Apple's Music and Podcasts app could be coming to Windows or Xbox

Music app on Mac
Music app on Mac (Image credit: iMore)

What you need to know

  • Apple is working on a Music and Podcasts app for Microsoft platforms.
  • It's currently unclear if it will be released on Windows computers or Xbox.

As reported by 9to5Mac, Apple is working on Microsoft platform versions of its Music and Podcasts app. It is currently unclear if the apps are being designed for Windows computers, Xbox, or both.

While the Apple TV app has only come to Xbox so far, as the outlet points out, it would make sense for the Music and Podcast app to come to Windows computers since iTunes, which was also made for Windows, was discontinued.

However, we can easily imagine that these apps will be available for PC users since iTunes was discontinued in 2019 with the release of macOS Catalina. Although Apple still offers an iTunes version for Windows, the app hasn't received new features for some time now, and the experience of accessing Apple Music and Apple Podcasts through iTunes is not good.

Apple TV app on Xbox

Apple TV app on Xbox (Image credit: iMore)

It only took a few months to go from the first signs of an Apple TV app on Xbox to it materializing on the game console.

Last year, the first signs that Apple was planning to launch the Apple TV app on Microsoft Store were revealed in September, while the app was officially released two months later in November. A similar schedule may apply to Music and Podcasts apps.

The Apple TV app is mostly watched on televisions, so it makes sense that Apple focused in on Xbox as opposed to releasing the app for Windows computers. Although less known, Apple TV+ subscribers can also watch the service through the browser.

It is currently unknown when the apps may roll out to either platform.

Joe Wituschek

Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.