New in OS X: Get MacRumors Push Notifications on your Mac

Resubscribe Now Close

iTunes Not Coming to Microsoft's Windows Store in 2017

At its Build developer event earlier this year, Microsoft said Apple was planning to bring its iTunes app to the Windows 10 store, making it easier for Windows users to find the software.

At the time, Microsoft said the app would be available in the Windows Store "by the end of this year," a deadline Apple now says it's not going to be able to make.


"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," an Apple spokesperson told ZDNet.

Both companies are still working to get iTunes into the Windows Store, according to ZDNet's sources, but there is no updated timeline on when it might be available. Apple also did not provide details on why it's taking so long to wrap up the transition to the Windows Store.

Most Windows users can download the iTunes software outside of the Windows Store, but Windows 10 S users will need to do without iTunes for the time being as that's a version of Windows that can only run apps available in the Microsoft Store.



Top Rated Comments

(View all)

8 months ago
The bigger and richer Apple become the poorer the company becomes in getting things done.
Rating: 61 Votes
8 months ago
Thank you, Baby Jesus. Such a horribly written program.

Apple fans talk about how apple software is superior to Windows but all windows users have to judge this by is ITunes which is utter crap.
Rating: 53 Votes
8 months ago
I feel like this isn't super high priority for either company
Rating: 33 Votes
8 months ago

Lol, what does Apple deliver as promised as of late? iTunes for Windows might not be a huge priority but this seems to symptomatic of more widespread issues.


Emojis... lots and lots of emojis.
Rating: 30 Votes
8 months ago

Yes, shame on them for not pulling out all the stops to deliver their music client to the main competing platform. Next can we complain about them not giving out iMessage to Android devices?


You do realize that a majority of iPhone owners are Windows users. Would be nice to have a stable application to reset their phones once Apple releases their next buggy software and bricks theirs phone.
Rating: 20 Votes
8 months ago
I don't understand why iTunes doesn't have a web app/player... Netflix, Hulu, Spotify etc. all work in most browsers, why can't iTunes?
Rating: 17 Votes
8 months ago

Thank you, Baby Jesus. Such s horrible written program.

Apple fans talk about how apple software is superior to Windows but all windows userd have to judge this by is ITunes which is utter crap.


Excellent point. You would think the main app that most Windows users who already own an iPhone would be exposed to on the daily basis would be polished to perfection. After all, what better way to say "Mac is better" than to deliver the best music app on the competing system!
Rating: 15 Votes
8 months ago
Lol, what does Apple deliver as promised as of late? iTunes for Windows might not be a huge priority but this seems symptomatic of more widespread issues.
Rating: 14 Votes
8 months ago
I first read this as Apple promising not to bring iTunes to the Windows Store in 2017 and they are delivering on that promise.
Rating: 14 Votes
8 months ago

The bigger and richer Apple become the poorer the company becomes in getting things done.


Yes, shame on them for not pulling out all the stops to deliver their music client to the main competing platform. Next can we complain about them not giving out iMessage to Android devices?
Rating: 10 Votes

[ Read All Comments ]