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iTunes' days are numbered on Windows 10

Apple rolls out Apple Music, Apple TV, and Apple Devices apps for Windows 10 users

Apple's iTunes doesn't have much time left on Windows, as Apple has rolled out a new trio of apps to replace the venerable music player.

According to a new Apple support page, the trio apps only work for Windows 10 and later. And don't think you can just get by with downloading one app — you'll have to download all three.

While the Apple TV and Apple Music apps are somewhat self explanatory, the Apple Devices app may not be.

The Apple Devices app will allow users to manually update, back up, restore, and manage their iPhone or iPad. It will also allow them to manually sync content from their PC, the same way that the Finder does now in macOS.

Once you download any of the three apps, iTunes will only be able to access podcasts and audiobooks.

"After you download the Apple Music app, Apple TV app, and Apple Devices app, you won't see any of your music or video content in iTunes," the support page reads. "And you can't use iTunes to manually sync and manage your iPhone or iPad. You can use iTunes to access only your podcasts and audiobooks."

Apple does, however, caution users to keep their iTunes library. The Apple Music and Apple TV applications still need to access it.

If a user doesn't have Windows 10 or later, or if their computer can't run the aforementioned apps for some reason, they should still be able to use iTunes for now.

Apple rolled out a preview of Apple Music and Apple TV for Windows 11 in January 2023.