Apple this week officially released the Apple TV, Apple Music and Apple Devices apps for Windows – they appeared last year, but the company has now removed the preview notes from their pages.
The three new apps, coupled with the updated iCloud for Windows, will all but eliminate the dependency on iTunes for Windows PC users to access Apple services and devices—only to access podcasts and audiobooks on Windows. Access to the iTunes library, purchased songs and albums will be available through Apple Music. Apple TV will help you watch movies and TV shows from your iTunes library, as well as connect to a subscription streaming service. Backing up and restoring iPhone and iPad, as well as syncing content with these devices, will be available in the Apple Devices app.
Apple is integrating its services into the Windows ecosystem with the participation of Microsoft – previously, the Photos component from Windows 11 received integration with the iCloud Photos library. Apple’s suite of applications for Windows so far only works on traditional PCs on x86 chips running Windows 10 and 11. There are no versions for Qualcomm Arm processors for Windows yet – but it recently became known that a version of the Google Chrome browser is being developed for them.