One dedicated Apple Music user and well-known former Microsoft tech evangelist, Robert Scoble (@Scobleizer), has created what is likely the largest collection of Dolby Atmos-supported songs on Apple Music.
Scoble’s playlist comprises more than 30,000 tracks that were mastered for Dolby Atmos and available on Apple Music. He also shared a smaller, 91-track playlist that he believes consists of “the best of the best” songs with Spatial Audio on Apple Music.
He was responding to 9to5Mac’s query about what’s the best song with Spatial Audio on Apple Music. Scoble replied, “I have the world’s largest Dolby Atmos collection” and shared his link to his curated Apple Music playlist.
I have the world’s largest Dolby Atmos collection here: https://t.co/PMgOlMX3OR
Including a playlist with all the best songs out of more than 30,000 tracks so far.
— Robert Scoble (@Scobleizer) June 4, 2022
Apple launched Spatial Audio with Dolby Atmos, as well as Lossless Audio, for Apple Music in June 2021. Spatial Audio harnesses Dolby Atmos to provide an immersive, surround sound-like experience to the listener.
Eddy Cue, Apple’s Senior Vice President of Services, said when the feature launched last year that it represents the future of music.
To listen to Spatial Audio and Dolby Atmos in Apple Music on iPhone or iPad, you’ll need iOS 14.6 (or higher) and any of the following:
- AirPods Pro or AirPods Max.
- BeatsX, Beats Solo3 Wireless, Beats Studio3, Powerbeats3 Wireless, Beats Flex, Powerbeats Pro, or Beats Solo Pro.
- The built-in speakers on an iPhone XR or later (except iPhone SE), iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd generation or later), iPad Pro 11-inch, iPad (6th generation or later), iPad Air (3rd generation or later), or iPad mini (5th generation).
You can enable Spatial Audio on your iPhone or iPad by going to Settings > Music > Audio > Dolby Atmos and selecting Automatic or Always On.
Judging by Scoble’s playlist, Apple Music has well over 30,000 Spatial Audio-enabled songs, and new ones are regularly added.
Apple Music in April debuted DJ mixes in Spatial Audio with Dolby Atmos, bringing listeners “multidimensional sound and clarity.”