Apple’s lossless audio technology will be added to the HomePod and HomePod Mini in a forthcoming app upgrade.
Apple Lossless Audio Codec is a proprietary lossless audio compression platform created by Apple (ALAC).
Apple also announced in a recent support document that Apple TV 4K would initially support only normal lossless audio.
Apple Music will begin offering over 20 million songs in lossless quality for free in June, increasing to over 75 million by the end of the year.
The majority of audio encoding methods result in the loss of any of the data stored in the initial source format.
Compression that is lossless retains all of the initial records.
Additionally to Lossless Audio Codec (ALAC), the company announced that the whole Apple Music library is now encoded in ALAC at resolutions varying from “16-bit/44.1 kHz (CD Quality) to 24-bit/192 kHz.”
Apple can deliver music to iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV through lossless audio compression.
“Lossless is compatible with Bluetooth speakers and headphones. Bluetooth links, on the other hand, do not accept lossless audio “According to the company.
Apple Music 1’s broadcast radio, live radio, and on-demand material, as well as music videos, would not be accessible in lossless audio.
“We offer our customers access to our complete compressed catalog with lossless audio compression at no additional cost,” said the firm.