Earlier this year, Apple announced that they would be launching lossless streaming to Apple Music where it would be available to all subscribers at no extra cost. The company initially launched the feature with 20 million songs that supported the new streaming format, and stated that they are aiming to cover its entire catalogue by the end of the year.
Now according to 9to5Mac, it appears that the company has managed to achieve its goal. While there was nothing officially announced by Apple, the publication notes that pretty much every song and artist and album they searched for appeared to be lossless, suggesting that Apple had indeed hit its goal.
For those unfamiliar, lossless audio formats are where the music isn’t as compressed compared to traditional digital music formats. This means that in theory, the quality will be better, but of course if you’re listening to it on a pair of cheap $5 earphones, you probably wouldn’t be able to tell the difference.
In addition to lossless, Apple also offers a higher tier in the form of Hi-Res Lossless which will require that users have a DAC in order to fully take advantage of it. Keep in mind that lossless streaming will consume more data compared to regular streaming, so if you’re streaming over cellular, you could burn through your data cap faster than normal.