Apple Music comes to web
Apple Music is finally getting a web version to let subscribers stream music directly from the browser without needing to install iTunes or Apple Music App. The company has launched the public beta at beta.music.apple.com.
The web interface looks like Apple’s new standalone Music app that the company is launching with macOS Catalina later this year. Apple Music for web will support all platforms including Windows 10, Linux, Chrome OS and should work in all browsers.
Apple Music for web will offer the Apple Music catalog and it will also sync libraries. Apple’s personalized “For You” recommendations and radio stations will also be available.
This is the beta launch, so Apple will be using the feedback from customers to improve, add more features and fix bugs. Later, users will also be able to sign up for Apple Music through the website. For now, only existing subscribers can use the web version.
The beta site will miss some of the Apple Music’s features including flagship Beats 1 live broadcast, some of Apple’s original music video content and smart playlists. Apple has confirmed that it will keep improving the web version with the time.
With Apple Music for web, Apple aims to reach more users and beat its biggest rival Spotify that has 100 million paid subscribers and also offers web player.