- Jan 8, 2011
App Store: Apple Music Classical
Get the app designed specifically for classical music. Available to Apple Music subscribers at no additional cost. Instantly find any recording in the world’s largest classical music catalog with search built for the genre. Enjoy the highest audio quality available (up to 192 kHz/24-bit Hi-Res Lossless) and hear classical favorites like never before in spatial audio, all with zero ads.
Apple Music Classical also makes it easy for beginners to get acquainted with the genre thanks to hundreds of Essentials playlists, insightful composer biographies, deep-dive guides for many key works, and intuitive browsing features.
The Ultimate Classical Experience
- Get unlimited access to the world’s largest classical music catalog (over 5 million tracks) with everything from new releases to celebrated masterpieces, plus thousands of exclusive albums.
- Search by composer, work, conductor, or even catalog number, and find specific recordings instantly.
- Listen in the highest audio quality (up to 192 kHz/24 bit Hi-Res Lossless) and enjoy thousands of recordings in immersive spatial audio with Dolby Atmos.
- Benefit from complete and accurate metadata to make sure you know exactly what and who you are playing.
- Learn while you listen, with thousands of composer biographies, descriptions of key works, and more.
- Listen using AirPlay on compatible wireless devices.
- Requires an Apple Music subscription (Individual, Student, Family, or Apple One). Not available with the Apple Music Voice Plan.
- Available worldwide where Apple Music is offered, excluding China, Japan, Korea, Russia, Taiwan, Turkey, Afghanistan and Pakistan. Available features and content may vary by country or region.
- Apple Music Classical is available for all iPhone models running iOS 15.4 or later.
- To listen to music on Apple Music Classical, you must have an internet connection.
Credit: Apple Music Classical is finally here as page appears in the App StoreEver since Apple bought the classical music streaming app PrimePhonic in 2021, we've been eagerly awaiting news of Apple Music Classical. There is now an App store page, and it brings to light some interesting points that are worth looking at. I've confirmed with Apple that Apple Music Classical will be iOS-only when it launches. No iPad app.
Importantly, the excellent search parameters of PrimePhonic will be making a return. You'll be able to search by "composer, work, conductor or even catalogue number, and find specific recordings instantly" according to the app store page, making it a lot easier to find different recordings without having to sort through pages upon pages of results. This is important to classical music, as the same composition may be played by many different orchestras or ensembles, with many different recordings, unlike just a band or artist and an album or song.
Spatial Audio is also coming along, making the music sound like it's all around you. That could be amazing for classical music, with the orchestra surrounding you. This feature, like Apple Music, is only going to be available to supported headphones and speakers, like the AirPods Max and HomePod 2.