Apple and Mercedes-Benz announced today that native support for Apple Music’s spatial audio feature with Dolby Atmos is rolling out to select Mercedes-Benz vehicles worldwide, including the latest Mercedes-Maybach, EQS, EQS SUV, EQE and S-Class models. .


As noted before the edgeSpatial audio requires a Mercedes-Benz with a Burmester 3D or 4D audio system, which can cost thousands of extra dollars.

Apple Music has been available directly through the MBUX infotainment system on newer Mercedes-Benz vehicles since last year. Spatial sound provides an immersive surround sound listening experience that makes it sound as if the music is all around you. Spatial audio launched last year on Apple devices like the iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV, and now the feature is available locally in the car for the first time.

Oliver Chaucer, vice president of Apple Music and Beats, said in a press release. “Together with Mercedes-Benz, we now have even more opportunities to deliver fully immersive music to our subscribers around the world.”

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