Apple is hiring engineers for building the “next generation of media apps for Windows’ as per a new job listing on its website. Apple did away with iTunes in macOS Catalina, though it kept the Windows version of the app around. The app, however, does not provide users with access to Apple TV+.
For accessing Apple TV+, Windows users have to go to the Apple TV+ website which does not provide a good user experience. It is likely that Apple is looking to build an iTunes replacement app for Windows. The company could also be working on a new iCloud app for Windows as many users might find the existing app sorely lacking in features especially after the launch of iCloud Drive.
Below is what Apple’s job listing for the position says:
The Media Apps team is looking for a creative Senior Software Engineer to work on the next generation of media apps for Windows. You will help build innovative features that will delight millions of customers around the world.
You possess strong skills in the areas of application design, solid API design principles and have a strong understanding of customer and workflow issues. You have a history of shipping large volume consumer product successfully. You are a well-rounded developer who is not afraid to question assumptions. You have an excellent written and oral skills. You love collaborating under tight deadlines.
If you love music and you are passionate about writing code, and want to work with world-class engineering teams that ship to millions of users, the Media Apps team is the place for you.
The usage of “apps” indicates that Apple is presumably looking to work on not one but multiple Windows apps. The company will possibly try to bring the Music, Apple TV+, and Podcasts app as seen in macOS Catalina to Windows.
Do you use a Windows PC on a daily basis? Which apps do you want Apple to bring to the platform?[Via Neowin]