Apple has announced through a new support document that the first generation Apple TV and PCs running Windows XP or Vista will no longer be able to access the iTunes Store. This change will go live from May 25 due to security changes being implemented by Apple.
Apple has already started informing first-generation Apple TV users about this upcoming change via an email.
As for Windows XP and Windows Vista PC users, they will still be able to access the iTunes Store using an older version of the app. However, they will no longer be able to make new purchases or redownload any of their previous purchases on that PC. Microsoft has already stopped support for Windows XP and Windows Vista, and while Windows XP/Vista still run on millions of PCs out there, this move from Apple is unlikely to cause inconvenience to a lot of people.
Starting May 25, Apple will introduce security changes that prevent older Windows PCs from using the iTunes Store. If you have Windows XP or Vista PC, your computer is no longer supported by Microsoft, and you’re not able to use the latest version of iTunes.
iTunes 12 and higher only supports Windows 7 and newer versions of the OS.
Are you still using a PC running Windows XP or Windows Vista to access the iTunes Store?