Apple Music webplayer and API appear to be in the works, accessible now

With WWDC mere hours away, one would ordinarily expect to know just about everything Apple is to announce in its annual developer's conference, given the highly volatile marriage of internal leaks and the internet. This year presents itself as an exception, however - though we have some idea of what September's upcoming iPhone lineup may look like, there's nary a whisper about Cupertino's plans for this evening.

This seems to no longer be the case, as per Reddit user u/fani123q.

The Apple Music Marketing Tools website is ordinarily used to test out previews for songs in the service's catalogue, and is generally the go-to place to obtain streaming links for tracks and albums for, as the site's name suggests, marketing purposes. It also contained 30-second previews of all tracks available in Apple Music's catalogue.

As of the past couple days, however, a sign-in prompt has shown up on the page for several users, turning these previews into full tracks playable right from the web browser upon signing in. This also appears to be accompanied by a slightly tweaked design for the web-player along with the existing embed options for song previews, indicating expanded capabilities for Apple Music's web API.

As shown, once you sign-in and get through, songs become full-length.

Some users are also reporting that personal playlists are now easily shareable and accessible in this manner.

It's easy to dismiss these as one-off coincidences, but all of this information taken together is ample evidence of Apple expanding its desktop experience for its music streaming service beyond just iTunes, and is something we may see announced officially at WWDC later today.

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