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In the realm of music streaming, Apple has always been at the forefront, offering a variety of options to cater to different tastes and preferences. One such example is the distinction between Apple Music and Apple Music Classical on the iPhone. While both apps boast a similar design philosophy, the real differentiating factor lies in how Apple Music Classical handles metadata. Moreover, Classical even sports a sophisticated serif font, reminiscent of Apple Books, while the main app opts for a sleek sans serif aesthetic.
Now, these distinctions are not exclusive to the iPhone anymore, as Apple has extended them to the Android ecosystem. Notably, Apple Music Classical made its way to Android before the genre-specific app could be optimized for iPad and made available on Mac. Unfortunately for classical music enthusiasts who rely on CarPlay, Apple Music Classical is currently not compatible with this feature.
However, prioritizing Apple Music Classical for Android over Apple’s other platforms does make sense, considering its unique origin. This standalone app is the result of Apple’s acquisition of Primephonic, a renowned classical music subscription service. With this acquisition, Apple absorbed Primephonic’s Android app, much like how Apple Music for Android replaced Beats Music for Android.
Speaking of Apple Music for Android, it’s worth noting that this platform has received consistent maintenance and updates, even surpassing the expectations of a non-Apple app. Impressively, the Android version of Apple Music even supports crossfade, a feature that is exclusive to Mac on Apple’s own platforms. On the other hand, Apple Music Classical, despite being a separate app downloaded from the App Store, hasn’t seen any updates since its initial launch.
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Now that Apple Music Classical for Android has made its debut, one can hope that the dedicated team behind the app will shift their focus towards enhancing the iPhone experience or expanding to other Apple platforms. Imagine indulging in a classical symphony through a dedicated app on the Reality Pro headset—a truly immersive experience.
For Android users eager to explore the world of classical music, Apple Music Classical is available as a free download on the Google Play Store. Access to this specialized app is included with a standard Apple Music membership, providing a seamless integration of classical melodies into the broader Apple Music ecosystem.