How to Get Apple Music on Windows

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Apple Music is finally here, and you don't need a Mac or iOS device to enjoy it. Apple's new all-you-can-eat music subscription service is available for Windows via iTunes, meaning anyone with the music playback software can enjoy millions of streaming songs and around-the-clock live radio from Beats 1. If you're eager to jam Taylor Swift's 1989 on a loop until your ears can't possibly take it anymore, here's how to get Apple Music on your Windows PC.

How to Get Apple Music on Windows

1.Visit the iTunes official website and select Download Now. 


MORE: Apple Music FAQ: Everything You Need to Know

2. Open the installer and select Next.


3. Set your installation preferences and select Install.


4. Select Finish.


5. iTunes will open. Apple will ask if you agree to share details about your library. Select No Thanks or Agree.


6. Select the For You tab in iTunes.


7. Select "Start 3-Month Free Trial".


8. Select either an Individual ($9.99) or Family ($14.99 for up to six users) plan. You won't be billed until after the trial ends, and you can prevent getting charged by disabling auto-renew (more on that later). 

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9. Enter your Apple ID and password.


10. You're all set! Feel free to peruse Apple Music's live radio stations, Connect artist pages and millions of streamable songs. For a breakdown of Apple Music's pros and cons, check out our early impressions.


How to Avoid Getting Charged

 1. Click your avatar at the top right of iTunes and select Account Info.


2. After entering your password, scroll to Settings and select Manage next to Subscriptions.


3. In the Automatic Renewal section, select Off.


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Michael Andronico
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A devout gamer and tech enthusiast, Mike Andronico joined the Laptop team in July 2013. With a B.A. in Journalism from Purchase College and experience at GameNGuide, Examiner and 2D-X, Mike tackles everything from iPhone rumors to in-depth hardware reviews.
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  • Julie Says:

    Thx for this info. I have an iPhone 7 and am streaming Apple Music on that. I want to purchase a MS Surface X and while I realize I can access Apple Music on that, I'm wondering if I can install and use it on both devices? Apple will only answer the question from perspective of all Apple products (duh). Any insight?

  • Don Says:

    I used to own a few Apple products but I realised they were subpar in comparison.

    For e.g. my iPod Classic worth AU$600 was producing less than 1/2 the sound quality when compared with my room mates Sony iPod competitor.

    Apple just packages and markets tech well and they were known for being very inter compatible but with Windows 10 coming out, Apple's lead has just expired in this department as well.

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