Apple today launched iTunes 12.2 for OS X Yosemite users, presenting desktop support for the new Apple Music Service.
Introduced today as a feature of iOS 8.4, Apple Music lets iTunes clients to listen to on-demand music, make playlists, discover music for each occasion, and the sky is the limit from there. Apple Music is also joined by Apple Music Connect, which is Apple’s new artist-centric social network, and the Beats 1 24/7 live worldwide radio station.
Along with My Music, Radio, Playlist and iTunes Store tabs under Music on iTunes, the new update likewise includes Apple Music’s new For You segment for survey music like your taste, and a Connect tab for following artist activities including sound clips, features, and photographs shared.
Subscribers of Beats Music moving to Apple Music can move playlist and libraries to Apple Music using the latest version of the iOS app with current subscribers getting iTunes credit as well. The most recent variant of iTunes is accessible through the Updates tab on the Mac App Store. Windows and Mac users can also look for the update available through iTunes, as well as the iTunes website on Apple.com here.
This update includes:
“For You – Get playlist and album recommendations you’ll love, selected just for you based on your musical tastes. The more you listen, the better For You gets.
New – Discover the best new music, handpicked by our music editors. Explore mixes created just for activities like exercising, or find great handcrafted playlists in a wide variety of genres. With Apple Music, you’ll always have the perfect soundtrack for any occasion.
Connect – A single place to connect with your favorite artists. See thoughts, photos, music, and videos shared from your favorite artists. You can comment on or love anything an artist has posted, and the artist can respond to you directly.
Beats 1 – Tune in to Beats 1, broadcast live from cities around the globe. Enjoy music, interviews, exclusive radio shows, and the best of what’s going on in the world of music. Beats 1 — worldwide and always on.
Apple Music Radio – Radio has been completely redesigned. Play from Featured Stations, where our music experts hand select every song you hear. Or, start a new station from any artist or song. In addition, it’s now easy to quickly return to your favorite stations with Recently Played.
My Music – Find all your music in one place, including iTunes purchases, music you’ve imported from CD, and now songs from Apple Music.
iTunes Store – The iTunes Store is still the best place to buy your favorite music — one song or album at a time.”