Apple to bring Music and Podcasts apps to Microsoft Store

By Maaz Perwez
Apple Music

Apple is planning to bring the Music and the Podcasts apps to the Microsoft store. Apple has been lately adding a lot of Apple services to Windows and Android. Apple just wants to sell its services more and more. However, it is unclear whether the Apps will support on Windows PC or the apps are only coming for the consoles.

In November 2020 we saw Apple launched an Apple TV app that is compatible with Xbox One, series X and Series S, so it could be that Apple might release only for consoles and not for Windows PC.

Apple could be planning to release these apps on Windows as we see the discontinuation of iTunes on the Mac. However, Apple continues to offer a version of iTunes designed for Windows machines. Although the app is rarely updated and the interface is also very old.

Apple transitioned away from iTunes on the Mac in 2019 with the release of macOS Catalina, providing users with separate Music, TV, and Podcast apps.

In November 2019, Apple posted job listings to build the next generation of media apps for windows. So a new revamped design of windows apps might be in works and we should see it coming out soon. At the time, Apple said that it was looking for engineers with experience using Universal Windows Platform, which allows for apps that work on Xbox and other Windows 10 platforms.


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