Join , subscribers and get a daily digest of news, geek trivia, and our feature articles. With macOS Catalina , iTunes is gone once and for all. Music, videos, and podcasts have new apps, and Finder now handles syncing and device backups. This is where you go to stream Apple Music, access previously purchased music, manage your local music library, and make new digital purchases on the iTunes store. The Music app looks very much like iTunes, albeit streamlined and slimmed down to focus purely on music. These preferences are very similar to what you would once find in iTunes, including the ability to specify local media folders under the Files tab. Click on the quotation icon in the top-right corner of the screen to view lyrics where available. You can also click on the list icon next to it to see what songs are playing next. Access the old iTunes mini-player by clicking on the album artwork in the Now Playing box.
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Upgrade your iTunes library
If you have a ton of ripped music, playlists and a highly organized library, you might have worried about some headlines proclaiming that iTunes is dead. It is, kind of, but you don't need to worry about your music. Let me explain what's going on. While it was once useful, it's turned into a sort of catch-all for media content. That's why Apple's finally splitting it into separate apps on the Mac, like it does on iPhones and iPads. Note that the change only affects Mac users, according to media reports. Windows users will still use iTunes. After the switch, Apple says, all your music will automatically show up in the Music app.
Apple Music User Guide
This way, you can access your music, photos, and more on your devices when you aren't near your computer. If you see a message that your device is synced with another iTunes library, your device was previously connected to another computer. If you click "Erase and Sync" in that message, all content of the selected type on your device will be erased and replaced with content from this computer. When the computer and the device are on the same Wi-Fi network, the device appears in iTunes. The device syncs automatically whenever it's plugged in to power and iTunes is open on the computer. What you can sync with iTunes Albums, songs, playlists, movies, TV shows, podcasts, and audiobooks. Photos and videos. Contacts and calendars. Click the device icon in the upper-left corner of the iTunes window. From the list under Settings on the left side of the iTunes window, click the type of content that you want to sync or remove.
ITunes is a free program developed by and available from the Apple Corporation, that can be downloaded to a Mac or PC. You can also use iTunes on an iPod , iPad or iPhone. Here's how to add music to iTunes from audio CDs. Open your iTunes application.