Apple announced on Thursday that it will begin streaming classical music on March 28 through a standalone app in an effort to set itself apart from competitors Spotify and niche streaming services.
Apple Music Classical, according to the iPhone juggernaut, will provide “the largest classical music catalog in the world,” with exclusive albums and cutting-edge search capabilities not found in competing apps.
With five million tracks, the app will face off against rivals who are solely focused on classical music, such as Idagio, which is currently the only subscription-based platform for classical audio streaming and is based in Germany.
For fans of classical music, Apple Music Classical will provide high-quality audio streaming.
According to the company, the app will be free with an Apple Music subscription and will soon be accessible on Android-based devices.