Better than ever
Firstly, iTunes lets you import and manage your music files. It’s a great music library, giving you lots of ways to browse and organize your music. You can easily make playlists manually, and set up automatic ones like ‘recently added’, that shows you what you imported over a set period of time. While iTunes doesn’t support some formats like FLAC, it’s still probably the best way to organise your music.
You can also browse and buy from the iTunes store. Here you can find music, podcasts, and video, plus anything you purchase is immediately available from any device where you sign into iTunes with your Apple account.
Apple Music is a streaming service inside iTunes. With a subscription, you have access to over 30 million songs in the Apple music library. It’s comparable to Spotify, although it doesn’t have the same social features of that app. Apple Music also features radio stations, from the live streaming Beats 1 with famous DJs, to auto-generated stations based on genre. You can start a station from any song you play too, and Apple Music’s algorithms will create a station starting from that. Read more about it here
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The complete package
While some people complain that iTunes does too much and is bloated, it’s still a fast, efficient, and well organised media library. The movie and TV areas feel somewhat underdeveloped compared to music, but elsewhere iTunes excels. As a place to keep your music collection, it’s reliable and really useful. With the addition of Apple Music, iTunes is pretty much the complete package.