Deezer has launched a new standalone music app that lets its high-res music subscribers enjoy Sony’s 360 Reality Audio music format.
The app, called 360 by Deezer, aims to make listeners feel as if they are immersed in sound from all directions using Sony’s 360 Reality Audion, which was launched at the CES conference in January. It is available on iOS and Android.
Earlier this month, Sony announced that beginning in late fall 2019 listeners in the United States, Europe and other markets will be able to access approximately 1,000 songs through Amazon Music HD, Deezer, nugs.net and TIDAL.
“Our new app offers hi-fi enthusiasts a dedicated and exclusive experience where they can easily access their 360 Reality Audio tracks,” Stefan Tweraser, Deezer’s chief product and growth officer, said in an emailed press release. “The new format provides music fans with a virtual audio experience that could previously only be achieved with special sound gear in a dedicated space. Now, with the 360 by Deezer app, all they need is a pair of headphones.”
TAvailable music in the 360 Reality Audio will be limited at the outset, since artists will need time to remaster their back catalogs using the new format. Listeners will already find albums and tracks by Aerosmith, Britney Spears, Earth Wind & Fire, Marvin Gaye, and Miles Davis.
To access the 360 Reality Audio tracks, users need a $20 per month Deezer Hi-Fi subscription, and the 360 by Deezer app for iOS or Android, plus a set of headphones. The new 360 app will lets users listen to Sony 360 content as well as their ’favorited tracks within the standard Deezer app.
Source: Digital Trends