After a year of planning, Apple’s iTunes is now available in Microsoft Stores.
Microsoft had declared plans to add iTunes to the Microsoft Store during its Build conference last 2017.
Although some Windows users were expecting the debut of iTunes, Apple in December 2017 said that iTunes would not be offered in the Microsoft Store that year.
Although the iTunes app on the Microsoft Store is very identical to the regular iTunes, setting up updates will not be handled by Apple anymore, but through the Microsoft Store. iTunes will only run on Windows 10 PCs with either x86 or x64 architectures. Its onset also guarantees the software’s compatibility with Windows 10 S mode.
Windows 10 S’ more education – focused system encourages developers to turn to the Windows Store to create their apps available there. It is a more secure version intended for offices, schools, and other institutions that run apps downloaded only from the Windows Store.
iTunes app description on the Windows Store reads as, “iTunes is the easiest way to enjoy your favourite music, movies, TV shows, and more on your PC. iTunes is also home to Apple Music, where you can listen to millions of songs and your entire music library, online or off – all ad-free. Also, get new music first, radio in every music genre, handpicked playlists, and Beats one live or on demand.”
Notably, this iTunes is installed and updated with the Windows Store updater, which means that it won’t install iCloud or other Apple software; which makes it more convenient for the user.