Apple Music is finally available in a web app

While Apple has worked to expand its services over the last year or so, launching iTunes apps on Samsung TVs and expanding AirPlay to even more brands, one area where it's been lacking is the web. Unlike its competitors, there's never been a way to access the company's services through a browser.

But that's changing, as Apple Music is now available as a web app. That means that not only can use access Apple Music from any device with a web browser, but you can install the web app on your machine from Microsoft's Chromium-based Edge browser.

When the Cupertino firm announced macOS Catalina earlier this year, it said it was breaking up iTunes into four different pieces, such as a new Apple TV app, a Music app, and a Podcast app. The last piece was device integration through Finder. The bad news came later in the day for Windows users, who were told they weren't getting the new iTunes. If you were worried about being stuck with the objectively bloated mess (even Apple decided to finally break it up) that is iTunes, this is at least part of a solution.

Of course, now it's time to start asking Apple for more web apps, such as Apple TV, Podcasts, and even Messages. After all, the company's competitors are doing it. Windows 10 doesn't have a native Amazon Prime Video app, but you can access it through any web browser. Netflix, Hulu, and just about everyone has a web app. Even Google has an Android Messages web app that lets you text from your PC.

If you want to check out the Apple Music web app, you can find it here. Be aware that it's still in beta. If you want to install it on your Windows 10 PC, launch Edge, go to the menu -> Install this site as an app.

Update: An earlier version of this article mistakenly identified this as a progressive web app.

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