Last year, Microsoft and Apple announced that new Apple Music and Apple TV apps would be launched before the end of 2022. However, that didn’t happen, but at last, Apple has released the beta versions of its Apple Music and Apple TV apps for devices running Windows 11, which means you can install them on your Samsung Windows laptop.
The standalone apps for Apple Music and Apple TV are now listed in Microsoft Store. You can download their beta versions directly on a Windows laptop, PC, or tablet and stream high-quality music and videos. Both these apps are built with modern Microsoft technologies, so they run faster and consume fewer resources than the iTunes app.
Apple Music and Apple TV apps are finally available for Windows devices via Microsoft Store
The UI design is broadly similar to the macOS versions of the Apple Music and Apple TV apps. However, Apple has tweaked it slightly, so it gels well with the Windows 11 design language. The Apple Music app lets you stream Hi-Res Lossless music. Your Apple Music library and iTunes purchases can be accessed in the new app. However, as soon as you install the new app, iTunes will no longer work. The new app still lacks support for Dolby Atmos and lyrics.
The Apple TV app for Windows 11 lets you watch movies and TV shows from Apple TV+ and the video content you purchased from Apple. It supports 4K HDR quality on devices that support that resolution and format. Earlier, the only way to watch Apple TV content on a Windows machine was to use a web browser, and the experience was often laggy.
Apple is also bringing the Apple Devices app to Windows 11 via the Microsoft Store. It lets you back up, restore, and sync data on your Apple devices like Apple Watches, iPads, and iPhones. Apple will keep updating iTunes to support audiobooks and podcasts as such content is still unsupported by the new Apple Music app. The company will probably release separate apps for those things in the future.
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