It looks like Apple has achieved a goal of making the entire Apple Music catalog available in Lossless by the end of the year

When Apple Music announced support for Lossless and Dolby Atmos a few months ago, the company said the catalog would start with 20 million songs with Lossless support and have 90 million songs in high quality by the end of the year. As of December 28, it appears that Apple has hit the target.

While you might only have songs in your library labeled Apple Digital Master, they’re likely reminiscent of buying iTunes, as the company announced that none of the audio content purchased on iTunes will feature Lossless or Spatial Audio support.

9to5Mac We can’t confirm that all of Apple Music’s 90 million songs are actually in Lossless, but after searching for a huge number of artists, we couldn’t find a single collection, EP, album, group, or best collection that wasn’t available in Lossless. Without losing data.

When Apple announced its support for this higher quality, it sparked a lot of controversy, as users cannot stream Lossless content wearing Apple’s popular AirPods. Not only that but even AirPods Max can’t stream lossless, even with a wired connection.

Apple notes that users must have iOS 14.6, iPadOS 14.6, macOS 11.4, tvOS 14.6 or later to take advantage of songs in Lossless, although if they plan to listen to them using headphones, they should use a wired connection. With HomePod 15.1, for example, users can stream songs in Lossless using the original HomePod or HomePod mini.

Apple hasn’t said how many songs currently feature Hi-Res Lossless and Dolby Atmos tags, although streaming in Hi-Res Lossless requires an external DAC, and Dolby Atmos needs a proper master on the artists’ side.

As of now, while the company will bring all of its catalog to Dolby Atmos or Hi-Res Lossless, you can probably listen to the latest recordings in the best quality available, like ABBA’s Voyage and Taylor Swift’s Red (Taylor Edition).

With Apple seemingly achieving its goal of making the entire Apple Music catalog available in Lossless, the company has made another “end-of-the-year promise,” as it did with Swift Playgrounds 4 and SharePlay support on Macs. On the other hand, the much-anticipated Universal Control is slated to launch in 2022. But we can’t have it all, right?

Can you still find a song without this high quality backing? If so, let us know in the comments section below.

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