It’s taken a while, but Apple Music is finally available as a web app, rather than just through iTunes and its native apps for other devices.
The new web client went live in beta yesterday, and lets subscribers search for and play music (including from their cloud libraries), and browse Apple Music’s collection of playlists and radio-like stations.
The live station Beats 1 isn’t yet available through the web interface, though, while for now the app is for existing subscribers: new users will have to sign up through one of the existing (non-web) apps.
The new web client also works, in theory, on mobile devices, although when we tried it on an iPhone this morning, it first tried to open the native Apple Music app on our device, and then threw up an ‘unknown error’ message when we tried to play music. That said, it is a bit silly to try to use the web app on an iPhone when the native app is sitting on your homescreen, so it’s not a big issue.
The news comes ahead of the launch of Apple’s new dedicated Apple Music app for Mac computers, which was unveiled earlier this year.