Apple Shifts from iTunes on PC to New Windows Apps

by Mayniaga

Apple is rolling out its Apple TV, Apple Music, and Apple Devices apps on Windows this week, marking the official launch after a preview phase last year.

With the preview tag removed, these apps aim to enhance the Windows experience for Apple users, thanks to collaboration between Apple and Microsoft.

While iTunes remains necessary for accessing podcasts and audiobooks, the new apps offer improved functionality and integration with Apple services.

The introduction of these apps, alongside an updated iCloud for Windows app, signals a shift away from iTunes for Windows users, as reported by MacRumors.

Similarly, Apple TV enables Windows users to enjoy movies, TV shows, and subscription streaming content from their iTunes library.

The Apple Music app grants users access to the extensive iTunes library, including purchased songs and albums.

for iPhones and iPads directly from their Windows PCs, streamlining device management and synchronization.

For users with Apple Devices, the new app facilitates easy backup, restoration, and content syncing

However, it's worth noting that these new Windows apps are currently only compatible with traditional x86-based PCs running Windows 10 or Windows 11.

Microsoft has collaborated closely with Apple to bring these apps to Windows, with the recent addition of iCloud Photos integration in Windows 11 further enhancing the cross-platform experience.

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