In a recently published support article from Apple, the company will be dropping support for the iTunes Store on Windows PC’s running XP and Vista as well as the first-generation Apple TV. The Cupertino firm says the upcoming changes are due to security updates and will be going into effect May 25.
According to Apple the newly introduced security changes will prevent older PCs from accessing the iTunes Store. Both Windows XP and Windows Vista are no longer officially supported by Microsoft and the latest version of iTunes isn’t even available for those operating systems.
“Starting May 25, Apple will introduce security changes that prevent older Windows PCs from using the iTunes Store. If you have Windows XP or Vista PC, your computer is no longer supported by Microsoft, and you’re not able to use the latest version of iTunes.”
“You can continue to use previous versions of iTunes on your Windows PC without support from Apple. However, you won’t be able to make new purchases from the iTunes Store or redownload previous purchases on that computer.”
Additionally the first-generation Apple TV will also be losing support for the iTunes Store. This comes after Apple declared the first-gen Apple TV “obsolete” back in 2015.
“Also beginning May 25, security changes will prevent Apple TV (1st generation) from using the iTunes Store. This device is an obsolete Apple product and will not be updated to support these security changes.”