It’s about time.
In what was a long time in the making, Apple is finally making iTunes available in the Windows Store. Microsoft made the official announcement during its Build developer event earlier Thursday in Seattle, Washington.
iTunes is already available for Windows users, though the new move makes the accessibility of the software easier for Windows users to find and download. Most notably, the move also surprisingly makes iTunes and therefore Apple Music the only music streaming service available within the Windows Store. Currently Google’s Chrome browser and Spotify are absent from the store due to Microsoft’s strict requirements that some companies aren’t able to work with.
While the announcement was made today, iTunes is not yet available in the Windows Store. The release date has yet to be revealed, though expectation is that it will arrive later this year. In the mean time, stay tuned to Verge Campus as more information becomes available.