Apple Music Classical: 5 things you probably don’t know about the new app

The Apple Music Classical app is the service we’ve all been waiting for since the Cupertino-based tech giant announced its acquisition of Primephonic in 2021. Earlier in March, Apple announced it would launch on March 28, and boasted that it’s a dedicated app that’ll quickly fuel any symphony or orchestral masterpiece you want to hear.

Now that Apple Music Classical is just around the corner, let’s take a look at some aspects of the app that might cause some excitement.

1. It is the world’s largest music catalogue

Apple says the Apple Music Classical app will feature more than five million tracks and thousands of exclusive albums. It will feature hundreds of curated playlists, fascinating composer biographies, intuitive browsing benefits, and more.

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As mentioned earlier, Apple has acquired Primephonic, a classical music streaming platform, so it leverages its playlists, seamless search and browse capabilities, expert-curated recommendations, and more. The app shut down on September 7 but offered members six months of Apple Music Classical for free.

2. Discovering new classical music will be fun

Maybe you’re not that familiar with the classic genre. No problem! You can find the songs you like by browsing through the following categories:


You can even discover new symphonic music by searching for the instruments you want to hear, including piano, organ, harpsichord, cello, violin, viola, guitar, and more.

3. The Apple Music Classical app should sound like heavenly angels

Apple touts that the Apple Music Classical app will offer the highest audio quality (up to 192kHz/24-bit Hi-Res Lossless) with thousands of recordings in immersive surround sound.

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Spatial audio also comes with Apple Music Classical. So when you start a track, it should feel like you’re sitting in the middle of an orchestral concert. Do note, however, that this only works with supported headphones, so be sure to grab the AirPods Pro 2 or the AirPods Max.

4. No Apple Music Classical app for iPad users

Sorry, but as it stands now, Apple isn’t rolling out a dedicated Apple Classical Music app for the iPad, but that may change in the future.

5. Is Apple Music Classical Coming to Android?

Yes, Apple Music Classical will land on Android phones too, but it won’t be available at launch. However, it should be rolled out to Android users in the near future.

Interestingly, as 9to5Mac mentioned, although you do have access to your Apple Music Classical library in the regular Apple Music app, your Apple Music content won’t appear in the Apple Music Classical app.

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The Apple Music Classical app is reportedly already available for some users in Southeast Asia, but the rest of us will have to wait a little longer. You can be notified when it arrives on your device by going to the Apple App Store, searching for Apple Music Classical and pre-ordering it, which should trigger a prompt asking if you’d like notification of its arrival.

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