iTunes has stopped supporting the Windows platform, but there are still alternative applications that you should know about.
According to BGR, Apple has officially discontinued the iTunes application on the Windows operating system. However, the company still offers separate alternative apps to meet everyone’s needs.
Experience new music with Apple Music
The Apple Music app brings an updated interface, supporting lossless quality music playback, time-synchronized lyrics display, and 4K music videos. Besides, users still retain the music library and familiar AirPlay feature of iTunes.
The world of movies and TV is at your fingertips with Apple TV
For your movie and TV media needs, the Apple TV app for Windows promises a full experience with Apple TV+ original programming, personal movie libraries, and rental/purchase content. The app also supports 4K music streaming, subscription channels, and MLS Season Pass for the first time on Windows.
Manage devices easily with the Devices app
The Devices app allows people to update, sync, and back up data across Apple devices. The iTunes application still plays the role of Podcast and audiobook management.
Redesigned iCloud for Windows app
After disabling iTunes on Windows, Apple also made changes to the iCloud for Windows application, helping users easily manage synced content across devices and access them on PCs. The app offers a new setup experience, shows detailed sync status, and more.
Overall, although Mac users have gotten used to not using iTunes for many years, Apple’s separation into separate applications still causes a bit of regret when the content aggregation feature is lost. However, Apple Music and Apple TV still provide an experience close to the iOS version.
In addition, you can choose third-party alternative applications if you want to regain the “nostalgic” feeling of iTunes. For example, MediaMonkey, TouchCopy, and Waveform Music Player are all options worth considering, with the ability to manage music libraries, convert data, sync devices, and more.