Apple Music Classical is Now Available on Android
Specifically designed for classical music, Apple’s new standalone app includes over 5 million tracks
Apple Music Classical, a new streaming service with a focus on Western art music, has recently been made available to Android users. The service launched on the iPhone in March 2023, after Apple acquired the pre-existing classical music streaming service PrimePhonic.
The Android app has been launched in advance of an optimized app appearing for the iMac or the iPad, and the serve is available to anyone with an Apple Music subscription.
The app also involves Apple Music’s lossless audio and immersive sound — powered by spatial audio technology with Dolby Atmos.
Apple Music Classical features hundreds of curated playlists, composer biographies, discussion guides for certain pieces, and thousands of exclusive albums, from new releases to old favorites.
There are over 700 playlists that guide listeners through 800 years of music, with more to come. Some recordings are accompanied by track-by-track audio commentary from leading classical artists. Additionally,
Collaborating with many acclaimed music institutions and classical musicians around the world, like cellist Yo-Yo Ma and violinist Hilary Hahn, Apple Music Classical has worked to ensure accurate displays of what work and which artist is playing.
“We love music — that’s really what we’re all about — and classical music is foundational to music of all genres,” said Oliver Schusser, Apple’s vice president of Apple Music and Beats. “Apple Music Classical is a dedicated app that is great for classical experts as well as anyone who is new to classical, with the largest classical music selection in the world, the very best search and browse capabilities, the most premium sound experience with Spatial Audio, and thousands of exclusive recordings. We believe this is the very best classical music streaming experience available anywhere, and for us, this is just the beginning.”