If you are one of those who have an iPhone and use Windows, you can now say goodbye to iTunes, one of the most criticized Apple apps (on all platforms). The company has decided to give some space to one of its star applications; which was the starting point of the iPod and later the rest of Apple devices.
Now, those from Cupertino want to replace part of the functions of iTunes on Windows, the last platform on which it was available, since it also passed away on Macs for a long time. From now on, users of devices and services Apple on Windows They will have a series of apps at their disposal to carry out the tasks they have been doing with iTunes.
As on the Mac, the key features of iTunes will be divided into three independent applications: Apple TV, Apple Music and Apple Devices, so that the user will only have to install those that they use. For example, if you only use Spotify, you won’t have to download Apple Music. Apple Devices will be the most important, since it is the one that allows synchronization between Windows apps and the Apple device, specifically, in case, of course, iCloud is not used to synchronize, also available in Windows.
iTunes becomes three separate apps on Windows
In the case of Apple Music, it will now work as an independent app, but will maintain the iTunes functionalities in playing and organizing music. It will not be necessary to have an Apple Music subscription, since it also works as a player. What’s more, you won’t have to do anything, once migrated to the new app, all your content, and all the organization that you had before in iTunes will become available in Music, as long as they are functionalities that the latter maintains.
In the case of Apple TV, it also allows Windows users to watch movies and TV shows from their iTunes library, along with, of course, all the content available via an Apple TV+ subscription. Apple Devices, on the other hand, allow you to continue making backup copies or restore iPhones and iPads, as well as sync content with those devices, similar to how it works with its integration in the Mac Finder.
However, you can continue using iTunes for now, especially if you use its Apple Podcast functionality, which is the only place where you can continue managing your library. For now, iTunes is not dead at allbut given that Apple has begun to launch its apps separately, it seems that its months are numbered.