Microsoft on Wednesday announced that it is beginning to roll out iCloud Photos integration in the Photos app on Windows 11 via an update to the app on the Microsoft Store. Microsoft expects the update to be available to all Windows 11 customers by the end of the month.
The recently updated Photos app on Windows 11 has been thoughtfully crafted to make organization of your photo collection easy, no matter where your photos and videos come from — your phone, your camera, your cloud storage: iCloud Photos, OneDrive1 — see them all together in one gorgeous gallery.
We know that many Windows customers have photo and video collections on their iPhones that they would like to be able to view on their PC. This iCloud Photos integration will make it easier for those with an iPhone to have direct access to all their cherished memories in one organized place and is another step in our continued efforts to make experiences on Windows 11 seamless.
To bring your iCloud Photos into the Photos app, make sure your Photos app is updated and then install the iCloud for Windows app, all from the Microsoft Store. From there, sign in and choose to sync your photos, and all your iCloud Photos content will appear automatically in your Photos app.
Microsoft has been working to roll out standalone apps to access several Apple services. It previously announced the Apple Music and Apple TV apps are coming to Windows sometime next year. Microsoft said previews of both apps would be available on the Microsoft Store later this year.
The Apple Music app launched last month on the Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, and Xbox One.