Apple has kicked off the new initiative with Ed Sheeran and says that all future Apple Music Live performances will be available to stream on Apple TV+.
The so-called Apple Music Live sessions have returned for a second season that will also appear on Apple TV+ with video in glorious 4K resolution and Dolby Vision HDR as well as Dolby Atmos audio to let to listen on a home theatre system or in spatial audio with Apple AirPods.
Ed Sheeran's concert in 4K Dolby Vision and Atmos on Apple TV+. Screenshot: FlatpanelsHD
The first concert in the new format was Ed Sheeran's Eventim Apollo performance in London on May 10. Besides live streaming, the concert is available to stream on-demand for 1 month until June 9.
- "Sheeran’s Apple Music Live performance will debut on Wednesday, May 10, at noon PST on Apple Music at apple.co/AMLEdSheeran. Plus, for the first time, the performance — and all future Apple Music Live performances — will also be available to stream on Apple TV+," announced Apple.
"The biggest stars"The company said that Apple Music Live gives "the biggest stars in music a stage to connect with audiences around the world".
Artists from season 1 include Harry Styles, Billie Eilish, Alicia Keys, Lil Durk, Mary J. Blige, Luke Combs and Wizkid. However, season 1 was not available to stream on Apple TV+.
Apple added that behind-the-scenes footage, the setlist, and more exclusive content can be found in the Shazam app after the live performance.