Apple is launching a new music streaming service focused on classical music later this month. The Apple Music Classical library will be included with your Apple Music subscription.
Apple has taken care of classical music lovers. The new app will feature over 5 million classic tracks, from "new releases to famous masterpieces". Users will also be able to search by composer, conductor and catalog number to find specific recordings.
The app will also include composer biographies, details of key works, and high-resolution digital portraits of famous composers commissioned by Apple from the artists. They were designed using color palettes and artistic references to the respective classical period. At launch, portraits of Beethoven, Chopin and Bach will be available.
The Apple Music Classical app is available for pre-order now. It will not be charged separately and will be available to Apple Music subscribers on the Individual, Student, Family, or Apple One plan, but will not be included in the $5 plan.
For now, users will be able to follow news and updates about the app and music releases on the @appleclassical Twitter account. At launch, the app will only be available on iOS, but Apple promises it will be supported on Android "soon" just like the Apple Music app.