Now you can Enjoy your Playlist in Apple Music
April 8, 2023
The long-awaited update to iOS 16.4 also includes news on services. And the largest of each is called Apple Music Classical, the holy grail for all lovers of typical melody or major music lovers who yearn to enjoy mythical recordings at the highest quality.
Apple Music is the subscription service that Apple provides so that you have access to a catalog of well over 100 million songs. It’s a direct competitor to Spotify, the service itself, and quite successful, and it saves you from having to keep and order a local library of your songs.
In other words, different from the iTunes Store, which is still a digital store where you can buy music albums and personal songs. The difference is that buying those songs in the iTunes Store gives you the right to download and listen to them permanently, while in Apple Music you can listen and download everything you want continuously that you pay the monthly fee. If you stop paying for it, you lose that ticket.
Apple Music is also different from iTunes, which is an outdated application with which we organize our local song and sync it with our iPod and iPhone. Now said application has been simplified and has evolved and renamed with the easy name of ‘Song’. In it, you have the player, the music catalog, and possibilities such as an equalizer to adjust the noise as you prefer.
If you have modern AirPods like AirPods Pro 2 or AirPods Max, with Apple Music you’ll also enjoy spatial audio, without compression and/or Dolby Atmos. It’s not available on every song, but for audiophiles, it’s the best choice and not something Spotify can boast of.
Apple Music Classical
From Rachmaninoff piano concertos to monumental suites for orchestra or even minimal parts by Max Richter composed for film and television: Apple Music Classical is a separate place – something that hasn’t fallen to everyone’s taste – albeit more ordered, where high-resolution audio quality up to 192 kHz/24-bit lossless – and support for spatial audio and Dolby Atmos – is top of mind.
First of all, if you want to get the Apple Music Classical application, you just have to search for it in the App Store or directly enter this link. Once you access it, tap on the ‘Get’ button and redeem it like any other application of the service.
Apple Music Classical is a completely free service for those users who are already using the Apple Music service. To enjoy it, an Apple Music subscription of any kind is necessary, whether it is personal, student, family, or Apple One. However, it is an independent application. Its objective is to focus especially on the typical melody of each era and show it through a clean and renewed interface, taking great care in the presentation of metadata and the quality of the song offered.
As can be seen, the application shows not only compilations of great authors but also playlists by moods. You can find timeless traditional, professionally curated lists, academic studies (the prelude, fugue, etc), classifications by genre and periods (baroque, romanticism, classicism, avant-garde, etc), and, notably, the best probable recordings of teachers. Such as Mahler, Beethoven, Vivaldi, or Strauss through established directors such as Bernstein, Kleiber, or Abbado, among others.
Right now, Apple Music Classical is serving up an enormous amount of content – in total, well over 5 million tracks – including both new releases and monumental masterpieces in a tiny paradise divided into 4 sections:
- ‘Hear’, is the most visible and predefined face of the app.
- ‘Explore’, is a section to choose by instrument, genre, soloist, director, choir, group, etc.
- ‘Library’, where we can see the contents purchased or added to it.
- ‘Search’, where we can discover almost anyone from those monumental unforgettable recordings.
- Much more contextual information, custom lists, and a huge number of topics.
- Another of the properties to highlight is, as we mentioned, its lists curated by professionals. We have the possibility of finding gigantic performances where the violin is the main protagonist, with outstanding recordings both for the performers and the chosen piece, as well as the color and space where they were collected.
- We also have the possibility of discovering sections of the traditional song for children, sections of typical music to rest, to work, and for various fields and environments. As they point out from Apple, we are talking about showing an app that erases “the difficulty and makes the typical melody easily findable, navigable and accessible for beginners as well as professionals.”
- In the end, it is also essential to keep an eye on your player. Although it is a clone of the one that we can see in Apple Music, it shows the icon of the playback standard, something that reminds us of other professional audio applications such as Roon or Audirvana. As usual, the device recognizes if you are playing audio on headphones that support spatial audio and Dolby Atmos, such as AirPods 3 or AirPods Max.
In summary, this extensive catalog becomes available both in the parent application and in this option that shows in a more intuitive and personalized way a place for the traditional one of each of the eras as for the mythical soundtracks of composers like Hans Zimmer, John Williams or James Horner. Apple Music has numerous ways and fees for you to subscribe to the service by choosing the cost you prefer:
- Apple Music Voice is a simplified strategy of the service with which you can only play songs using Siri. It costs 4.99 euros per month.
- Apple Music for students is a complete set of Apple Music that only students can access and with a period of use of more than 48 months. It costs 5.99 euros per month.
- Personal Apple Music is the standard and best-known Apple Music project for the general customer. It costs 10.99 euros per month.
Family Apple Music, with which you get the same services as the personal project, however, managing to share them with all the members of your iCloud Family (up to 6 people). It costs 16.99 euros per month, so the more you are in that family, the more you will get on account.
Apple Music as part of the Apple One project: from 16.95 euros per month, you have a combined subscription to Apple Music, Apple TV +, Apple Arcade, and iCloud +. You can complement those subscriptions with more space in iCloud+ and share it with your family for 22.95 euros per month or integrate Apple Fitness+ and 2 TB of total space for 31.95 euros per month.