Primephonic, a new streaming service designed especially for classical music, announced today the service is now available on Google Play for Android-supported devices.
Currently available in the U.S., the UK, and the Netherlands, Primephonic features nearly all classical music ever recorded, with over 1 million classical music tracks, including catalogues from major labels Warner Classics, Sony Classical, Universal Music Classics, Decca, Deutsche Grammophon and EMI, as well as over 400 additional labels worldwide.
“With the release of the Android app, Primephonic can now be enjoyed on most of the world's smartphones,” said Henrique Boregio, Chief Technology Officer. “This release is a major milestone for Primephonic as it takes us one step closer to bringing classical music streaming to the digital age. The Android version will sit at the core of Primephonic's product portfolio alongside our release on iOS, and will receive constant updates with new and exciting features.”
Primephonic launched on Sept. 6, 2018 on iOS-supported platforms to meet the needs of classical music listeners, who have long been underserved by current streaming services, whose platforms are not designed to support the unique qualities and complexities of the genre. With thousands of composers, thousands of performers, similar titles, multiple movements within those titles, and music that dates back hundreds of years, the classical music streaming problem is a particularly challenging one.
Primephonic solves classical music’s streaming challenge by addressing the key elements that matter most to the classical music listeners:
A search functionality designed for classical music allows the listener to search by composer, work, artist, musical period, and genre, offering greater ease of use navigating the vast catalogue of classical music.
High resolution audio quality (up to 24-bit lossless) with adaptive bit-rate technology powered by Orastream).
Background information and dynamic content, including many stories and anecdotes about composers, recordings, and artists, to enrich the classical experience.
Additional features include:
Specially curated playlists that dive deeper into every musical curiosity and obsession, from medieval to minimalism, icons and oddballs, for the car or the gym.
Side-by-side comparison feature that allows the listener to compare different recordings of the same work with a single click, and also explore a complete overview of all recordings of a single work.
Primephonic’s vast classical music streaming catalogue includes the latest releases, available on the day of release of each recording, as well as access to exclusive pre-releases.
A personalized “My Music” section that will include favorite tracks bookmarked by the user, as well as user-generated playlists, and will also allow the user to follow friends and view their playlists, enabling a communal experience. *available in late November
Primephonic offers a 30 day free trial, and two subscription tiers. The premium subscription costs $7.99 (MP3 at 320kbps) and the platinum subscription costs $14.99 (up to 24-bit lossless) per month.