Apple has many services under its umbrella, but most of them don’t work well (or at all) with non-Apple devices. That has gradually started to change in recent years, and now more of them are coming to Windows PCs.
Microsoft revealed during today’s Surface event, where the company showed off new tablets, laptops and all-in-one PCs, that Windows PCs will soon have marginally better integration with Apple products and services. Microsoft highlighted that iCloud Photos will be accessible through the Photos app in Windows 11, giving you quick access to photos from your iPhone on your PC, just like you already can with the Phone Link app and devices. Android. You can already access iCloud Photos through iCloud.com, and the Windows client syncs them with File Explorer, but the new integration is a bit cleaner.
Microsoft said in a blog post: “Simply install the iCloud app for Windows from the Microsoft Store and choose to sync your iCloud photos. Available to Windows Insiders starting today, this experience will be available to all customers on Windows 11 in November.”
The company also confirmed that apps for the Apple TV app and Apple Music will be coming to Windows sometime in 2023, with preview versions coming to the Microsoft Store before the end of 2022. Like iCloud integration, those services are technically now available on Windows: Music and TV have web apps, and Music is also accessible through the iTunes app for Windows, which barely works. Still, dedicated apps could look and work much better than current options.
Source: Windows Blog