Apple has just announced the release of Apple Music Classical, a brand new application specifically designed for listening to classical music. Defined as the world’s largest classical music catalog, this platform makes it quick and easy to listen to any recording in high quality.
With Apple Music Classical, the American giant wants to allow classical music lovers to access their favorite compositions in one click. To do this, the platform features more than 5 million tracks, from new releases to the greatest masterpieces. It offers an optimized user interface and intuitive search features. It is therefore possible to search by composer, musical work, conductor or even catalog number.
Apple Music Classical offers hundreds of playlists, thousands of exclusive albums, composer biographies, in-depth guides to many key works, as well as comprehensive and accurate metadata to help you get an in-depth view of the music and artist you’re listening to. In addition, Apple works closely with many of the world’s most renowned classical music artists and institutions to deliver unique and exclusive new content and recordings.
In addition to the impressive catalog, Apple emphasizes sound quality. Indeed, it is possible to listen to these titles in 192 kHz/24-bit Hi-Res – Lossless resolution. A real highlight of this new platform: listeners can also enjoy immersive sound thanks to the thousands of recordings available in immersive Spatial Audio with Dolby Atmos. In addition, the app allows these tracks to be played using AirPlay compatible wireless devices. Apple is now positioned alongside Qobuz, which also offers an extensive catalog of Hi-Res classical music (over 1.7 million albums).
The Apple Music Classical app will be available starting March 28 on iOS 15.4 or later at no additional charge to Apple Music subscribers (Individual, Student, Family or Apple One, not compatible with the Apple Music Voice offer). It can be pre-ordered now on the App Store and will be automatically downloaded upon release for immediate use. An Android version of Apple Music Classical is also planned for the near future.