Application Apple Music Classic, aimed at lovers of classical music, appeared on the App Store. A special version of the service is available to all Apple Music subscribers, except for the special Apple Music Voice Plan for HomePod owners.
The Apple Music Classical streaming service is based on the Primephonic service, which Apple acquired in 2021 – the company wanted to launch an application for classical music lovers in 2022. Apple Music Classical promises to pay special attention to the complex metadata common to classic recordings; The company also promises to offer a selection of playlists and composer biographies to help listeners become more familiar with the genre.
According to Apple, the catalog contains more than 5 million tracks, available in quality up to 192kHz/24-bit in a lossless compressed format. Apple Music Classical users also have to make do with some limitations: the new service isn’t available to Apple Music Voice Plan subscribers, there’s no way to download music for offline listening, and there’s no iPad app yet.