The current version plugin of iTunes Application Detector plugin checks if iTunes is installed on your PC. If it is, the plugin allows the iTunes app accessed on Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox to open in the desktop version of iTunes.
Applies to: Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox
Supported operating systems: Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP
iTunes is Apple’s software that’s available on both Mac and Windows PCs. iTunes is a store where Apple users of iPod, iPhone or iPad can browse, download, play and purchase music, movies, podcasts, books, TV shows and apps. It also allows device users to back up their apps and libraries to a PC.
When you are browsing an iOS (iPhone or iPad) app on Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome on Windows, the iTunes Application Detector plugin detects that iTunes is installed on the PC and opens the app in it for immediate download and installation. Without the plugin, you would have to search for the app on iTunes separately.
If you would rather not have the iTunes app popup every time you browse iTunes content on the web, you can disable the plugin as follows:
In Google Chrome: Open a window and type about:plugins in the address bar > Select the iTunes Application Detector plugin in the list > Click on the Disable button > Restart the browser.
In Mozilla Firefox: Open the Menu > Go to Add-ons to open the Add-on manager> Select iTunes Application Detector Plugin 188.8.131.52 > Click on the Disable button > Restart the browser.
Install/Upgrade info: The current version plugin of iTunes Application Detector is installed with iTunes. The plugin is updated on Apple’s discretion and is not available as a separate download.