In a surprise and exciting move, Apple has brought its refined Apple Music Classical to the Android platform! This comes as the first time the dedicated classical music app steps out of the Apple ecosystem, making its grand entrance on Android following its successful iPhone launch in March.
Apple Music Classical isn't just a rebranded Apple Music; it's an elegant and separate app, designed with the ardent classical music lover in mind. It boasts unique features such as bespoke navigation, distinctive font, and a sophisticated search capability that handles metadata with grace and precision.
Interestingly, Apple's decision to launch its high-quality classical app on Android, even before offering a dedicated iPad or Mac app, reflects its understanding of today's mobile-first landscape. While Apple's hardware devotees might have expected a first look, the company's move onto a rival platform exemplifies its commitment to capturing more music enthusiasts where they are – on their phones!
The superior search capabilities of Apple Music Classical are the legacy of Primephonic, a Netherlands-based classical streaming service acquired by Apple in 2021. With this feature, you can discover your next favorite classical piece by searching based on the composer, work, conductor, or even catalog number.
Apple Music Classical, holding an impressive library of over five million tracks, offers listeners access to thousands of exclusive albums. The service also delivers a superior listening experience by supporting up to 192 kHz/24-bit Hi-Res Lossless streams and featuring spatial audio and Dolby Atmos for selected tracks.
The app does require an Apple Music subscription and is compatible with Android 9 or later. Currently, it's available everywhere Apple Music is, except for China, Japan, Korea, Russia, and Taiwan. Ready to immerse yourself in the harmonious world of classical music? Head to the Play Store and download Apple Music Classical now!