Microsoft announced this morning that the Windows 11 Photos app will soon let iPhone and iPad users connect their iCloud Photos Library. The integration will be enabled via the iCloud for Windows app that’s available on the Microsoft Store, and Windows Insiders on the Dev Channel will get to test it today.
“The Microsoft Photos app allows you to view, organize, and share photos from your PC and OneDrive, and with this update, you’ll now be able to add and access your iCloud Photos directly from within the app as well. Your iCloud Photos will appear alongside photos from other sources in the beautifully redesigned “All Photos” gallery view, as well as on a dedicated page you can access from the side navigation pane,” the company explained.
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To test this new feature, you’ll need to download the version 2022.31100.9001.0 of the Photos app that will roll out to Dev Channel Insiders today. There will be setup steps in the app to connect your iCloud Photo Library, and you’ll also need to sign into the iCloud for Windows app on your PC.
Microsoft says that this new iCloud photos integration on Windows 11 will start rolling out to all users in November. Moreover, the company announced that Apple Music and the Apple TV app will be available in preview in the Microsoft Store later this year, with a full release planned for 2023. As we reported earlier today, the Apple Music app is now available to download on Xbox consoles, and new users can enjoy a free one-month trial.