Apple Music and Mercedes-Benz bring premium immersive surround sound to drivers around the world | Work
PARIS & STUTTGART, Germany–(BUSINESS WIRE)–16. October 2022–
Apple and Mercedes‑Benz today announced that Apple Music’s highly regarded Spatial Audio with Dolby Atmos support is now available for the first time as a native experience in Mercedes‑Benz vehicles, delivering on their joint commitment to provide customers around the world with the best music experience. Apple Music with Spatial Audio comes fully integrated through the MBUX infotainment system, a first in the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class, EQS and EQS SUV, as well as EQE, EQE SUV and S-Class, equipping these vehicles with studio-quality sounds better than in any concert hall and provides drivers with a fully immersive listening experience with unparalleled, multidimensional sound and clarity.
Apple and Mercedes Benz today announced that Apple Music’s highly regarded Spatial Audio with Dolby Atmos support is now available for the first time as a native experience in Mercedes Benz vehicles, delivering on their shared commitment to providing customers around the world with the best music experience. Apple Music with Spatial Audio comes fully integrated through the MBUX infotainment system for the first time in the Mercedes Maybach S Class, EQS and EQS SUV, as well as the EQE, EQE SUV and S Class, equipping these vehicles with studio-quality sound better than any concert hall, and providing drivers with a fully immersive listening experience with unparalleled, multidimensional sound and clarity. (Photo: Business Wire)
“Sound quality is incredibly important to Apple Music which is why we’re so excited to be working with Mercedes to make surround audio on Apple Music available natively in the car for the first time,” said Oliver Schusser, Apple’s vice president of Apple Music and Beats. “Spatial Audio is revolutionizing the way artists create and fans listen to music, and it’s an experience that’s impossible to explain in words; you have to hear it for yourself to appreciate it. Together with Mercedes, we now have even more opportunities to bring fully immersive music to our subscribers around the world.”
“We are joining forces to offer our customers a benchmark music experience unmatched in the industry,” said Markus Schäfer, Member of the Board of Management of Mercedes‑Benz Group AG, Chief Technology Officer, responsible for development and procurement. “We are proud that our vehicles will be the first non-Apple devices to natively feature immersive surround sound with Dolby Atmos. This seamless experience shows how in-car entertainment can reach exciting new levels with the perfect integration of hardware and software.”
Mercedes-Benz drivers already subscribed to Apple Music get instant access to an ever-growing selection of songs and albums available on Spatial Audio from some of the world’s biggest artists across all genres, including hip-hop, country, Latin, pop, and classic 1. Apple Music also offers curated Spatial Audio playlists like Spatial Driving and Spatial Hip-Hop, where listeners can find and discover songs from their favorite artists. In addition, subscribers can access Apple Music’s entire catalog of 100 million songs, thousands of editorially curated playlists, and daily picks from the world’s best music experts, including all the artists and hosts who broadcast on Apple Music 1, Apple Music Hits, and Apple Music Country live global radio stations.
Virgil Abloh’s limited edition Mercedes‑Maybach, which was recently released, was one of the first cars in the world — and the first model in the Mercedes-Benz lineup — to offer this superior, multidimensional soundstage powered by Burmester® high-end 4D sound system. The technology will soon be introduced to other models as well.
Burmester® premium 4D sound system includes:
- 31 speakers, including six 3D speakers that project their sound from above, 4 near-ear speakers in the front seats, an 18.5-liter subwoofer
- 8 sound transducers (two per seat)
- 2 amplifiers
- Power 1750 watts
Apple loves music. Apple revolutionized the music experience with iPod and iTunes. Today, award-winning Apple Music celebrates musicians, songwriters, producers and fans with a catalog of over 100 million songs, expertly curated playlists and interviews, conversations and global premieres from top artists with Apple Music Radio. With original content from the most respected and loved people in music, autoplay, time-synchronized lyrics, lossless audio and immersive sound powered by Spatial Audio with Dolby Atmos, Apple Music offers the best listening experience in the world, helping listeners discover new music and enjoy their favourites. while empowering a global community of artists. Apple Music is available in more than 167 countries and regions on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, Apple Watch, Apple TV, HomePod mini, CarPlay and online at music.apple.com, plus popular smart speakers, smart TVs, and Android and Windows devices. Apple Music is ad-free and never shares consumer data with third parties. More information is available at apple.com/apple-music.
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A mobile data connection is required to use the online music service “Apple Music”. Customers can purchase the required amount of data through the Mercedes me portal from a mobile network operator (MNO) or use it through their smartphone data plan via tethering.
Using Dolby Atmos results in increased data consumption.
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