Last year at its Build 2017 developer conference, Microsoft surprised everyone by announcing that Apple will be bringing iTunes to the Microsoft Store (then called the Windows Store). Now, we're coming up on Build 2018, and there have been very few updates, until today.
Yes, you can finally install iTunes via the Microsoft Store. That means no more annoying Apple prompts for updates, trying to push other Apple products like iCloud onto your machine. Instead, the app will update itself through the Store.
In order to get it, you'll need to be on Windows 10 version 1709, also known as the Fall Creators Update and build 16299, or later. It comes in x64 or x86 flavors - so obviously there's no support for Windows 10 Mobile, in case you were expecting it - and it will run on all PC platforms. If you've got a Windows 10 on ARM machine like HP's Envy x2, it will download and run the x86 package.
The download size comes in at 476.7MB, and while this sounds heavy, we all know that iTunes is a mess of features. It's a store for movies, TV shows, and music, as well as a media player and the Windows portal for Apple Music. It's also necessary if you want to transfer photos from your iPhone to your Windows PC via a wired connection.
No one really wants iTunes, but there are plenty of people that need it, if only for transferring data between an iPhone and a PC. For that purpose alone, Windows users should rejoice at this being available.
To download iTunes from the Microsoft Store, you can find it here.