Apple is finally bringing the iTunes to the Windows Store. The app was supposed to reach the store by the end of 2017 but it never did.
Starting today, you can download the Apple’s iTunes app using the Microsoft Store. The app gets the same set of features as the regular desktop version but gets its updates using the Windows Store.
Microsoft desperately wanted Apple to bring iTunes to the Store for the Windows 10 S users, who can only run apps that are found in the Store. Windows 10 S is targeted to students who want better battery life on their mobile devices and seek for tighter security.
The iTunes app is a whopping 476MB in size and already has over 140 user ratings (in less than a day). The app is packaged using Centennial, a technique that Microsoft uses to prepare Full Windows Applications for distribution and installation through the Microsoft Store.
There’s also another advantage of using the Microsoft Store version of the iTunes. If you get the app from the store, you won’t have to deal with the Apple installer which automatically downloads Apple services like iCloud and Bonjour.
If you want to migrate from the legacy version of iTunes to the Store version of the software, the procedure is very simple. All you have to do is head to the Windows Store and download a copy of iTunes. Upon installation, you are prompted with an option to uninstall the other build, hit yes, and you are good to go.
And here’s a fun fact – the most searched app in the Microsoft Store previously was iTunes even when the app wasn’t there. No wonder it’s big news for Windows users, especially the ones who are using the Windows 10 S.