Apple stated earlier today that it had launched its Apple Music service on the web, opening up access to users who prefer a browser instead of an app. The beta version is only available to current Apple Music subscribers.
Apple Music is getting a big expansion today with a new web interface that will let subscribers stream music directly from a browser without having to install iTunes or a separate Apple Music app, according to The Verge.
The new web interface launches today as a public beta for subscribers at beta.music.apple.com.
The interface looks a lot like Apple’s new standalone Music app that the company is launching with macOS Catalina later this year, except it runs inside a web browser. Apple says that it should work in all browsers, including Google Chrome, and on all devices, including Windows 10, Chrome OS, and even mobile platforms like Android.
The logic of adding a web interface, the move allows Apple to bring Apple Music to other platforms — like Chrome OS or Linux — without having to develop and support a custom app for each platform. For more on this, read the report by The Verge.