Musish brings Apple Music to the web

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Connect to your Apple Music account through the Musish web portal.
Connect to your Apple Music account through the Musish web portal.
Photo: Musish

A new service allows Apple Music access through a web site without requiring any new software to be installed on the computer. Musish is free to use, and is far more secure than one might think.

The simple design of this portal is reminiscent of the Apple Music  app.

The service makes it clear from the beginning that it’s independent. A note on its opening page says “Musish is not affiliated with Apple, Inc.”

Musish isn’t a phishing scam

Using the service requires entering your Apple ID, and it’s only natural that some people will be nervous about that. Developer Brychan Bennett-Odlum assured Cult of Mac that this process is safe:

“When a user clicks our ‘Connect to Apple Music’ or ‘login’ buttons we open a new browser window under the Apple.com domain. We do not have any access to this window. After a user logs in to Apple.com, they will be prompted with an access request to allow Musish to access Apple Music, media library, and listening activity for their account.

“Apple then sends the Musish webapp a token which we send back to Apple in subsequent requests which they use to identify the user and return us data / perform an action (such as playing a song, or adding an album to their library). This token is only valid for the scope of Apple Music, and not other services they provide. It’s also only valid for a limited time. On top of this, we make sure to never even send the user’s token to any server we host.”

Musish looks like Apple Music

This unofficial Apple Music web portal can access the songs users have already purchased. And playlists are available as well. It was created with Apple’s own tools. “Our service is built using official public Apple Music APIs and Apple’s official MusicKit JS library.” said Bennett-Odlum.

This is still a work in progress, though. There’s a space for Apple Radio but this just has a note stating “We’re working on bringing Radio to you ASAP. Check back later.”

The designers of Musish were clearly inspired by the Apple Music app. The layout of the two aren’t the same but both have simplistic designs with icons on a white background.

It’s up and running now at musi.sh. And this is an open-source project so the code is available from GitHub.

This isn’t the first website that can connect to Apple’s streaming music service; playapplemusic.com debuted last month.