Apple Music Classical has expanded its reach beyond iPhones and Android devices, making its debut on iPads with the latest update. Version 1.1 is available on the App Store today. The update introduces a tailored interface optimized for the larger iPad display, featuring a navigation sidebar and media playback controls at the bottom.
With little fanfare, Apple has discontinued its short-lived Apple Music Voice Plan. The subscription tier was first introduced two years ago, and is currently being phased out.
As the end of the year approaches, don't forget to dive into your personalized Apple Music Replay data to reveal the musical highlights of 2023. Unlike Spotify Wrapped, Apple Music Replay offers a year-round glimpse into your listening, allowing subscribers to track their musical preferences at any time.
Apple has discontinued its $4.99 monthly Apple Music Voice Plan, which was designed to facilitate Siri-powered navigation through the streaming music platform's library. The low-key announcement from Apple marks an end to the service after a brief two-year stint. Initially launched in October 2021, the plan aimed to offer users an affordable means to access Apple Music using just Siri voice commands.
Apple has released an update to its music identification app Shazam that allows it to integrate with the Apple Music Classical app on the iPhone. The new feature means that users can now identify a piece of classical music using Shazam and open it directly in the Apple Music Classical app. The classical music app was launched in March and offers over five million classical songs, including popular recordings and rare tracks.