- Apple Music Classical launches on March 28 and will boast five million unique tracks to start.
- Apple bought a classical music app in 2021 and will integrate detailed metadata and search capabilities into the new standalone Apple Music app.
Apple announced Thursday that it will launch a standalone app called Apple Music Classical, which will be available at no additional cost to existing Apple Music subscribers, on March 28.
Apple said the catalog will include over five million unique tracks and thousands of exclusive albums at launch. Many classical pieces have had multiple renditions and interpretations recorded and released, but Apple says the standalone app will offer “complete and accurate metadata” and the ability to “search by composer, work, conductor or even catalog number,” according to a release. .
The company acquired wildly popular classical music streamer Primephonic in August 2021. At the time, Apple said subscribers would “get a significantly enhanced classical music experience starting with Primephonic playlists and exclusive audio content.”
An Internet connection is required to use Apple Music Classical.
An Android version is “coming soon,” the company said.