- The Apple iTunes Store is still accessible through music on a Mac and iTunes on a Windows device.
- Apple iTunes has new releases, hits from different genres, charts, music videos, concert films, pre-orders, deals, and Apple Music advertisements.
- Many musicians offer downloads and streaming to cater to the significantly larger audience that prefers music streaming.
Apple iTunes software in 2022-2023 is still available for older Mac and Windows devices, combining podcasts, videos, audiobooks, and device management. Apple Music members utilize the still-bloated iTunes or online app because the split of Apple Music into its app never made it to Windows devices. Of course, the iTunes Store is still accessible through music on a Mac and iTunes on Windows devices. The users of iPhones and iPads can get the iTunes Store from the App Store.
Nearly all music consumers favor the streaming approach, and it is easy to understand why. Listeners can stream anything they like for about the price of one record, with commercials and other restrictions, for free or about $10 per month. Despite this, music downloads are still popular, and many favor owning their favorite music. When you listen to music through streaming, you are essentially renting it. If you stop making your monthly subscription payments, your music will stop. On the other hand, purchasing songs grants lifetime access to the files for your personal use.
Due to the much bigger payment per purchase compared to one stream, many musicians also favor music downloads over streaming. Some listeners download music to tip their preferred musicians because of the big payback. While some musicians refuse to have their music available on streaming platforms, many offer both downloads and streaming to cater to the significantly larger audience that prefers music streaming.
Because of these factors, we don't anticipate the iTunes Store disappearing very soon. It doesn't take up much of Apple's time/resources since most of the service's inventory is controlled by Apple Music. However, it would be good to see Windows receive a unique Apple Music app.
Layout and Feature iTunes in 2022-2023
The desktop and mobile user interfaces have remained constant. It is relatively familiar to those who have used Apple Music or, to a lesser extent, any other music streaming service. Apple iTunes has new releases, hits from different genres, charts, music videos, concert films, pre-orders, deals, and Apple Music advertisements. Under other menus, the mobile app also includes movies, TV shows, and tones.
You can choose between Apple Music, Your Library, and the iTunes Store when searching in the Music app on a desktop. The iTunes Store search returns relevant music videos, albums, and songs. Before purchasing, you can listen to music for 90 seconds or 30 seconds for shorter tracks. Your computer will download a 256kbps AAC file. All iTunes songs are DRM-free. Additionally, Apple iTunes keep up to 100,000 of your imported tunes in the cloud for convenient device access without device syncing.