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360 Reality Audio Now Available On Amazon Music Unlimited With Any Headphones


“We are excited to introduce more services and devices that give listeners the ability to experience 360 ​​Reality Audio,” said Tyler ishida, Vice President of Consumer Business Group, Sony Electronics Inc. “360 Reality Audio is a powerfully immersive audio experience that represents our commitment to providing listeners with high-quality sound that preserves the true intention of the creator. ”

Launched in 2019, Sony’s 360 Reality Audio2 enables artists and creators to produce music by mapping sound sources such as voices, choirs and instruments with positional information and placing them in a spherical space. This revolutionary music experience, powered by Sony’s 360 spatial sound technologies, evokes the feeling of being in a music studio or live concert hall, all without leaving the comfort of home.

“By extending 360 Reality Audio content to even more customers using Amazon Music, we’re making it easier for fans to experience immersive content than ever before,” said André Stapleton, Global Head of Artist and Label Relations at Amazon Music. “Listening to music in 360 Reality Audio is an eye-opening experience that immerses fans in music, and I can’t wait for more listeners to hear their favorite songs in 360 Reality Audio. “

360 Reality audio distribution, content and device announcements:

  • Support for Amazon Music Unlimited3: As of today, Amazon Music Unlimited will support playback of 360 Reality Audio content on any headset.1. This will give customers even more ways to listen to and enjoy 360 Reality Audio content.

    With the purchase of qualifying Sony headphones, as well as a range of other Sony Electronics products, customers will receive a 4-month free trial of an Amazon Music Unlimited monthly plan.4. In addition to the free trial, to experience 360 ​​Reality Audio with Amazon Music Unlimited (sold separately), please visit: https://www.amazon.com/music/unlimited (United States) Where https://www.amazon.ca/musique/unlimited (Canada).

  • Android 125 Supports 360 Reality Audio: Android 12 now supports MPEG-H 3D Audio, which includes 360 Reality Audio. Devices with the Android operating system acquire the ability to play 360 Reality Audio by incorporating the set-top box, making it easier than ever for manufacturers to develop 360 Reality Audio compatible devices.6 With this integration, Sony hopes to accelerate the expansion of 360 Reality Audio compatible devices.
  • Extended 360 Reality audio products: 360 Reality Audio compatible devices have been expanded into various categories. To date, Sony has released 360 Reality Audio Compatible Soundbars (HT-A7000, HT-A5000), Wireless Neckband Speakers (SRS-NS7), Wireless Speakers, Headphones, Xperia devices and a home theater system (HT-A9).

    The other companies7 also announced 360 Reality Audio certified devices, including Audio-Technica headphones, Sennheiser soundbars, McIntosh AV processors, and Amazon Echo Studio, demonstrating the industry’s commitment to the format.

  • Increase in 360 Reality audio content: The number of compatible songs has grown to around 7,000 and includes artists like Alicia Keys, Duran Duran, Lil Nas X, P! NK and Pink Floyd.

    “Over the past year, my engineer Ann and I have worked passionately to reinvent my catalog in 360 Reality Audio, a process that has allowed us to immerse ourselves in the music we love endlessly!” noted Alicia Keys. “Doing these spatial audio mixes revealed some unforgettable moments – little details that define a song but tend to lurk in the mix. I’m so proud of the results, and can’t wait for you to fall in love with my song again. music in 360 Reality Audio on Amazon Music. “

    “When there is a significant technological development in audio, as an artist I am always curious to explore the possibilities. I was delighted when 360 Reality Audio contacted Duran Duran first to see if we might be interested in working together on creating content for their new music experience, “said Nick rhodes of Duran Duran. “Once I understood how this improved technology worked, especially for headphones, we immediately started experimenting with custom mixes of tracks from our new album Future Past. The results were inspiring as the sound is immersive and unlike any previous experience with headphones. result, we now intend to return slowly to the set of Duran Duran catalog so that listeners can share this new and unique perspective for all of our songs. “

  • Wide distribution of 360 Reality audio content: By the end of 2021, Sony will deliver a streamlined 360 Reality Audio content distribution solution for independent and non-professional artists. Vertical Craft Inc., which operates the ‘Tully App’ music distribution service, and EVEARA, which is expanding its platform, will launch new services on their respective platforms to help artists easily distribute and stream content. 360 Reality Audio, providing greater opportunities for artists to create with 360 Reality Audio. To learn more, please visit: https://tullyapp.com/ and https://www.eveara.com/.

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About Sony Electronics Inc.
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1 360 Reality Audio can be used with any headset that has compatible online music services. Optimizing the sound field using Sony | The Headphones Connect app is not available with Amazon Music Unlimited at this time.
2 360 Reality Audio requires a subscription to a compatible online music service and third-party terms, account, and charges may apply.
3 Amazon, Amazon Music, Echo, Alexa, and all related logos are trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. Amazon account and Amazon Music Unlimited subscription required. Bluetooth® connection required.
4 Offer must be used by February 28, 2024 11:59 p.m. (PST). This 4 month free trial offer of an Amazon Music Unlimited monthly individual plan is a limited time offer and is only available to new Amazon Music Unlimited subscribers. After the promotional trial, your subscription will automatically continue at the monthly price of $ 9.99 ($ 7.99 for Prime members) plus applicable taxes until you cancel. Your subscription continues until canceled. Cancel the renewal at any time by visiting Your Amazon Music Settings (https://music.amazon.com/settings). This offer cannot be combined with any other offer. Digital content and services may only be available to customers located in the United States and are subject to the terms and conditions of Amazon.com Services LLC. Offer limited to one per customer and account. Amazon reserves the right to modify or cancel the offer at any time. Offer is not transferable and cannot be resold. If you violate any of these conditions, the offer will be invalid. Amazon, Amazon Music, and all related logos are trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates.
5 Google and Android are registered trademarks of Google LLC.
6 Participation in the 360 ​​Reality Audio license program is required.
7 Please visit each company’s website for product details.

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