Spatial Audio from Apple puts a new spin on songs by rendering them in 3D audio and surround sound through headphones. Since Apple Music started supporting the technology in 2021, it has expanded its catalog of Spatial Audio tracks. And now there’s a way to know if songs in your library are supported.
The music library tracker (opens in new tab) application (via 9to5Mac (opens in new tab)) added a new feature called Spatial Audio tracking. This is displayed when tracks in your library have been upgraded to – or downgraded from – Spatial Audio. You can even choose to receive a daily push notification telling you which of your songs have been recorded in the last 24 hours. And it can generate a playlist consisting solely of songs in your library that are available in Spatial Audio.
According to Ben Dodson of Music Library Tracker, the app fills a gap in Apple Music’s skills.
“Apple Music doesn’t yet have a clear strategy for rendering Spatial Audio tracks,” he said. “While they have a number of playlists and collections that are updated weekly, the only way to see which songs have been upgraded in your own library is to play and see them. Obviously, this isn’t ideal and not a great way to showcasing a real leap forward in musical quality and the hundreds of thousands of songs that have been upgraded.
“I created this feature because I was determined to find a way to see which songs were updated.”
If you don’t want to pay to download the app, you can search Dodson’s website for tracks or follow his Twitter account Spatial audio releases (opens in new tab).
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