Apple released iTunes 11 via Software Update for OS X today. Apple’s Technology in both hardware and software has made it a most competitive rival in tech market. With iTunes 11 Apple has shipped brand new features including a redesigned store, simplified player, and new iCloud features.
iTunes makes it more fun to explore and enjoy your music, movies, and TV shows. You’ll love the beautiful edge-to-edge design, custom designs for each album, movie, or TV show in your library, and getting personal recommendations any time you click in the Store.
New iTunes Music Store
The iTunes Store has been completely redesigned and now features a clean look that makes it simpler than ever to see what’s hot and discover new favorites, leads with a scrolling animation of newly added items, adds a history button to show items for which you’ve recently searched, each provided with preview and purchasing options.
The Store’s UI has been standardized across iOS and OS X, as Apple puts it, “so it looks and works the same wherever you shop.” We won’t know, however, whether or not it’s any easier to find what you’re looking for on the Store’s “easy-to-browse shelves” until we’ve spent some time mucking about with the new design.
iTunes brings iCloud Feature
With iCloud, you can access your content on all your devices. iCloud in iTunes 11 is fully integrated into the new iTunes player on the Mac. Media that you have stored in iCloud will now be fully accessible via the player, not only in the iTunes Store like in previous iTunes versions. iCloud can also now remember where you left off while watching a TV show, movie, or listening to a podcast, iTunes U lesson, or audio book. If you pause one of those forms of media on one device, you can continue watching where you left off on another device.
Up Next feature in iTunes 11
This enhancement allows iTunes users to select songs to play next. These can be queued up in a list of several tracks. It’s now simple to see which songs are playing next, all from a single place. Just click the Up Next icon in the center display and they’ll instantly appear. You can even reorder, add, or skip songs whenever you like.
iTunes 11 brings new miniplayer saving you a lot more space then previious versions, now you can do a whole lot more with a lot less space. In addition to showing what’s playing, MiniPlayer now includes album art, adds Up Next, and makes it easy to search for something new to play – all from a smaller and more elegant design. It also now allows users to search for other songs to play.
The software is available as Apple’s Store, and now you can also download iTunes 11 for your PCs and Mac.