Apple has launched the Apple Music Classical app for Android, but it’s not available for iPad or Mac yet.
Apple has announced that Apple Music Classical is now available on Android devices for Apple Music subscribers at no extra cost. This feature allows users to listen to ad-free recordings of classical music with up to Hi-Res Lossless (192 kHz/24-bit) quality and supports Dolby Atmos and Spatial Audio. Apple has also released a standalone app for iOS devices on the App Store in March after acquiring classical music streaming service Primephonic in 2021.
This platform offers a catalog of over 5 million classical tracks, and allows users to compose, work, or conduct, create and save playlists, listen to music in spatial audio, and learn more about classical music with composer biographies and descriptions of key works. Access to Apple Music Classical is available through a subscription to Apple Music or Apple One.
Apple Music Classical is on Android
The Android app for Apple Music Classical was released before the optimized app for iPad and Mac. This app is similar to Apple Music but has its own unique features like fonts, navigation, and metadata handling. It’s designed specifically for classical music listeners and requires Android 9 or later to be used. It’s unclear when the official app for iPad and Mac will be released, but it may be announced at WWDC 2023.
Android users may not have missed a dedicated classical music app since Primephonic, a music streaming server for classical music, was removed from Android after being acquired by Apple in 2021. Apple Music Classical has advanced search functionality that helps users discover classical music through playlists, composer biographies, guides, and browsing features. It also has Spatial Audio capability (provided you have the right AirPods) and over 700 curated playlists to enhance your listening experience of the greatest classical works.
It’s available for both mobile and tablet and has over 5 million tracks, including new releases and celebrated masterpieces. It’s a standalone app that focuses exclusively on classical music and is home to the world’s most extensive classical music catalogue. You can search for pieces based on composer, work, conductors, and even the catalog number. It currently doesn’t support Google Cast Audio or Android Auto, but Apple is expected to add these features in the future. You can cast its audio from the music player widgets in the notification center.
To use Apple Music Classical, you need an active Apple Music subscription. The supported plans are individual, students, family, and Apple One, but there is no voice-only plan option available. It’s globally available, except in China, Japan, Korea, Russia, and Taiwan. Apple Music has been available for Android since 2015, and if you already have an Apple Music subscription, you can listen to music on Apple Music Classical using the same subscription.
Download Apple Music Classical from Google Play Store
The app is available on Google Play Store and can be downloaded by Android users. To use this app, you need an Apple Music or Apple One Subscription. Apple Music Classical has a huge library of classical music, including both vocal and instrumental music from timeless classics to new releases. Now that Apple Classical for Android has been released, maybe they can focus on enhancing the iPhone experience or making the dedicated app available on more Apple platforms.
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