Apple brings more services, including iCloud and Apple Music, to Microsoft platforms

Microsoft on Wednesday announced that it is integrating Apple’s iCloud storage service with the Photos app in Windows 11. After installing the iCloud for Windows app from the Microsoft Store and choosing to sync iCloud, iPhone users with Windows devices will be able to see their photos and videos inside Photos on their PC.

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Kyle Wiggers for TechCrunch:

Windows users who participate in Microsoft’s Windows Insiders program can get the latest iCloud app for Windows, which enables integration, starting today.

“In recent years, Windows customers who have Android phones have experienced this promise with integrating messaging, calling and photos directly on their Windows PC, bringing the two most important devices of their lives closer together,” CNET said, citing Microsoft. “We’re making it easier than ever for customers to access their iPhone photos and the entertainment they love from Apple on their Xbox and Windows devices.”

In a related development, Apple announced it is bringing proprietary streaming services including Apple Music and Apple TV to multiple Microsoft platforms. Apple Music will arrive on Xbox consoles starting today, and Apple Music and the Apple TV app will launch on Windows next year.

MacDailyNews takes: Our advice: get a real computer. You will already have it all.

Plus: According to Apple’s website, “Apple Music is already on your iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Apple TV, Mac and HomePod mini, and you can listen to it with CarPlay or online at Apple Music is also available on Windows [bold emphasis added – MDN Ed.] and Android devices, Sonos speakers, Amazon Echo, Google Nest, Smart TVs, and more.

The current devices supported by the Apple TV app are here.

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