The 10 Best iTunes Alternatives For Windows (2024)

iTunes is still available for Windows, but has been discontinued for Mac. That said, if you’re using a Windows machine you might still want to look into plenty of great iTunes alternatives such as Spotify, Groove Music, MusicBee, and more.

I will cover a variety of different iTunes alternatives on this list, so there’s sure to be something for everyone. Let’s get started!

1. Spotify


Starting off the list is the majority’s favorite music app, Spotify. It offers both a free and premium subscription. Additionally, this app lets you create, share, and listen to playlists with other people. You can also follow your favorite artists to get updates on new music they release.

2. Groove Music 

Groove Music is a music streaming service that’s included with most Windows PCs. It has a similar interface to iTunes and allows you to manage your music library, create playlists, and listen to radio stations. One of the best features of Groove Music is its integration with other Microsoft products.

3. Winamp

Any music enthusiasts that used Windows in the 2000s will probably have heard of Winamp, and you might be surprised to know that it’s still around! It was once one of the most popular media players. It’s still around and has been updated with a modern interface. Winamp also supports a variety of audio formats like WMA, FLAC, and many others.

4. Media Monkey

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Media Monkey is a less-famous media player but it’s still a great iTunes alternative. It has all the features you would expect, such as support for playlists, libraries, and podcasts. Additionally, Media Monkey can automatically tag your files and offers some great customization options. You can also sync your data from the phone app to the desktop app.

5. Dopamine 

The next app is Dopamine, which is a simple and smooth media player. Although it is not packed with wide features like the other apps on the list, it gets the job done. It’s perfect for those who want a no-frills media player that just works.

6. Windows Media Player

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Sometimes the basics are all that’s needed. Windows Media Player is a classic media player that has been around for years. It’s simple to use and can play all the popular audio formats. You can also rip CDs directly into the Windows Media Player library.

7. VLC  Media

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VLC Media Player is a media player that can play just about any audio or video format. It’s also available on a variety of platforms, including Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, and iOS. VLC Media Player is perfect for those who want a versatile media player that can do it all.

8. VOX Universal Player

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VOX supports a variety of audio formats, including FLAC, MPC, and APE. It also has some unique features like an equalizer and support for Last.FM scrobbling. Additionally, VOX can stream music from popular services like SoundCloud and Tidal and has a nice minimalistic design.

9. MusicBee 

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MusicBee is a feature-rich media player that also supports a wide range of audio formats. It also offers some great features like gapless playback and Last.FM scrobbling, and support for playlists. MusicBee also makes it easy to manage your music library with its simple interface.

10. Foobar2000

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Finishing off our list is Foobar2000, which is a vintage-styled media player. You can change the interface to suit your needs and also add a variety of plugins. Additionally, Foobar2000 supports popular audio formats like FLAC and MPC. Its best feature is it can convert your audio into another format.

Final Thoughts

There you have it, the ten best iTunes alternatives for Windows. iTunes is an incredible music streaming experience but for those who don’t have a Mac, I hope you found an app that suits your needs. If not, there are plenty of other great media players out there to choose from.

Brian Clark

Brian Clark

I’ve been a writer with Musician Wave for six years, turning my 17-year journey as a multi-instrumentalist and music producer into insightful news, tutorials, reviews, and features.

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