How to install iTunes on Windows 10, 11

Yes, you can download and install iTunes on your Windows 10 or 11 computer, and here are a couple ways to do it.

Windows 11 with iTunes installed
Windows 11 with iTunes installed / Image: Mauro Huculak
  • To install iTunes on Windows, download the app from the Microsoft Store or run the winget install --id apple.itunes command in Command Prompt.

In the past, to access the service on Windows 10 (or even Windows 11), you needed to download the iTunes installer from the Apple website and follow a series of steps. However, the app is now available through the Microsoft Store.

It’s just your classic desktop app that you already know, but the installation takes fewer clicks, and updates happen automatically.

In this guide, I will teach you the easy steps to download the iTunes apps on your device running Windows 10.

Install iTunes on Windows

You can install iTunes in at least two ways, including from the Microsoft Store or through Command Prompt.

Install from Microsoft Store

To get the iTunes app on Windows 10 (or 11), use these steps:

  1. Open Microsoft Store.

  2. Search for iTunes and select the top result.

  3. Click the Install button.

    Microsoft Store install iTunes

  4. Click the Launch button.

  5. Click the Agree button to accept the terms.

Install from Command Prompt

To install iTunes with the winget command, 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 iTunes app and press Enter:

    winget install --id apple.itunes

    winget install iTunes app

Once you complete the steps, you can use iTunes as your media player with the music tracks already stored on your computer. You can also sign in with an existing (or create a new) account to purchase or stream your favorite tunes and access movies, shows, podcasts, and audiobooks.

Uninstall iTunes on Windows

In the same way, you can also remove the entertainment app from Apple through the Settings app or using Command Prompt.

Remove from Settings

To uninstall iTunes from Windows 10 (or 11), use these steps:

  1. Open Settings.

  2. Click on Apps.

  3. Click on Apps & features.

  4. Search for iTunes and select the top result under the “Apps & features” section.

    Quick note: On Windows 11, the option to uninstall apps is available on Settings > Apps > Installed apps.
  5. Click the Uninstall button.

    Uninstall Apple iTunes on Windows 10

  6. Click the Uninstall button again.

Remove from Command Prompt

  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 remove the iTunes app and press Enter:

    winget uninstall --id apple.itunes

    winget uninstall iTunes

After you complete the steps, the app will be removed from your computer along with any other Apple service previously installed with iTunes.

The music and other media you purchase from the Apple service using the iTunes app as well as tracks and other items already saved on your device won’t be deleted after removing the app. However, it’s always recommended to regularly create a backup of your device and your media before making system changes and to prevent data loss as a result of hardware failure.

Update June 7, 2024: This guide has been updated to ensure accuracy and reflect changes to the process.

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 About.me. Email him at [email protected].