Published On: Fri, Sep 1st, 2017

Why Do We Need an iTunes Alternative?

Apple brings iTunes to play, organize and download media contents as well as manage data across iOS devices and computers. A lot of users appreciate abundant features of iTunes but are tortured by terrible using experience, especially on Windows 10. Its complexity and inconvenience in usage, and various errors (like crashing/freezing abruptly, not syncing with iPhone/iPad/iPod, not playing audio/video files and more), urges us to seek out a media program better than iTunes. Get to know more about iTunes errors FAQ.

Now, here are best 3 iTunes alternatives which can deliver better file syncing, playback and management performance on Windows 10.

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Why Do We Need an iTunes Alternative?

iTunes, the most popular and only official iOS management software has a very large size and often mess up the data in users’ devices. Therefore, many people would like to choose an easier-to-use iTunes alternative to manage their iPhone or iPad. iMusic, the most reliable iTunes companion program for Windows and Mac computer, will help you to transfer and manage your iPhone and iPad music library with ease. It can help you to transfer the music files between iOS devices and iTunes/computer, or backup the music library to computer without any data loss. Moreover, you’re also enabled to remove duplicates from your music library, or fix music tags with one click.

Top 3 iTunes Alternatives for Windows 10

WinX MediaTrans

Offer the simplest and smartest solution to sync and manage iOS files.

WinX MediaTrans is the best choice to rescue us from restrictions of iTunes syncing. Just building connection of iOS device and PC via a USB cable, we can easily sync photos, music, videos, e-books, ringtones, Voice Memos, podcast and iTunes U. Flexibility of syncing with WinX MediaTrans allows us to selectively transfer desired items from iOS devices for a backup on PC. To keep all data safe, this iTunes alternative will never erase or replace contents in iOS devices or PC unexpectedly during syncing.

It also works as a music manager empowering us to edit music metadata, create playlist, add/remove songs to/from a playlist and delete a song from iOS devices permanently. It can also create iPhone ringtones within 40 seconds from any music. With an auto-conversion engine, it can convert any incompatible video/audio files (AVI, MKV, FLAC etc.) to iOS acceptable MP3, AAC, MP4 (H.264) when adding to iOS devices.

Fail to play iTunes purchases on Windows 10 with Windows Media Player or 3-rd party players? WinX MediaTrans can break the limitation to decode DRM-ed iTunes purchases from M4V, M4A, M4B, M4P to DRM-free MP3, MP4 (H.264) which are playable on any player software and non-Apple devices.


Free to play and download media files. Support virtually all video and audio files.

iTunes is the authorized player to play media files purchased from iTunes Store but seemingly a bit incompetent to play other media files due to limited supported formats. If someone tries to get an iTunes replacement to play any media files, 5KPlayer is the first recommendation.

5KPlayer supports a wide range of video/audio formats, not only embracing iTunes supported H.264, MOV, AAC, MP3, but other popular formats of 4K/HD/SD videos like H.265, MKV, MTS, AVI, WMV, FLV, WebM, 3GP and lossless audios FLAC. Besides, it is able to flawlessly play DVD discs, ISO Image and VIDEO_TS folder even though they are copy-protected.

5KPlayer also features downloading online videos and music from 300+ sites, covering YouTube, Vevo, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, SoundCloud, Audiomack etc. Depending on qualities of original source online, it enables us to download 8K, 4K, 1080P/720P HD MP4 videos or 248/128 kbps MP3 audios, without losing quality.


Launch an ideal media library to organize music files for serious collectors

iTunes is undeniably a great music library with a large collection of songs from classic music to latest hit tracks in its Store but goes to weak to manage music files. Greyed out songs frequently appear in the library which can’t be played and synced for unknown reason. Is there a better music organizer than iTunes? MediaMoney is the answer.

MediaMonkey builds a library by scanning and indentifying over 100,000 audio and videos files in supported formats (MP3, AAC, FLAC, OGG, WMA, WAV, ALAC, AVI, MP4, MPEG, WMV etc.) on computer to make music organizing, browsing and searching much easier. Thanks to tag manger, MediaMonkey can search missing information of tracks on web and allows us to edit music meta. It also enables us to create, manage and export playlist. In addition, it can download music and podcast; sync with iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android etc; and record/burn CD.

Upgrade to Gold version (starting at $24.95), additional features like converting tracks for syncing, DLNA sharing, burning; ripping DVD and organizing library automatically can be enjoyed.

At a Glance:

The top 3 iTunes alternatives for Windows 10 presented here contribute smoother ways to sync, play and manage media files respectively. Compared with iTunes, they are easy to download, install and use as well as free us from annoyed iTunes errors and limits. If you are looking for a speedy iPhone manager and transfer tool, we believe WinX MediaTrans will be your best choice. And if you just need a better multimedia player with powerful library management, don’t miss the free 5KPlayer or MediaMonkey. Select the most appropriate one according to your needs!

Author: May Snow


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