Apple Music is now accessible on all devices via a web browser It was not so obvious to be able to listen to Apple Music on the web and in your favorite browser, instead of needing an iOS or Android app or iTunes for Mac or Windows. In view of next week’s “iPhone 11” event, Apple has released a beta-based Apple Music player on beta.music.apple.com. As the Spotify web player, the Apple Music web player works in any web browser on all platforms, including macOS, Windows, Chrome OS, iOS and Android.
The web player will also work on different Macs and Android phones. It looks very similar to the new Music app which replaces iTunes on the next Catalina macOS. Apple Music subscribers will have access to the entire music collection streaming service and radio stations. The web player also synchronizes playlists and includes personalized recommendations in the “For You” tab just like in the apps.
An Apple Music player on the web, although we still talk about a beta version, actually was missing, considering that Apple Music was launched in 2015 and has grown to become a formidable music streaming service with over 60 million subscribers.
Spotify has over 100 million subscribers, but in terms of music catalog and features, Apple Music has significantly filled the gap to date. Apple Music on the web will be much appreciated, and will ensure that Apple expands in services. Offering its accessible services on any device will make them even more attractive and will welcome “non-Apple” users to take a dip in the rest of the Apple ecosystem, whether it’s devices or services.
The beta site will lack some features, including the flagship Beats 1, some of Apple’s original music video content and smart playlists. But Apple says it will continue to build the website over time. Furthermore, you can record directly from Apple Music from the browser. However, it will not be possible in this version of the beta.