Apple is launching a new service based on its well-known music streaming. It’s called Apple Music Classical.
This new service, starting on March 28, 2023, has its own app and is based on the Primephonic streaming service, which was acquired by Apple in 2021.
Find out the details of this service below.
What is Apple Music Classical?
Apple Music Classical is a special section of Apple’s music streaming service that features classical music from composers all over the world.
It offers access to a wide variety of classical music, including operas, symphonies, sonatas, and more. There are over five million tracks, hundreds of curated playlists, and thousands of exclusive albums.
There is a standalone app that can be downloaded here. Through it, you can have direct access to this type of content, without distractions or other more “pop” genres of releases.
Interestingly, there is no version of Apple Music Classical for iPadOS, which makes it an exclusive app for iPhone (at least at the beginning).
Despite being released alongside iOS 16.4, apparently the app seems to run smoothly from iOS 15.4 onwards. That is, even those who do not want to update the system can use the service.
Apple has already announced that it is also developing a version for the Android system, which should be released “soon”.
The app features rich biographies of composers, editorial notes, and detailed information about major works, as well as a more advanced search experience, allowing users to search by composer, work, conductor, and catalog number.
Apple says it has been working with classical music artists and institutions to offer exclusive content and recordings on Apple Music Classical, including Hi-Res Lossless audio tracks and Spatial Sound.
How much does it cost?
There is no specific subscription for Classical. In fact, to access the catalog, you just need to have signed up for a normal Apple Music plan.
The difference is that there is a specific app only with classical music.