Apple has released the latest versions of music, TV and devices on the Windows platform. These apps are available for download on x86 devices running Windows 10 and 11.
Apple has previously released music, TV and devices on Windows in ‘Preview’. These apps are only available on Windows 11, not 10. When this latest release is released, the apps are out of their preview state and are available on both OS versions.
Music, TV & Devices is the eventual replacement for iTunes, which continues to exist. While Apple killed iTunes for Mac in macOS Catalina, it somehow continues to exist on Windows and gets regular updates. However, the app is clunky in the tooth and obviously long, not to mention missing many modern features. That’s where the new apps come in.
With the Music app, for example, you have some of the same features on Apple’s own platforms, including access to lossless and high-quality music, that iTunes lacks. The TV app gives you access to your iTunes purchases and Apple TV+ streaming content in up to 4K HDR. The Devices app manages things like syncing, backing up, and updating your iPhone, iPad, and iPod devices.
It is unclear how long Apple will continue to maintain iTunes for Windows. Maybe it will stick for more than 10 versions of Windows but probably not much for this world at this point.