In Could, Apple introduced that they might be launch of lossless audio for Apple Music. Nevertheless, it seems that presently none of Apple’s units would help lossless playback, though Apple mentioned the HomePod would receive an update that would eventually support it.
The excellent news for HomePod homeowners is that it seems to be like this replace is sort of here. When you have an iPhone and up to date it to iOS 14.6, it is possible for you to to stream lossless audio out of your iPhone to HomePod. Nevertheless, it isn’t fairly the promised replace we have been hoping for, however it’ll come later.
As a substitute, it looks like some kind of workaround the place if you happen to do not thoughts streaming by means of your iPhone, it is perhaps various till the replace arrives. For these unfamiliar with it, the HomePod is much like the audio system from Sonos the place you possibly can stream music instantly by means of it as a substitute of getting to depend on a paired system like different common Bluetooth audio system.
You will want to stream it on AirPlay and it ought to present the icon as “iPhone -> HomePod”, in any other case it’ll simply stream in regular high quality. It looks like lots of hoops to undergo only for lossless sound, however that is what you may must cope with for now.