Apple Music Classical Price, Features, Availability, Download, and More

Remember Primephonic, the app that lets you listen to classical music? Apple acquired the app in 2021 and shut it down. The iPhone maker then promised to release its own classical music app, which was originally scheduled to release in 2022. But it didn’t happen.

Better late than never: Apple today officially rolls out its own Classical Music app with iOS 16.4. iPhone users can easily install the new app directly from the App Store.

In this article, I will tell you all details about the new Apple Music Classical app, along with its pricing, availability, features, and more.

Apple Music Classical

Apple Music Classical is a standalone app designed to listen to classical music. The app offers the world’s largest classical music catalog that can be listened to with an Apple Music subscription.

Apple Music Classical, aka, the refined version of Primephonic, comes with things like curated playlists, composer biographies, deep-dive guides, and some other useful features which help users get more acquainted with the genre.

Apple Music Classical Features

According to Apple, the app’s catalog offers more than 5 million tracks that you can listen to at up to 192 kHz / 24-bit hi-res lossless. Yes, Spatial Audio is also available on the new Apple Music Classical app. The app lets you AirPlay your favorite music to compatible wireless devices.

The app lets you easily explore the accurate metadata using the search feature. You can search by composer, work, conductor, or even catalog number, and find specific recordings.

However, features like that aren’t available in all Apple Music plans.

Apple Music Classical Plans and Availability

Apple Music Classical is a dedicated app that you can install from the App Store. The app was listed on the App Store for the past few weeks and is scheduled to be released on March 28 with iOS 16.4. Yesterday, Apple released iOS 16.4 with a nifty set of features. The iPhone maker launches the Apple Music Classical app on the same day which was March 27.

The app is now available for download, you can install it from the App Store. Make sure that your iPhone is running on iOS 15.4 and later versions. At the moment, the app is available for iPhone users and iPod users. It can be installed on the iPad too, but the user experience will not be as great as on iPhone.

For pricing, the Classical music app requires an Apple Music subscription. Yes, if you have an Apple Music subscription then you can listen to your favorite classics. However, if you have a Voice plan then you cannot stream classical music from the new standalone app. So, you need to subscribe to Apple Music’s Student, Family, or Apple One plan to hop into the classical music world.

For availability, the app is available all over the world except for these countries – China, Japan, Korea, Russia, Taiwan, Turkey, Afghanistan, and Pakistan.

How to Install Apple Music Classical on your iPhone

Apple listed its Classical Music app on the App Store on March 10, scheduled to be released to the public on March 28. Yesterday, Apple announced new software for all of its products including iOS 16.4. Along with the new updates, the company has released the Apple Music Classical app.

Here’s how you can install it on your iPhone.

  1. Make sure that your iPhone is running on iOS 15.4 or later.
  2. Open the App Store on your iPhone.
  3. Tap the Search button at the bottom right corner.
  4. Search for Apple Music Classical app and select the official app from the listings.
  5. Select the Get button to install the app.
  6. Once done, the app will get installed on your iPhone.
  7. That’s it.

Apple Music Classical app sections

Apple Music Classical comes with different sections, which at first look, look familiar to the Apple Music app. Yes, there’s a Listen Now, Browse, Library, and Search tab at the bottom and a similar user interface for the Listen Now section.

Apple Music Classical Features

Once you start listening to your favorite music, you will get more personalized recommendations in the Listen now tab which is based on your taste and search history – a very similar feature available.

Classical Music is different, there are long and detailed titles, and multiple artists work on the music. These things make the data structure complex, but thanks to the built-in features like hundreds of essential playlists, insightful composer biographies, deep-dive guides, as well as the intuitive browsing experience make the app easier to use for beginners.

So, if you are a beginner and love listening to classical music, then try out the new Apple Music Classical app on your iPhone.

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Haneet Singh

Haneet is the Founder and Editor-In-Chief of YTECHB. He has a huge passion for tinkering with latest smartphones, wearables, smart home devices, smart TVs, and more. As an avid Apple Ecosystem user, he loves customizing his iPhone and iPad to suit his needs. For tips, you can connect Haneet at haneetsingh@outlook.com In 2019, Haneet and the YTECHB team exclusively shared the wallpapers of iPhone 11 right before the launch event. In 2020, Haneet alongside his team members shared exclusive renders and official photos of two Samsung Galaxy smartphones - the Galaxy M11, and Galaxy M21. Later, the YTECHB team leaks information about Motorola's feature phones and Razr 3. In the last few months, our team shared Galaxy S24 Ultra leaks and more. You may come across his work getting mentioned in The Times of India, India Today, Hindustan Times, NDTV, TechRadar, Digital Trends, Yahoo News, GSMArena, Android Authority, Android Central, Android Headlines, SamMobile, XDA, 9to5Google, and many other publications. He works across news, updates, features, guides, and more. If YTECHB writes about it, you can expect him to be involved in some way.

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