Apple Brings Apple Music to the Web for Desktop

Apple has unveiled its desktop version of Apple Music for the web in a beta release, ahead of its coming standalone streaming app…

Tech giant Apple has launched a web portal for Apple Music before its release of a standalone app. The interface closely resembles said mobile experience, which is scheduled to come out with macOS Catalina sometime later this year.

Apple Music for Desktop goes Live

The new Apple Music desktop site works just like people would think, the biggest difference being it runs in a browser. Apple states it is compatible with all browsers, as well as all devices. Meaning, it will run on Google Chrome, Windows 10, and even Android.

The new website provides users with full access to the entire Apple Music library. Plus, it syncs individuals’ playlists and includes recommendations under “For You.” Furthermore, Apple Music’s radio stations are part of the experience.

However, Apple concedes some things are missing, such as its flagship Beats 1 live broadcast. Also absent is Apple’s original music video content, along with smart playlists. Although, the company stipulates it will continue to build out the site over time.

With this move, Apple more directly challenges competitor Spotify, which now boasts 100 million paying subscribers and has offered a web player for years.

Ashley Lipman

Ashley Lipman is a super-connector with Outreachmama who helps businesses find their audience online through outreach, partnerships, and networking.