Apple Music is Apple’s online music streaming service which is a direct competitor to Spotify. But, for the time being, it’s not as versatile as Spotify. I’m not talking about the content here, I’m talking about the accessibility. You can access Spotify anywhere as long as you have an internet connection and a web browser. Whereas in the case of Apple Music, there is a dedicated app for the smartphone but when it comes to PC, we are stuck with the clumsy iTunes.
This article covers a free web player for Apple that lets you access Apple Music on the web. You can log in with your Apple Music account and access all your music collection along with Playlists. Not only that, but you can also manage your collection; add, remove songs and create playlists. As a cherry on the top, this web player also has Last.fm integration, so, you can access all your music from there as well.
Free Web Client for Apple Music without iTunes
Maeve is an unofficial web player for Apple Music. It lets you listen to a 30-second preview of the songs without login. And, as you can log in with your Apple Music account, it brings all your Apple Music collection to you. By default, it shows you a mixture of “Browse” and “For You” sections and you can access all the other sections from the navigation panel at the left side of the screen.
With Maeve, you can browse the whole Apple Music library and listen to any song you want. You can also create playlists and add songs to queue with shuffle and repeat. It also has lyrics option for the currently playing song that fetches the lyrics database from Genius.
Apple Music has country-wise Top 100 playlists. Maeve offers the same with an interactive map on top. Instead of looking for a country from the list, you can simply select a country on the map and it will open that Top 100 playlist for you.
Unlike iTunes/Apple Music, Maeve also offers a few themes to customize the appearance of the player. You can change the theme and buttons-layout from the Settings. You can also connect to your Last.fm account from there. This will add a dedicated Last.fm section in the navigation panel where you can access your Last.fm collection.
Give Maeve a try here.
Maeve is a nice web player for Apple Music that brings all your music collection from Apple Music and Last.fm to one place. With Maeve, you can access your music anywhere despite the device platform and availability of iTunes/Apple Music.