Apple Music Classical app comes to android: All you need to know

Apple announced plans to launch the app in 2021 after it acquired Primephonic


Earlier this year, Apple introduced the Music Classical app, which features over five million classical music tracks, ranging from renowned masterpieces to newly released works. Now, the app is accessible on android and can be downloaded for free from the Google Play Store.

This standalone music streaming application provides ad-free recordings of classical music, featuring high-quality 192 kHz / 24-bit lossless audio, the company stated. It also includes thousands of recordings that support spatial audio with Dolby Atmos, offering an immersive listening experience. Moreover, the app uses Primephonic’s comprehensive music metadata, facilitating easy navigation through its extensive library. Apple announced its plans to launch a classical music app in 2021 after it acquired Primephonic, a classical music streaming service. Interestingly, Apple launched the Android version of the app before optimised versions for the iPad and Mac.

With this app, Apple Music subscribers can easily locate any recording from the world's largest classical music catalog using optimised search facilities. Additionally, users can explore expertly curated playlists, detailed composer biographies, and descriptions of thousands of musical works. Apple Music Classical is now available on the App Store, and it is included as a bonus feature with almost all Apple Music subscriptions. Combining Apple Music Classical with Apple Music, users can enjoy a comprehensive music experience that caters to all types of listeners, from long-time classical music fans to newcomers.

The editors of Apple Music Classical have curated over 700 playlists, taking the users through 800 years of music, and they continue to add more. The Listen Now section serves as an excellent starting point for exploration, featuring expert-recommended selections from the Apple Music library, along with highlighted new releases, exclusive playlists, and hidden gems from renowned composers.

Furthermore, the app offers a Browse section, enabling users to view the catalog based on various categories - composer, period, genre, conductor, orchestra, soloists, ensembles, and choirs. Apple Music Classical allows users to search using keyword combinations such as composer name, opus number, artists, instrument, and more, enhancing the precision of their searches and overall user experience.

Apple not only helps users understand different music genres easily but also provides additional information for each track, including editorial notes, composer biographies, descriptions of key works, and more.

Apple Music Classical is compatible with all Apple Music subscriptions except the Apple Music Voice Plan. It is accessible in the majority of markets where the main Apple Music service is available, except China, Japan, Korea, Russia, and Taiwan.

Therefore, if you reside in any other country where Apple Music is accessible, you should be able to download Apple Music Classical on your Android device. Additionally, the app is compatible with Android smartphones running Android 9 Pie and above, ensuring compatibility with most modern Android devices.