The popular spatial audio feature from Apple Music is now available for the first time. Mercedes-Benz reported today that it will include spatial audio into a select number of its automobiles starting today, but support for the feature comes at a cost.
Apple and Mercedes-Benz have announced that Apple Music with spatial audio is now directly integrated with the MBUX infotainment system first in the MercedesMaybach SClass, the EQS and EQS SUV, as well as the EQE, EQE SUV, and the SClass. These cars are equipped with the 31-speaker Burmester 3D or 4D sound system, which is an added cost at the time of purchase.
Drivers are getting better sound quality than in any concert hall, providing a completely immersive listening experience with a rich, multidimensional sound and clarity.
In a statement, Oliver Schusser, Apple''s vice president of Apple Music and Beats described the new partnership as "simply adamant."
We are very delighted to be working with Mercedes to make Spatial Audio on Apple Music natively in the car for the first time. Spatial Audio is revolutionizing the way artists create and listen to music and its an experience that is impossible to explain in words; you have to hear it for yourself to appreciate it. Together, we have now more opportunities to provide comprehensive immersive music to our subscribers across the globe.
This is the first time that Apple Musics spatial audio feature has expanded to car infotainment systems. Last year, Apple appoints the feature, as well as support for lossless streaming. Spatial audio and lossless streaming are available to all Apple Music subscribers at no additional cost.