When Apple announced the new lossless audio streaming option for Apple Music, it found that virtually none of Apple’s audio products, like the AirPods and HomePod line of products, would support this in any way disappointing.
There is some good news on the HomePod front, however. According to an updated support document, Apple will apparently at some point release a software update for the HomePod that can support the lossless audio option. In the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) asking if the HomePod supports this or not, Apple mentions that it will be in a future software update. “HomePod and HomePod mini currently use AAC to ensure great audio quality. Support for lossless products will be provided in a future software update. “
The FAQs also explain why the AirPods don’t support lossless functionality because of their Bluetooth connection. “AirPods, AirPods Pro, AirPods Max and Beats wireless headphones use Apple’s AAC Bluetooth codec to ensure excellent audio quality. Bluetooth connections do not support lossless audio. “
Apple notes that using a wired connection with the AirPods Max allows for “exceptional audio quality,” but notes that it is not completely lossless due to the analog-to-digital conversion in the cable.
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