iTunes Finally Launches in the Windows 10 Store

In May of last year, Apple announced that it would be launching iTunes in the Windows 10 Store — which, in part, would let users of Windows 10 S (which was introduced with the Surface Laptop) have access to the digital storefront.

The plan was to launch iTunes in the Windows 10 Store before the end of 2017. However, that didn’t pan out. At the time, Apple said that it needed a “bit more time” to “get it right” before it felt comfortable launching the app into the Microsoft storefront. Unfortunately, there wasn’t any word on when Apple expected to be ready.

Here’s what they said at the time:

“We have been working with Microsoft to deliver the full iTunes experience to our customers and we need a little more time to get it right,” said an Apple spokesperson via an emailed statement.”

Now, it looks like the time has finally arrived, almost a year later. iTunes is now available in the Windows 10 Store. For those who do download it from the official Windows store, be aware that this is the same version you can download outside of the storefront. Updates to iTunes will also be handled through the Windows 10 Store as well.

iTunes is available right now through the Windows 10 Store. You can find a link to it down below.

Our Take

With Windows 10 S only supporting apps that are downloaded directly from the Windows 10 Store, this should be a major boost, considering iTunes has been one of the most searched for apps not available up to this point. While it would have been good to see the initial launch window met, this is better late than never.

[via Windows 10 Store]