- iPad Pro 12.9‑inch (3rd generation) and/ or later
- iPad Air (3rd generation)
- iPad Pro 11‑inch
- iPad mini (5th generation)
- iPad (6th generation) and later
Additionally, you must also have the iOS 14 or iPadOS 14 or any other later operating system installed on your device. Apart from this, you may also have the latest firmware on your AirPods Max or AirPods Pro.
Note: Apple TV Models and Apple Mac do not support Apple spatial audio.