Apple Music Classical playlists, albums, and songs can be dowloaded to your device for offline listening from anywhere. Classical music from the service must first be added using the Apple Music Classical app.
The Apple Music Classical app delivers a custom interface dedicated to the genre, along with hundreds of thousands of albums in Lossless quality, and thousands of exclusive albums accessible only via Apple. The app totals over five million tracks, along with thousands of editorial notes such as composer biographies.
Apple Music Classical has arrived, less than two years after Apple acquired the classical music streaming service Primephonic. Fans of Primephonic have been waiting since Apple took the service offline as it worked to integrate its classical music services into Apple Music. Primephonic subscribers received six months free access to Apple Music. Now the all-new classical music experience comes free to existing Apple Music subscribers, and can be accessed using the Apple Music Classical app.
While not all songs are available in Hi-Res Lossless quality, Apple continues to add more tracks to the Apple Music catalog in this format. Once Lossless Audio is enabled, playback quality may change based on the speed of your data connection and what output devices are used. For example, Bluetooth cannot deliver a Lossless Audio connection, so connecting wireless headphones will not play back at this quality level.
As first announced last fall, Apple Music took the plunge this year and sponsored the Super Bowl halftime show for the first time. Formerly sponsored by Pepsi, the Super Bowl 57 halftime show will feature a performance by Rihanna. The multi-year deal also means that Apple will release exclusive Super Bowl content for the event and beyond.