Apple has recently announced that it will be releasing a standalone app, Apple Music Classical, which specializes in the classical music genre. The app is set to launch on March 28th, and it will be a separate release in the App Store rather than being bundled into iOS.
What is Apple Music Classical app?
Apple Music Classical, the latest standalone app from Apple, is set to launch on March 28th, featuring an immersive experience through spatial audio and thousands of exclusive albums. Classical music enthusiasts can enjoy hundreds of curated playlists and insightful composer biographies, among other features.
A delayed release
Apple had initially planned to release a classical-focused app by the end of 2021 after acquiring the music service Primephonic. However, the company missed that target, and the release was postponed. But now, Apple Music Classical is almost here, and it will offer a seamless experience to classical music enthusiasts.
Apple Music Classical promises to offer deeper search and composer metadata, making it stand apart from mainstream music services. Additionally, it will provide hundreds of curated playlists, thousands of exclusive albums, insightful composer biographies, deep-dive guides for many key works, and intuitive browsing features. The app will also use spatial audio, which is a unique feature of classical music, to enhance the overall listening experience.
Unmatched quality and optimized search
With Apple Music Classical, users can expect to find any recording in the world’s largest classical music catalog with a fully optimized search. The app will stream at up to 192 kHz/24-bit hi-res lossless, and Apple claims that it will include “thousands” of spatial audio recordings. Like Primephonic, Apple Music Classical will offer thorough and accurate classical metadata, a challenge for services that accommodate all music genres in one destination. The search function will enable users to find specific recordings instantly, with options to search by composer, work, conductor, or catalog number.
Access and availability
Access to the app is included in a standard Apple Music subscription. However, it’s worth noting that there won’t be a native iPad version of the app, and Apple has confirmed that Apple Music Classical will not include offline downloads at launch.
Apple Music Classical is a game-changer for classical music enthusiasts, with its specialized features, unmatched quality, and optimized search function. The app promises to revolutionize how we experience classical music and bring it to a broader audience.
Curated playlists and composer biographies to enhance the listening experience
Apple Music Classical’s catalog comprises the world’s largest classical music collection, and the app aims to make it quick and easy for users to find any recording they want. With a fully optimized search, classical music lovers can access hundreds of curated playlists, thousands of exclusive albums, and insightful composer biographies.
Additionally, deep-dive guides for many key works and intuitive browsing features will enhance the listening experience for users. The app is set to provide users with an immersive musical journey by bringing classical music to life in a whole new way.
Introducing Apple Music Classical, the new app designed specifically for classical music. Pre-order today on the @AppStore. https://t.co/lwnF4Dx4ua pic.twitter.com/F8uMKMVm2i
— Apple Music Classical (@AppleClassical) March 9, 2023
Apple is making a concerted effort to stand out in the competitive music streaming space by catering to classical music fans with its standalone app, Apple Music Classical. This move could help Apple Music to gain more traction and catch up with Spotify’s subscription numbers. In contrast, Spotify recently introduced a redesign that incorporates features popularized by social media apps like TikTok.
Initially, Apple Music Classical will only be available on iOS, with an Android version set to release in the future. The app will be compatible with iOS 15.4 or later and will be accessible worldwide where Apple Music is offered, except for China, Japan, Korea, and Taiwan, which will be supported later.
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