Apple has released updates to its Apple Music, Apple TV, and Apple Devices apps for Windows 11 PC users, which appear to be notable improvements and bug fixes to the preview apps.
Last year, Microsoft said that the Apple Music and Apple TV apps would arrive in the Microsoft Store in 2023 for installation on Windows devices, offering a better Apple Music and Apple TV+ experience than over the web or using the outdated iTunes app to download. Apple Windows. .
In January, preview versions of the two apps appeared in the Microsoft Store, as well as an Apple Devices app for managing devices like iPhones, iPads, and iPods from Windows machines. However, Apple cautioned that as pre-release versions of these apps, “not all features may work as expected.”
Apple hasn’t provided release notes for the latest updates, so we don’t have a full list of changes and fixes. However, Reddit users have discovered that the Apple Music Preview app now appears to include support for Windows 11 media controls and keyboard shortcuts, lyrics support, and provides smoother continuous playback of consecutive tracks without loss.
Regarding the preview of Apple devices, Apple has reportedly removed mentions of the software that will run on its rumored mixed reality headsets. References to “xrOS” and “RealityOS” are gone. Apple internally called the headset’s software “Reality OS” or “rOS” when it was in development, then decided to update the public name to the less generic name “xrOS,” which stands for “extended reality.” Apple is expected to introduce its headphones at WWDC in June.
There’s no word on what’s new in the Apple TV Preview app yet, but we’ll update this article when we know more.
Please note that installing any of these applications will prevent iTunes for Windows from opening. As a result, other types of content, such as audiobooks and podcasts, will not be accessible until Apple releases a compatible version of iTunes or the preview apps are uninstalled by the user.