Where to Download Every Version of iTunes

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The latest iTunes icon. image copyright Apple Inc.

If you have an iPhone or iPod, or use Apple Music, iTunes is pretty much a requirement. Macs come with it pre-installed, but if you have a PC, use Linux, or need a different version than the one you have, you'll need to download iTunes. This article helps you figure out where to download the iTunes version you need.

If you'd prefer to get iTunes on CD or DVD, I've got bad news: it's only available as a download. Luckily, it's free and easy to get. At most, you’ll need to give Apple your email address, but otherwise, iTunes is free.

Update to the Latest Version If You Already Have iTunes

If you already have iTunes installed on your computer and just want to update to the latest version, things are pretty simple. Just follow the instructions in this article and you'll have the new version—with its new features, bug fixes, and device support—in no time.

Where to Download the Latest Version of iTunes

If you don't have iTunes yet, you'll always be able to get the latest version from Apple by going to http://www.apple.com/itunes/download/. This page will detect if you're using a Mac or Windows and will automatically offer you the right version of iTunes for your computer and operating system.

Where to Get iTunes for Windows 64-bit

The version of iTunes for Mac is 64-bit by default, but the standard iTunes program doesn't run on 64-bit versions of Windows (learn the difference between 32-bit and 64-bit software). So, if you're running Windows 64-bit and want to use iTunes, you'll need to download a special version.

Find out what versions of iTunes are 64-bit enabled, what OSes they work with, and where to download them here.

Where to Get iTunes for Linux

Apple doesn't make a version of iTunes specifically for Linux, but that doesn't mean that Linux users can't run iTunes. It just takes a little more work. Check out this article to learn what you need to do to run iTunes on Linux.

Where to Download Old Versions of iTunes

If, for whatever reason, you need a version of iTunes that's not the latest—and you've still got a computer that can run, say, iTunes 3—getting the right software isn't impossible, but it's not easy, either. Apple doesn't provide downloads of very old versions of iTunes, though you can usually find a few random versions if you poke around Apple's site enough. Here's what I was able to find available from Apple:

If you need something older, there are sites that archive and let you download nearly every version of iTunes ever released. So, if you're looking for iTunes 6 for Windows 2000 or iTunes 7.4 for Mac try these sites:

After Getting iTunes, These Are Your Next Steps

After you've downloaded the version of iTunes you need, check out these articles for support in taking some common steps: