Apple Music Classical is available worldwide for all iPhone models running iOS 15.4 or later, with the exception of China, Japan, Korea, Russia, Taiwan, Turkey, Afghanistan, and Pakistan.
Apple has announced that its new standalone classical music application will be available on March 28.
According to The Verge, the company initially planned to launch a classical music-focused app by the end of last year after acquiring music service Primephonic in 2021.
“With fully optimized search, Apple Music Classical quickly and easily finds any recording in the world’s largest classical music catalog, and listeners can enjoy the highest audio quality available, and experience many classical favorites in a whole new way with immersive spatial audio with Dolby Atmos,” Apple said in a press release.
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“Hundreds of playlists, thousands of exclusive album tracks, insightful composer biographies, deep-dive guidelines for many key works, intuitive browsing features, and much more” will be available through the app.
According to Apple, the app will have “thousands” of spatial audio recordings and will stream at up to 192 kHz/24-bit hi-res lossless. It will also include accurate classical metadata, and users will be able to search for specific recordings “by composer, work, conductor, or even catalog number.”
According to the report, there will be no native iPad version of the application and no offline downloads at launch.
The app is currently available for free pre-order on iOS via the App Store. However, in order to use the app, users must have an active Apple Music subscription. An Android version is also rumored to be in the works.
Apple Music Classical is available for all iPhone models running iOS 15.4 or later and is available worldwide, with the exception of China, Japan, Korea, Russia, Taiwan, Turkey, Afghanistan, and Pakistan.