After months and months of beta versions, Apple has officially made the applications available Apple Music, Apple TV and Apple Devices for Windows. This means that, among other things, users who have a device from the Cupertino company (iPhone, for example) will no longer have to rely on the old and “heavy” device iTunes to download software updates, make a backup, and so on.
The above applications can be downloaded for free via the Microsoft Store starting from now, Also in Europe. The Californian giant has opted for the same strategy implemented on its Macs, where iTunes has no longer been available for some time. The software just mentioned are compatible however solo con Windows 10 e Windows 11.
Apple’s new apps for Windows 10 and 11 are available: goodbye iTunes, that was good
At the beginning we talked about beta versions, why? The three standalone apps for streaming music, watching movies, TV series and documenting and managing iPhone and iPad respectively, were launched in preview in January 2023 and have been released regular updates since then. From this moment, however, the “preview” label is no longer visible.
With the launch of its music app for Windows, Apple may be attempting an almost impossible mission: steal users from Spotify. However, there is an obstacle: the main difference between the two platforms is that the second also provides a free plan but with advertisinga compromise that millions of fans are willing to accept.
As for the app Apple devices, is probably the most useful of the three. It allows you to download software updates, reset a device, manage content such as music, videos and photos and – obviously – make a backup.
As highlighted above, the three made-in-Cupertino applications are only compatible with Windows 10 and Windows 11. Users who have a PC with Windows 8 or previous versions must instead continue to rely on iTunes.