Apple began hiring engineers to “construct the following era of media apps for Home windows” in 2019, which resulted within the Apple TV app for Xbox final 12 months. 9to5Mac has now discovered that the corporate is working to carry Music and Podcasts apps to Microsoft Retailer, which could possibly be launched to the general public later this 12 months.
Sources advised 9to5Mac that Apple has been testing each Music and Podcasts apps for Microsoft platforms in a personal beta. We can’t verify if the apps can be suitable with Home windows PCs or in the event that they had been developed to work solely with Xbox, similar to the Apple TV app.
Nevertheless, we will simply think about that these apps can be accessible for PC customers since iTunes was discontinued in 2019 with the discharge of macOS Catalina. Though Apple nonetheless provides an iTunes model for Home windows, the app hasn’t acquired new options for a while now, and the expertise of accessing Apple Music and Apple Podcasts by means of iTunes is just not good.
When Apple began on the lookout for engineers to work on new Home windows apps, the corporate emphasised that the job required expertise with the Common Home windows Platform (UWP), which is mainly the fashionable Home windows app platform. As Apple has been increasing its funding in companies, it is sensible for the corporate to supply apps for extra platforms.
Final 12 months, the primary indicators that Apple was planning to launch the Apple TV app on Microsoft Retailer were revealed in September, whereas the app was officially released two months later in November. An analogous schedule could apply to Music and Podcasts apps.
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