Apple Music Classical Begins Launching for iPhone Users Around the World

Apple Music Classical is scheduled to launch on Tuesday, March 28. The app is already beginning to roll out for some iPhone users in countries with earlier time zones than the U.S., including Australia, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, the Philippines, and others. The rollout will continue around the world as the calendar turns to March 28.

Apple Music Classical Screenshots
Apple Music Classical became available for pre-order on the App Store earlier this month. The app offers over five million classical music tracks and is free to use with a standard Apple Music subscription on iOS 15.4 and later.

Apple Music‌ Classical is based on Primephonic, a classical music streaming service that Apple acquired in 2021. The standalone app leverages Primephonic's playlists and audio content, search capabilities, metadata, and more. Apple says the app features thousands of composer biographies, descriptions of key works, and more.

Apple Music Classical is available for the iPhone only at launch, with an Android version of the app coming soon, according to Apple. The app is currently available in English, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Brazilian Portuguese, and Dutch.

Apple originally planned to launch a classical music app in 2022, but the app was not announced until this year. Apple shut down Primephonic in September 2021 and offered subscribers six months of access to Apple Music for free at the time.

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Top Rated Comments

Monty Pavement Avatar
15 months ago
Time for the Apple Music Classical drinking game.

Take a drink every time someone posts saying -

- why does Classical need it's own app?
- this should just be included in the Music app
- will jazz and other styles be getting their own app as well?
Score: 24 Votes (Like | Disagree)
c84216 Avatar
15 months ago
Really excited to get my hands on this. Classical music is a nightmarish mess to find on Spotify and regular Apple Music. All the music by a particular composer moreso since classical releases are often labeled by the performer, not the composer. This is going to be wonderful for a lover of the orchestra like me.
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
cateye Avatar
15 months ago

The ipad uses the iPhone version of the app.
There's that Magical And Amazing™ attention to detail and user experience Apple is known for! (chef's kiss)
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheYayAreaLiving ?️ Avatar
15 months ago
Woo hoo! Exciting news. So many people are eagerly waiting for this. Let me play some classical Mozart! ??

Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
AngerDanger Avatar
15 months ago
I really dig Apple's semi-representational graphics on the Browse tab. Something really nice about the photorealistic textures and desaturated gradients. :)

Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheYayAreaLiving ?️ Avatar
15 months ago
Apple needs to update the Apple Music Classical App. This current one is too modern. Something like this?

Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)