Apple is shutting down iTunes: What happens to your music and movies?

Apple is shutting down iTunes: What happens to your music and movies?

Apple has announced that it is no longer going to be offering its iTunes music service.

The announcement has left customers confused as to where their extensive music or movie collection will go, as the iTunes service has been around for the last 18 years.

However, Apple has reassured customers that their purchased content will be fine, it’ll just be divided amongst three brand new apps.

The apps are Apple Music, Apple Podcasts and Apple TV.

“Users will have access to their entire music library, whether they downloaded the songs, purchased them or ripped them from a CD. For those who like to own their music, the iTunes Music Store is just a click away,” the company said in a statement.

Customers who want to access their existing music don’t have to pay for an Apple Music subscription, but if they want unlimited streaming of every track available on the service, the monthly fee is $11.99.

iTunes gift cards will also remain active.

Apple had already slowly started to de-emphasise iTunes on the iPhone and iPad, with Mac computers to follow suit later this year. The service is still available on Macs that are using older versions of the operating system, as well as machines that run on Microsoft Windows.

For those of you who use iTunes to sync up their devices, Apple said a new tool will be located via the sidebar in Finder on their Macs.