Apple Music Classical Now Available in China, Japan, and More Countries

Apple Music Classical is now available in China, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macao, fulfilling a rollout promise to the regions that Apple made earlier this month.

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Apple Music Classical first launched in most other countries in March 2023. The ‌Apple Music‌ Classical app offers ‌Apple Music‌ subscribers access to over five million classical music tracks, including new high-quality releases, in addition to hundreds of curated playlists, thousands of exclusive albums, and other features like composer bios and deep dives on key works.

The app offers a simpler interface for interacting with classical music specifically. Unlike the existing ‌Apple Music‌ app, ‌Apple Music‌ Classical allows users to search by composer, work, conductor, catalog number, and more. Users can get more detailed information from editorial notes and descriptions.

The app can be pre-ordered now on the App Store in the above regions. In the U.S., a standard Apple Music subscription costs $10.99 per month.

In 2021, Apple announced that it had purchased the classical music streaming service Primephonic and would be folding it into ‌Apple Music‌ via a new app dedicated to the genre.

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Top Rated Comments

tomtad Avatar
20 weeks ago
But still not on Mac
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
arkitect Avatar
20 weeks ago

But still not on Mac
It just does not seem to be something Apple is interested in.
No idea why.

Since my Mac is connected to a far superior sound system than my iPhone (and I spend more time listening to music on my Mac while working) it would be a lot more useful.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
MrCrowbar Avatar
20 weeks ago
Let's hope this isn't the usual disaster. Gapless playback used to work in iTunes until it didn't, all my classical music in the library got more and more messed up because, for some reason, having the same piece interpreted by various "artists" doesn't fit into the metadata well.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Bustycat Avatar
20 weeks ago
App Store here now promotes Apple Music Classical as well.

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Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
spazzcat Avatar
20 weeks ago

Where did you see CarPlay is coming - the app update didn't say anything of the sort?
An update that come out this week had CarPlay, but got pulled right after. There is a story on MR.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
cflem Avatar
20 weeks ago
How this still isn't in CarPlay or on the Mac is such a baffling thing to me... Apple can make it compatible in literally minutes using current architecture... This kids of stuff about the modern Apple drives me nuts.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)