The Apple Music Classical app that launched for iPhone earlier this year has been updated with support for the larger screens on iPads.
The app offers access to the world’s largest classical music catalog, with more than 5 million tracks. It’s free for Apple Music subscribers.
Roll over, Beethoven: Apple Music Classical is now on iPad
Apple purchased classical music service Primephonic in 2021, along with its popular app for finding and streaming symphonies, minuets, etc. The iPhone-maker then committed to making its own version, with the best features of Primephonic and more. The iPhone version arrived in spring 2023.
On Thursday, one for tablets made its debut performance. “Introducing Apple Music Classical designed specially for iPad,” reads the description for version 1.1.
No matter what size device it’s running on, the software lets users search by composer, work type, work name, conductor, catalog number, instrument, period and even nickname. This specialized search capability primarily caused Apple to make a dedicated app for classical music. But the app also includes playlists, composer biographies and guides for many key works specific to the genre.
The new app has access to more than 5 million tracks. It lets users “enjoy the highest audio quality available (up to 192 kHz/24-bit Hi-Res Lossless) and hear classical favorites like never before in spatial audio,” Apple said.
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Head to the App Store to download Apple Music Classical. The software is free but does require a subscription to Apple Music, which costs $10.99 per month for individuals. No additional subscription is required, though.
Don’t miss the Cult of Mac guide to using the app for browsing and listening to instrumental music.