If you are an Apple Music subscriber then this is a piece of information you shouldn't miss. Nearly four years after introducing its music streaming service - Apple Music - back in 2015, Apple has finally introduced the web interface of the service that would allow Apple Music subscribers to access their playlists, new songs and radio stations without downloading the Apple Music or the iTunes app on their device.
The Cupertino, California based tech giant has rolled out the public beta version of Apple Music's web interface today which the subscribers can access at beta.music.apple.com.
The overall interface of Apple Music's web based platform looks quite similar to the standalone music app that the company is launching with macOS Catalina later this year. The only difference is that instead of the app, the interface is accessible on the web. To give a brief idea of what Apple Music's web interface looks like, the search bar and all the main sections of the music streaming service are neatly stacked on the left side of the window. The mid section is reserved for the search results and recommendations, the top is reserved for music controls and other settings.
According to a report by The Verge, Apple Music's web based interface is accessible not only on Apple's web browser, Safari, but also on other browsers including Google Chrome. The report also states that the users should be able to access the service on Android, Windows 10 and Chrome OS.
When we tried to access Apple Music's web based interface on Window 7 personal computer, we were able to do so with ease. However, the site is not all perfect yet. It lacks some of the features that are available in the. As per the report users cannot access some of Apple's original music video content, and smart playlists on the website yet. In addition to that you cannot sign in to the service directly from the site. To put it simply, if you are an Apple Music subscriber, you can access all your playlists on web. However, if you are not an Apple Music subscriber you will first have to first log in from the app to be able to use the streaming service's web based interface.
Apple says that it will continue to work on the site and these features should be available on the website in future.