Itunes now in Microsoft Store for Windows 10

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  1.    27 Apr 2018 #10

    Does the store app offer the same extensive functionality and user control as the desktop program?
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  2.    27 Apr 2018 #11

    Steve C said: View Post
    Does the store app offer the same extensive functionality and user control as the desktop program?
    exactly the same
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  3.    27 Apr 2018 #12

    Dave44 said: View Post
    exactly the same
    Thanks. I note the Store iTunes app offers "in app purchases". Is this more irritating than the desktop version of iTunes?
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       27 Apr 2018 #13

    Hi folks

    @Steve C
    @Dave44

    Not again wanting to be the "5th player" in a string quartet but didn't Apple recently either say or imply they were going to shut down iTunes and replace it with something else as they were getting creamed by Spotify etc. ITunes users would still be able to access their music but no new content would be added. Seems therefor idiotic of Ms to add this to the store - unless they are thinking of taking it over themselves --then instead of chaos it would become total chaos. !!

    Yes found the article -- downloads to be shut down in Mar 2019.

    Apple Is Shutting Down iTunes Music Downloads on March 31st, 2019, Sources Say

    well I never thought UK's "Brexit" would have that consequence !!!!-- can't say I liked itunes anyway -- still prefer getting content on to HDD in uncompressed FLAC format - HDD's cheap these days.

    Cheers
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  5.    27 Apr 2018 #14

    I just installed the Store app version of iTunes which seems identical to the desktop program. The previous iTunes software was removed but the iTunes app left behind Apple Application Support. Is this needed?
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  6.    27 Apr 2018 #15

    Not good to hear about the downloads. I am not into streaming stuff. So I don't go in for Apple Music. My preference is for iTunes match whereby I only pay approx £25 per year to have my entire music library available to my iOS devices for all 4000 songs I have in my iTunes library (mix of purchases from the store and cd uploads). Not being a radio listener or particulary into 'new' stuff I like to be able to purchase the odd song here and there on the very rare occassions I hear something new that I like. Even if iTunes keeps going it will be difficult for me to add anything new to the matched library unless I physically go out and buy and then upload a cd.

    It does make me worry that iTunes match is for the chop too. Seeing as Apple Music is a bit of a mess I don't want to transition to it. I can imagine the carnage if I did anyway, as it gets confused by all the music that was already matched and uploaded and then cludges it together with the Apple Music matching.

    EDIT

    Looked on apple forum and seems some users have lost ability to sync devices after transitioning from desktop app.
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  7.    27 Apr 2018 #16

    Steve C said: View Post
    I just installed the Store app version of iTunes which seems identical to the desktop program. The previous iTunes software was removed but the iTunes app left behind Apple Application Support. Is this needed?
    I don't believe so - it is only an updater to check you have the latest version of whatever it may be.

    I run Windows on Macs and always uninstall everything except what is absolutely necessary which for me is the bootcamp.exe program to run the keyboard/trackpad which is only required because of the odd keyboard layout.
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  8.    27 Apr 2018 #17

    jimbo45 said: View Post
    Hi folks

    @Steve C
    @Dave44

    Not again wanting to be the "5th player" in a string quartet but didn't Apple recently either say or imply they were going to shut down iTunes and replace it with something else as they were getting creamed by Spotify etc. ITunes users would still be able to access their music but no new content would be added. Seems therefor idiotic of Ms to add this to the store - unless they are thinking of taking it over themselves --then instead of chaos it would become total chaos. !!

    Yes found the article -- downloads to be shut down in Mar 2019.

    Apple Is Shutting Down iTunes Music Downloads on March 31st, 2019, Sources Say

    well I never thought UK's "Brexit" would have that consequence !!!!-- can't say I liked itunes anyway -- still prefer getting content on to HDD in uncompressed FLAC format - HDD's cheap these days.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    cant see apple closing that down Jimbo as it gonna surpass Spotify in USA in summer

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  9.    27 Apr 2018 #18

    Guys a question.
    Does the Store app support "App Store", like the 12.6.4.3 version, or has it removed it like the 12.7.x version?
    Last edited by ddelo; 27 Apr 2018 at 08:52.
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       27 Apr 2018 #19

    Dave44 said: View Post
    cant see apple closing that down Jimbo as it gonna surpass Spotify in USA in summer

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    Hi there
    @Dave44

    Apple Music is a different Animal from iTunes-- that's what Apple are concentrating on in future.

    The iTunes bit is the part they really want to get shot of.

    I think also there's a swing back to people wanting to save music on their own devices as Internet / always on isn't always available or desirable.

    Sales of Vinyls have shot up and unbelievable even Cassette tapes -- if you want that retro music use minidisc - cassettes get chewed up horribly so why on earth people want to still use those wretched things !!!

    I'm Not saying streams like Spotify aren't good or anything but there's quite a few times you want to download some specific decent music to a device and go out say dog walking in an area without Wi-Fi available or having to fiddle around with dynamic playlists from Spotify etc.

    O.T here but curious :

    BTW is it legal where you are to ride a bicycle listening to music through headphones etc -- seems dangerous to me but last time I was in London of all places (Think I'd rather ride a Bike in central Paris of all places than London !!) I saw loads of people riding Bikes wearing headphones -- some even were riding with one hand and using a mobile phone in the other -- not sure how many people get killed on Bikes in London but as a pedestrian I've nearly had to knock a few people off their Bikes because they were so absorbed in their music they forgot about other road users !!!


    Cheers
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