Apple Music is now available to stream in your web browser. Apple Music for the web quietly launched in beta in September but seems to have slid under the radar for most folks who didn't know the service existed. It lets you stream more than 60 million songs and access playlists, albums, artists and favorites you may have saved on your iPhone. The web version is convenient for subscribers who normally use the Apple Music app on an iPhone or iPad but have not used the service on a Windows computer where they'd have to download and install Apple's famously sluggish iTunes software.
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At last, you can listen to Apple Music on the web, in your browser of choice, instead of needing an iOS or Android app, or iTunes app for Mac or Windows. We confirmed the web player works on several Macs and Android phones. As you can see, the web player looks pretty darn similar to the new Music app that replaces iTunes on the upcoming macOS Catalina. Apple Music subscribers have access to the service's entire streaming music collection and radio stations. The web player also syncs playlists and includes personalized recommendations in the "For You" tab just like in the apps. As The Verge points out, the web player is missing Apple Music's Beats 1 live broadcast, Apple's original music videos, and smart playlists. Apple Music launched in and has grown to become a formidable music streaming service with over 60 million subscribers ; Spotify has over million subscribers, but in terms of music catalog and features, Apple Music has closed the gap significantly. Make no mistake: the web player is greatly appreciated, but it's sort of a trojan horse as Apple expands into services. Making its services accessible on any device will make them even more enticing for non-Apple users to take a dip into the rest of Apple's ecosystem, whether it's devices or services. Get your taste of Apple Music on your Chromebook and, next thing you know, you're probably using an iPhone.
Michael Potuck. Previously, Apple has given users a very basic Apple Music web experience, but now in a public beta, a full Apple Music web app offers a much better way to access your library on devices without the iTunes or Music app. Without signing in, users can browse new music, Apple playlists, and listen to second preview clips. Signing in offers users their full Apple Music library through the web. Notably, on a Mac, the web app respects the system-wide Dark Mode setting. FTC: We use income earning auto affiliate links. Check out 9to5Mac on YouTube for more Apple news:. A collection of tutorials, tips, and tricks from the 9to5Mac team helping you fix and get the most out of your favorite gear.