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Apples Music And TV Apps For Windows Are Now Available In Preview

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Apples Music And TV Apps For Windows Are Now Available In Preview

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Apples Music And TV Apps For Windows Are Now Available In Preview
Apples Music And TV Apps For Windows Are Now Available In Preview
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Apple Music and TV apps for Windows are available in Preview

Apple Music and TV apps for Windows are available in Preview

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Also, an application to manage iPods and iPads, because iTunes cannot be used with installed applications.

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Apple Music and TV apps for Windows have appeared , with preview versions of the apps in the Microsoft Store via Verifier ( via MacRumors ). Last October, Microsoft announced that it was moving into the platform, allowing users to finally ditch the outdated iTunes app and Apple TV web player for native software closer to the experience built into macOS.

There's also a third preview of an app called Apple Devices, which is designed to manage and sync things like your iPod and iPad, a feature currently available in iTunes on Windows and Mac. It also appears to contain some references to Reality OS and xrOS, which are codenames associated with Apple's virtual reality headsets.

The TV app is similar to the Macross version, although you access different sections via the side menu rather than the tabs above. With it, I was able to watch Apple TV Plus shows, as well as movies purchased from iTunes. It also had a mini player mode. The Music app is similar to the macOS version, although accessing the iTunes Store is more difficult.

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Two Verge employees with Windows 11 were able to install and run the app using the "Dispatcher" links . You can download it yourself here: Apple Music, Apple TV and Apple devices.

When you first open the app, if you're using iTunes, you'll be warned that it will stop working and you'll need to uninstall the preview to get it back. The Music app appears to import My Music and Settings from iTunes, but if you really need to sync your iPod, you might want to try these apps when the Apple Devices app is out of preview. MacRumors suggests that if you use iTunes for Windows to manage or listen to podcasts and audiobooks, you may want to turn it off.

So far, the previews look solid with many of the core features you'd expect, although the apps state that "all features may not work as expected."

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