Apple Music Classical expands to six markets in Asia, including Japan and China

Yordan, 10 January 2024

Apple Music Classical is now available in six markets in Asia - Japan, China, Korea, Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan. The announcement urges users to “pre-order”, meaning the actual availability of the service will happen at a later stage.

The service is available for free to all Apple Music subscribers but works with a standalone app. It has over 5 million classical tracks in Hi-Res lossless audio.

The Classical app has exclusive content and an improved interface that provides info on the work name, orchestra, conductor, contributing artists, and even the year of recording. There are also unique artworks for some pieces, 700 curated playlists from Apple Music’s own editors, and the Browse tab is designed differently than the regular Apple Music app.



Reader comments

  • Anonymous
  • 11 Jan 2024
  • NhR

Just tried it and it is truly superior to Spotify in this genre. Brilliant, never heard about it before. I will use Spotify, and this is its specialized version from now on. I just can't find a good use case for Apple Music, even though I have s...

That's right, because everywhere needs to pay in order to listen to music.

  • AnonD-641645
  • 10 Jan 2024
  • PA7

If this evolves into a Netflix-type music production house it sounds promising. The Classical music scene remains a tiny/special interest genre.

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