Apple Music Embeddable Web Player Widget Updated to Let Subscribers Sign in and Play Full Tracks, Albums, and Playlists

Apple has updated its Apple Music tools website with a new interface that allows subscribers to sign in and play full songs, albums, and playlists within embeddable widgets, leading to speculation that the company could be about to introduce an Apple Music web client.

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Signed into a widget on the Apple Music Tools site

Apple has been hosting the tools URL to let artists download Apple Music badges and generate embeddable widgets for promotional use on their own websites and blogs.

Previously it was only possible to play 30-90 second sample tracks in widgets. However, a Reddit user discovered that after logging in with their Apple Music credentials using a sign in button, they were able to search for and listen to full songs, albums, and playlists through the site, as well as add songs directly to their Apple Music library without being kicked out to another app.

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The Apple Music web player, logged in via an iOS device

While it's still not possible to browse your library, create playlists or see what friends are playing on the site, the change does suggest Apple could be preparing a full-fat Apple Music web client to compete with existing offerings from the likes of Spotify.

You can learn whether Apple announces that a web player is in the works today and keep abreast of all other Apple-related developments at WWDC right here at MacRumors.
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Rigby Avatar
79 months ago
The first step in eliminating iTunes!
Hopefully not. The current version of iTunes has some interface problems, but it is still the most powerful application for managing large music and movie libraries. None of the other music/movie services have anything comparable. It's one of those things many like to complain about, but I bet it would be bitterly missed if it were gone. My hope is that they bring back the focus that iTunes once had in older versions.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Secondempire Avatar
79 months ago
The first step in eliminating iTunes!
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recoil80 Avatar
79 months ago
The first step in eliminating iTunes!
Announcing a new iTunes (or a significant overhaul) for the Mac would the a nice surprise of today's keynote
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
BSben Avatar
79 months ago
I use Apple Music on iOS, Mac & CarPlay.

The volume levels on a huge number of tracks are not consistent (especially older tracks from the 90's, 80's etc). It has nothing to do with my car, Mac, iPhone or iPad. The problem is the source.
There is a setting called Sound Check which is meant to avoid this problem.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
berrymetal Avatar
79 months ago
That's beautiful... I think they should just make it an official web player
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
idmean Avatar
79 months ago
I hope this will be better than the mess on my Mac that is called iTunes...
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)