iTunes' days are numbered on Windows 10

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Apple's iTunes doesn't have much time left on Windows, as Apple has rolled out a new trio of apps to replace the venerable music player.

Apple rolls out Apple Music, Apple TV, and Apple Devices apps for Windows 10 users
Apple rolls out Apple Music, Apple TV, and Apple Devices apps for Windows 10 users



According to a new Apple support page, the trio apps only work for Windows 10 and later. And don't think you can just get by with downloading one app -- you'll have to download all three.

While the Apple TV and Apple Music apps are somewhat self explanatory, the Apple Devices app may not be.

The Apple Devices app will allow users to manually update, back up, restore, and manage their iPhone or iPad. It will also allow them to manually sync content from their PC, the same way that the Finder does now in macOS.

Once you download any of the three apps, iTunes will only be able to access podcasts and audiobooks.

"After you download the Apple Music app, Apple TV app, and Apple Devices app, you won't see any of your music or video content in iTunes," the support page reads. "And you can't use iTunes to manually sync and manage your iPhone or iPad. You can use iTunes to access only your podcasts and audiobooks."

Apple does, however, caution users to keep their iTunes library. The Apple Music and Apple TV applications still need to access it.

If a user doesn't have Windows 10 or later, or if their computer can't run the aforementioned apps for some reason, they should still be able to use iTunes for now.

Apple rolled out a preview of Apple Music and Apple TV for Windows 11 in January 2023.



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Comments

  • Reply 1 of 6
    M68000M68000 Posts: 705member
    And windows 10 days are numbered too.  I remember a coworker tell me years sgo that Microsoft said this will be the last name “ever” for windows.  So much for that LOL.  They are now doing everything they can to get you to use windows 11. 😊
    byronlwatto_cobra
  • Reply 2 of 6
    Got all three apps installed on Win 11 PC.  Seem to work well.  New iCoud app downloaded from Microsoft Store also.
    byronlwatto_cobra
  • Reply 3 of 6
    maltzmaltz Posts: 448member
    M68000 said:
    And windows 10 days are numbered too.  I remember a coworker tell me years sgo that Microsoft said this will be the last name “ever” for windows.  So much for that LOL.  They are now doing everything they can to get you to use windows 11. 😊

    Yeah, but Win11 isn't THAT different from Win10.  The start menu is the main thing, and it's really kind of grown on me.  I did move it back to the left hand side, though.  I didn't care for the taskbar being centered.  Most everything else I've either adjusted to or changed back.
    byronlwatto_cobra
  • Reply 4 of 6
    williamhwilliamh Posts: 1,028member
    M68000 said:
    And windows 10 days are numbered too.  I remember a coworker tell me years sgo that Microsoft said this will be the last name “ever” for windows.  So much for that LOL.  They are now doing everything they can to get you to use windows 11. 😊
    That’s an annoying fact.  And then …

    https://www.howtogeek.com/871584/windows-12-release-date-and-everything-else-we-know/
    watto_cobra
  • Reply 5 of 6
    M68000 said:
    And windows 10 days are numbered too.  I remember a coworker tell me years sgo that Microsoft said this will be the last name “ever” for windows.  So much for that LOL.  They are now doing everything they can to get you to use windows 11. 😊
    Many millions of Windows PCs in the wild can’t run Windows 11 due to the hardware requirements so dropping Windows 10 support is a great way for M$ to alienate a whole host of existing users 😳
    byronlwatto_cobra
  • Reply 6 of 6
    end of an era
    watto_cobra
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