Next Week, Apple Music Will Add a Massive New Feature

Next Week, Apple Music Will Add a Massive New Feature

Apple Music is about to get a significantly new function next week. While anyone can try it out, the long-awaited new perk can only be fully utilized by Apple Music users under the Individual, Student, Family, or Apple One plans.

Apple revealed on August 30, 2021, that it had purchased the classical music streaming service Primephonic and intended to add Primephonic as a distinct app to Apple Music. Since then, beta after beta of Apple’s iOS has contained references to Apple Music Classical in one form or another.

After one and a half years of development, Apple Music Classical is now available for purchase on the iOS App Store, with a release date of Tuesday, March 28. It will almost certainly be published alongside Apple’s next iPhone software upgrade, iOS 16.4, which already includes Apple Music Classical in the updated “Apple Music & Privacy” content.

According to Apple, Apple Music Classical has more than five million classical music recordings, making it “the largest classical music catalog in the world.” You can look by catalog number, composer, conductor, composition, and more using the new search tool designed specifically for classical music. “Hundreds of Essentials playlists,” “intelligent composer biographies,” “deep-dive guides for many key works,” and “intuitive browsing features” are also included.

As previously stated, Apple Music Classical needs a membership to Apple Music; however, it is incompatible with the Apple Music Voice Plan. You can explore the Apple Music Classical library without a subscription, according to the updated Apple Music & Privacy information. However, in order to use all of Apple Music Classical’s functions, you must be subscribed to a premium plan.

Apple Music subscribers have access to Apple Music Classical, a classical music application designed to allow you to discover classical tracks and albums, and save your favorite classical tracks in one centralized place. You can browse the Apple Music Classical catalog without a subscription, but you must have an Apple Music subscription to access all the features of Apple Music Classical. If you do not have an active Apple Music subscription, you will be given the option to subscribe to Apple Music to get full access to Apple Music Classical.

What you receive from a membership, which needs iOS 15.4 or later, is as follows:

  • Over five million classical audio recordings are available.
  • Numerous thousands of unique tracks.
  • specialized classical music search.
  • precise and complete information.
  • Up to 24-bit Hi-Res Lossless audio clarity is available at 192 kHz.
  • Dolby Atmos spatial music for millions of files.
  • Numerous profiles of composers, summaries of important works, etc.

AirPlay support: Although iPadOS isn’t mentioned as a supported OS on the app’s App Store website, it might still function on the iPad. The compatibility portion might read “Works on this iPad” if you view the website on an iPad, though. Apple Music Classical won’t be accessible when macOS first launches.

Apple Music Classical will be available for macOS and Android “soon,” but we don’t know when. To keep up to date on this and other Apple Music Classical news, follow the new @AppleClassical Twitter handle.