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Get excited classical music lovers â€“ Apple has acquired the app Primephonic, a popular classical music streaming service with premium audio, expert recommendations, and vast details of its recordings, according to the company. But what does that mean for you?
If you enjoy listening to classical music to aid you in writing and studying (or for anything else), and you’re also an Apple Music subscriber, you’ll now be able to enjoy a dedicated Apple Music Classical experience in Apple Music that includes some of Primephonic’s best features, search capabilities, metadata and more.
Together, we’re bringing great new classical features to Apple Music, and in the near future, we’ll deliver a dedicated classical experience that will truly be the best in the world.Oliver Schusser, Vice President of Apple Music and Beats
Primephonic brought classical music to the mainstream â€“ but it is now no longer available for new subscribers and is sunsetting on September 7.
In its place, Apple Music will be launching a standalone app for classical music with Primephonic’s famous user interface plus additional benefits that are yet to be announced. Apple’s dedicated app is expected to launch next year.
To sweeten the deal (and blow) for current Primephonic subscribers in the meantime, they’ll receive six months of free Apple Music in which they can access the Apple Music Classical experience before Apple’s dedicated app launches in 2022.
Apple Music subscribers have access to hundreds of thousands of classical music albums, according to the company â€“ and they can also take advantage of Lossless audio and Spatial Audio, assuming that they have the right headphones.