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Apple iTunes finally available on Microsoft Store for Windows 10

Official availability doesn't necessarily mean that Apple iTunes will finally start working smoothly on Windows, though.

  • Published: April 27, 2018 9:51 AM IST
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Apple iTunes is particularly useful if you have an Apple ID and Apple Music subscription. If you use an iPhone or iPad, it will also help in transferring data to and from your PC and your smartphone or tablet. However, if you’re a Windows PC user, you’ve likely been at the receiving end of much frustration courtesy of the iTunes app. However, this latest move will ease one small aspect of using iTunes on a Windows PC – you can now download it easily off the Microsoft Store for Windows 10.

Thus far, the only way to download iTunes on Windows was to visit the Apple website from your browser and download the installer file directly. Now, it’s possible to visit the Microsoft Store on your Windows 10 PC, where you can download and install Apple iTunes directly. The app is available for Windows 10 devices only, and is free to download.

Apple iTunes can be particularly irritating to use if you’re a Windows user, but is unfortunately necessary to properly maintain an Apple ID and Apple Music subscription. If you intend to use Apple Music and your paid subscription on a Windows PC, you need Apple iTunes to do so.

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Additionally, if you use any Apple iOS devices, iTunes will serve as the tool to ensure data transfers and connectivity between the portable device and the PC. Apple iTunes is particularly slow on Windows PCs, and can be hard to use on entry-level PCs with less processing power. The app is also notorious for needing far too many updates, which can be rather data-heavy.

 

  • Published Date: April 27, 2018 9:51 AM IST