How to install Apple Music (official) app on Windows 11

Here are the instructions to install the Apple Music Preview on Windows 11.

Windows 11 Apple Music app
Windows 11 Apple Music app

On Windows 11, you can now download and install the first public preview of the Apple Music app. 

The app offers the same design and features already found on macOS, including unlimited access to millions of songs and your music library. However, since this is a preview not all features may work as expected. After installing the Music app, the iTunes app will no longer open, and audiobooks or podcasts on your computer will be inaccessible until Apple releases a compatible version of iTunes.

If you want to revert back to iTunes, you will have to uninstall this version of the Apple Music app. Also, to sync media to Apple devices you will need to install the Apple Devices app.

This guide will walk you through the steps to try out the preview of the Apple Music app for Windows 11.

Install Apple Music on Windows 11 from Microsoft Store

To install the Apple Music (preview) app on Windows 11, use these steps:

  1. Open Apple Music page.

  2. Click the Get (or Install) button. (Click the More details option to open the Microsoft Store experience.)

  3. Click the Open button.

    Apple Music app in Microsoft Store

  4. Click the Continue button to agree to the preview terms.

Once you complete the steps, the app will install on Windows 11. It’ll also be available from the Start menu.

Install Apple Music on Windows 11 from Command Prompt

To install the Apple Music (preview) app from Command Prompt with winget, use these steps:

  1. Open Start.

  2. Search for Command Prompt, right-click the top result, and select the Run as administrator option.

  3. Type the following command to install the Apple Music app on Windows 11 and press Enter:

    winget install --id 9PFHDD62MXS1

    winget install Apple Music app

  4. Press Y and Enter.

After you complete the steps, you can start the Music app from the Start menu.

About the author

Mauro Huculak is a Windows How-To Expert who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He has also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 14 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows and software, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 20 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ and Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, LinkedIn and Email him at [email protected].