Apple Announces Apple Music Classical, to Arrive On March 28


  • Apple announces a new music streaming app dedicated to Classical music. 
  • Apple Music Classical will be available from March 28.
  • It is available for Pre-order on App Store currently. 


Apple acquired Primephonic two years ago, a music streaming app focused solely on classical music. Apple folded that service after it was acquired, but it tried to implement some of the features in Apple Music. It didn’t go well with the users of the old app. 

Now, it looks like Apple is returning to the Classical music niche, a music streaming app focusing on classical music. It will offer high-quality lossless audio and offers tons of data about the music being played. 

“Apple Music Classical makes it quick and easy to find any recording in the world’s largest classical music catalogue with fully optimized search, and listeners can enjoy the highest audio quality available and experience many classical favourites in a whole new way with immersive spatial audio,” said Apple. 


Apple Music Classical will offer over 5 million tracks from the classical music genre, with everything from new releases to classic masterpieces. It will also offer exclusive albums. 

You can instantly search by composer, work, conductor, or even the catalogue number to find the recordings. 

Apple Music Classical offers music streaming up to 192 kHz/24-bit Hi-Res Lossless. There is support for spatial audio with Dolby Atmos. 

Apple Music will show the complete and accurate metadata to know details about what you’re playing. 

Apple Music Classical doesn’t need a separate subscription; you need to have a normal Apple Music subscription, including the Individual, Student, Family, and Apple One plans. 

You can pre-order the Apple Music Classical app from the App Store today. It will only be available on iPhone; there will not be a dedicated iPad app. It will be available in all markets except China, Japan, Korea, and Taiwan.