Classical music lovers will soon have a new app from Apple to enjoy their favorite music. Called “Apple Music Classical,” the app launches on March 28 and offers a rich and curated experience for both iOS and Android users. The app is free for existing Apple Music subscribers.
Apple Music Classical will be available worldwide in countries where Apple Music is offered, with the exception of China, Japan, Korea and Taiwan, which regions will follow soon. And in terms of device compatibility, Apple Music Classical works on all iPhone models running iOS 15.4 or later.
According to Apple, Apple Music Classical is the “ultimate classical music experience,” with hundreds of expertly curated playlists, thousands of exclusive albums, detailed biographies of composers, in-depth guides to key works, easy-to-use browser tools, and a host of other features.
Apple also promises that the audio tracks will be streamed in the “highest audio quality available” – up to 192 kHz/24 bit Hi-Res Lossless and with Spatial Audio support. Apple will provide additional metadata to help users identify the work and the artist playing, as well as thousands of editorial notes containing biographies of composers, descriptions of major works, and more
Apple Music Classical is available for pre-order on the App Store starting today, and “once the pre-order is complete, Apple Music Classical will automatically download at launch to enable instant listening for users who have enabled Auto Update in their settings,” Apple said in the press release. However, the Android app for this is coming ‘soon’ and could be launched after the iOS release.
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