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


As noted by The borderSpatial audio requires a Mercedes-Benz vehicle with a Burmester 3D or 4D sound system, which can cost thousands of dollars more.

Since last year, Apple Music has been available directly via the MBUX infotainment system in new Mercedes-Benz vehicles. Spatial audio delivers an immersive surround listening experience that makes it seem like music is all around you. Spatial Audio launched last year on Apple devices such as the iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV, and now the feature is available for the first time natively in a car.

“Spatial Audio is revolutionizing the way artists create and fans listen to music, and it’s an experience that’s impossible to put into words; you have to listen to it in person to enjoy it,” said Oliver Schusser, vice president of Apple Music and Beats, in a press release. “Together with Mercedes-Benz, we now have even more opportunities to bring fully immersive music to our subscribers around the world.”

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