If you happen to have a BTS fan – more specifically, a member of the BTS “army” – in your household, then you’ve probably already heard that today is extremely important for the fans. K-pop superstars. The long-awaited new BTS Evidence The album is finally here, and as I write this, three tracks from the 48-song anthology album have soared to the top three spots on the iTunes charts.
The stunning music video for the album’s first single Yet to come (The most beautiful moment) had already racked up over 10 million views on YouTube pretty quickly – about 2 hours or so after its release last night. And it’s now over 32 million than Friday morning. Apple Music, meanwhile, will be a particularly important destination for BTS fans today. That’s because the third and final episode of BTS’ Apple Music 1 show BTS Radio: past and present started streaming today.
In this article, meanwhile, we want to talk about one specific benefit of Apple Music that anyone streaming Evidence today will definitely want to take advantage of. If you haven’t listened to the album yet with the Spatial Audio and Dolby Atmos audio formats enabled? Well, get ready for a serious upgrade to your experience streaming the band’s new music.
BTS Evidence: New album, now available
When wearing a pair of AirPods, the two aforementioned audio formats will make the sound of music seem all around you. Plus, the music will feel like it adjusts every time you turn your head. Just like you would if you were actually standing in the center of the room when recording the track.
There are two settings you’ll want to toggle to take advantage of both Spatial Audio and Dolby Atmos. Let’s start with spatial audio.
In your device’s “Settings” app, tap Bluetooth, then tap the circled “i” next to your AirPods. Next, scroll down to Spatial Audio, tap it, then make sure it’s enabled on the next screen. This is the setting that will make the sound of the music seem to adjust as you turn your head.
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As for Dolby Atmos, this will also require you to open the Settings app on your device.
Scroll down to Music and tap it. Then tap Dolby Atmos. From there, make sure there’s a checkmark next to the “automatic” setting and you’re good to go. This means Apple Music automatically plays songs in Dolby Atmos and other Dolby Atmos audio formats whenever it’s connected to compatible outputs like AirPods and supported Beats headphones.
Now everything is ready, although we have to add an important note about the new album.
As far as BTS fans will appreciate Evidence today on streaming platforms like Apple Music? There is also a part of this album that no one will be able to broadcast today. This is because BTS has included the value of a hardware disc which is only available to fans who purchase a physical copy of Evidence. It’s packed with demo tracks and never-before-seen material — a real gift, in other words, to the BTS army.
Our sister publication rolling stone called the vulnerability BTS shows in this collection of music “the most meaningful gift” the group can give to their fans. “And Evidence shows that whichever direction they take to move forward, a wide-open future lies ahead of them.