Again in Could, Apple introduced that they’d be launching lossless audio for Apple Music. Nonetheless, it appears that evidently at the moment, none of Apple’s gadgets would really assist lossless playback, though Apple did say that the HomePod would receive an update that would eventually support it.
The excellent news for HomePod homeowners is that it appears like that replace is sort of here. Should you personal an iPhone and have up to date it to iOS 14.6, it is possible for you to to stream lossless audio out of your iPhone to the HomePod. Nonetheless, this isn’t fairly the promised replace we have been hoping for, however that can come later.
As a substitute, this appears to be some sort of workaround the place for those who don’t thoughts streaming via your iPhone, this may very well be an excellent different till the replace arrives. For these unfamiliar, the HomePod is just like Sonos’ audio system the place you may stream music straight via it as a substitute of getting to depend on a paired machine like different common Bluetooth audio system.
You will have to stream it over AirPlay and it wants to point out the icon as “iPhone -> HomePod”, in any other case it’ll simply stream in common high quality. It looks as if a variety of hoops to leap via only for lossless audio, nevertheless it’s what you’ll must cope with for now.