Apple iTunes Windows 10 app is now available in microsoft Store
Apple is finally bringing its iTunes app to Microsoft’s Windows 10 app store today. Last year, during its Build developer conference, Microsoft made the surprising announcement that iTunes would be coming to the Microsoft Windows 10 App Store by the end of 2017 but it was delayed. Now the wait is over and Apple iTunes Windows 10 app is now available to download in the Microsoft Store.
Today Apple has published the ‘iTunes’ Windows 10 app in the Microsoft Store, In the Microsoft Store listing, Apple says that “iTunes is the easiest way to enjoy your favorite music, movies, TV shows, and more on Windows-powered PC“.
Note: To get it you need to be running Windows 10 Fall Creators Update — version 1709 or above. It’s available for both x86 and x64 systems.
iTunes is popularly known for its wide range of music library. The company says that you can listen to millions of songs and entire music library with or without internet, and the content is ad-free. It is worth noting that the PC should be running the latest version of Windows 10 Fall Creators Update or higher.
Apple was originally supposed to launch the Microsoft Store version of iTunes by December 31, 2017, but the release was delayed as the company needed more time to improve the performance and reliability of the application on all hardware. The development process took a little longer than expected.
The iTunes app on the Microsoft Store is similar to the regular iTunes, but now installation updates will be handled through the Microsoft Store updater rather than through Apple. Notably, the app will only run on Windows 10 PCs with either x86 or x64 architectures. The arrival of iTunes also ensures the software’s compatibility with Windows 10 S mode, a more secure version meant for schools and other establishments that runs apps downloaded only from the Windows Store.
If you already have the iTunes desktop app installed, be aware that the Microsoft Store version will remove the older install and migrate your settings the first time you run it.