Apple Music Classical is available globally as of today. The app is available with a regular Apple Music subscription, so no extra subscription or payment is required. As the name suggests, The app focuses specifically on classical music lovers. It also centers on Primephonic, which Apple acquired in 2021.
Apple Music Classical is for classical music lovers
The app is available on iPhones running iOS 15.4 or later. Also, the Android version is “coming soon.” The app also offers 192KHz/24-bit high-resolution lossless audio quality. It also has features like browsing composer biographies, descriptions of key works, “deep-dive” guides, and more. There are few things different from the main Apple Music app. Apple Music Voice Plan subscribers can’t use the new app. There’s no iPad app yet. Also, you can’t download music for offline listening. The navigation bar has just four buttons (Listen Now, Browse, Library and Search). Also, there’s no Radio shortcut.
About this acquisition “We love and have a deep respect for classical music, and Primephonic has become a fan favorite for classical enthusiasts,” said Oliver Schusser, Apple’s vice president of Apple Music and Beats. “Together, we’re bringing great new classical features to Apple Music, and in the near future, we’ll deliver a dedicated classical experience that will truly be the best in the world.”
“Bringing the best of Primephonic to Apple Music subscribers is a tremendous development for the classical music industry,” said Thomas Steffens, Primephonic’s co-founder, and CEO. “Artists love the Primephonic service and what we’ve done in classical, and now we have the ability to join with Apple to deliver the absolute best experience to millions of listeners. We get to bring classical music to the mainstream and connect a new generation of musicians with the next generation of audience.”
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