Excite classical music lovers – Apple has acquired the Primephonic app, a popular classical music streaming service with premium sound, expert recommendations and extensive recording details, according to the company. But what does this mean for you?
If you love listening to classical music to help you write and study (or for something else), and you’re also an Apple Music subscriber, now you can enjoy a Apple Classical Music Apple Music experience that includes some of Primephonic’s best features, search capabilities, metadata and more.
Together, we’re bringing great new classic features to Apple Music, and in the near future, we’ll be delivering a dedicated classic experience that truly is the best in the world.
Oliver Schusser, Vice President of Apple Music and Beats
Primephonic brought classical music to the mainstream – but it’s no longer available to new subscribers and expires on September 7.
In its place, Apple Music will launch a standalone classical music app with Primephonic’s famous user interface along with additional benefits that have yet to be announced. Apple’s dedicated app is expected to launch next year.
To sweeten the deal (and blow your mind) for current Primephonic subscribers in the meantime, they will receive six months of free Apple Music in which they can access the Apple Music Classical experience before the launch of Apple’s dedicated app in 2022.
Apple Music subscribers have access to hundreds of thousands of classical music albums, according to the company – and they can also enjoy lossless audio and spatial audio, assuming they have the right headphones.