Classical music firm Naxos has launched a high-definition subscription streaming service, ClassicsOnline HD•LL. Available as a desktop app, web player and apps for iOS and Android, it’s launching with a catalogue of more than 60,000 albums from 500+ labels, and sits alongside a download store offering music at up-to 24-bit quality.
It’ll cost £11.99 a month in the UK, with a firm focus on the audiophile market. Naxos is promising artist and genre-based radio stations, offline cacheing on mobile devices, and accompanying artwork, liner notes and deeper metadata than your average streaming service. “The new platform is proof of our commitment to making a wide range of classical music available in state-of-the-art sound with a sophisticated search capability utilising the vast data base of our various classical music services,” said Naxos founder Klaus Heymann.