Apple Music Classical app is now available for Android users
Apple Music Classical, a separate app from Apple Music, is now available for Android users to download from the Google Play Store. The main difference between Apple Music and Apple Music Classical lies in how the latter handles metadata.
Both Apple Music and Apple Music Classical for Android now have the same differentiating features. Users can access Apple Music Classical by subscribing to Apple Music or Apple One.
The app offers ad-free classical music recordings with high-quality audio up to 192 kHz / 24-bit lossless, along with a vast collection of recordings that support spatial audio. It currently features over 5 million tracks and more than 50 million data points, including data on 20,000+ composers, 115,000+ unique works, and 350,000+ movements.
In 2021, Apple acquired the classical music streaming service Primephonic and expressed its intention to launch a dedicated classical music app. Apple Music Classical initially debuted on the iPhone in March of this year.
Interestingly, the release of the Android version precedes the launch of an optimized app for iPad and Mac.
In other news, Apple announced the discontinuation of the ‘My Photo Stream’ service on July 26. Users who still rely on this feature will need to migrate their photos to iCloud Photos before that date. My Photo Stream is a free service that automatically uploads and syncs the last 30 days of images (up to 1,000) across various Apple devices, including iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, and PC.