In August 2021, Apple acquired Primephonic and shut it down. For those unfamiliar, Primephonic was a music streaming service that revolved around the classic genre. the Great iPhone The game maker then promised to launch its dedicated classical music streaming app on the road. The wait is finally over, Apple Music Classical is now official, and we’re here to explain what you need to know.
Pricing and availability
Classic Apple Music It is a standalone app that you can pre-order from the App Store. It will be available exclusively to iPhone users with iOS 15.4 and later, starting March 28th. So for now, iPad, Mac, Android and Windows users cannot use this app.
Apple Classics requires an Apple Music subscription other than a Voice plan. So whether you’re paying for a Student, Family, or Apple One plan, you’ll be able to take advantage of Apple Music Classic at no additional cost. Apparently, the app only works online and does not support downloading tracks for offline broadcasting. Therefore an internet connection is required to use it at all times.
Notably, Apple Music Classical is available worldwide where Apple Music is supported. However, the company excluded China, Japan, Korea, Russia, Taiwan, Turkey, Afghanistan and Pakistan. So if you reside in one of these countries, you won’t be able to access the dedicated Apple Music Classical app, even if you have an active Apple Music subscription.
When you launch the Apple Music Classical app for the first time, you may notice that it looks quite similar to the regular Apple Music app. You get the same listen nowAnd browseAnd libraryAnd seek tab windows. In particular, though, there is no radio tab for the time being.
the listen now The tab offers personalized recommendations based on your play history and personal taste. while, browse Includes some of the 700 curated playlists and other recommendations highlighted by the editors. Transfer to library, you can view and edit the tracks you’ve bookmarked. Finally, the seek Tab is, well, for searching.
When you compare the Apple Music app to its classic siblings, you may notice that the two offer a lot of similarities. Both apps feature similar playback screens, with dedicated buttons for Queue, AirPlay, volume controls, and a playback filter. It is expected, though, that the Apple Music Classical app replaces the Lyrics button with an Info one to display relevant information about the track you’re playing and its author.
Additionally, both apps allow you to favorite artists to indicate your interest in their work. Also, you will get the same support for lossless high-resolution audio playback. Despite the common elements, you’ll still notice some different styles in the app that focus on the classics.
For example, artist pages focus more on their greatest and most popular releases rather than their most recent work. Plus, you’ll find some context about the composer and his work when you view his profile front and center. The app also includes biographies of the composers for you to learn more about the artist’s history and life.
Apple Music Classical is a great addition to Apple’s subscription services. It not only caters to connoisseurs of classical music but is also designed for beginners who are interested in this type of music. However, it’s a shame you need a iPhone 14 Pro Max Or an older model to use, we just hope Apple expands it to iPad and Mac when iPadOS 17 And macOS 14 launch.