Apple Music’s new shot at Spotify: An official web app version

Spotify users have been able to access the service through a browser forever, something you could never really do with Apple Music. You needed to use the music app on your iPhone/iPad or on a desktop, fire up iTunes.

But with the death of iTunes as we know it and the separation of music functions into a separate application (we’ll probably hear more Tuesday at Apple’s next big product reveal), there’s now a beta version of an Apple Music web app.

I signed in using my Apple ID and got this, which is essentially my dashboard for iTunes when you click on the “Store” tab. All my playlists (including music that I ripped from CD that ended up in my cloud library) and purchases were there and instantly accessible.

The one thing that’s not here is Beats 1, Apple’s live global radio station. There are a few glitches, but remember that the app is still very much in beta.

You can try it out at beta.music.apple.com. Read more here.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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