Android users get Apple Music Classical before iPad and Mac users can

Apple Music Classical has been available for a while now on the best iPhones, but it remains unsupported by Mac and iPad. This looks to continue – although in its first update, Apple Music Classical is now available to a whole host of other users as it becomes available for download in the Google Play Store.

It seems bizarre that an Apple app be available on a Google platform before it becomes available on two of the main Apple devices, but there is a method to Apple’s madness – not least because opens the app up to a completely new set of customers before more niche ones in its own ecosystem.

Android before iPad and Mac

Apple Classical - playlists and essentials

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To many, this move won’t make sense – but when you think about it, it really does. iPads and Macs are people’s secondary music-listening devices, with most people using their phones as their primary music devices. By releasing the app on Android, Apple has opened almost the entirety of the phone market beyond the iPhone, with an incredible number of customers now able to download the app.


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