Apple Officially Discontinues iTunes in Mac Update

Apple says goodbye to iTunes in Latest Mac Update

Smartphone gaint ‘Apple’ officially ended its popular iTunes after more than 15 years with the latest update, macOS Catalina, which was announced on Tuesday. The new Music app from Apple that gets the old iTunes icon is now the Mac’s new home for music. It includes previously purchased tracks from the iTunes store and ripped from CDs, as well as free online radio stations from Apple. It’s also home for $10-a-month music subscription from Apple.

The music player has now been separated into three separate apps: Apple TV, Apple Music, so Podcasts, and users can still listen to music in the Music App, enjoy podcasts in Podcasts, or stream movies and TV shows on TV, but not all of them in iTunes.

If they restore it in settings, Apple Music users will no longer see the iTunes music store with Catalina. The store will be viewed as a tab by non-subscribers, along with many ways to subscribe to Apple Music. (On iPhones, the iTunes Store still has its own music and video buying app).

Although the iTunes store still appears heavily on Macs for TV shows and movies, it is now going to be part of the TV app. Video available for purchase or rent will be combined with other films and shows, including exclusive TV Plus offers.The new Podcasts app comes with a feature that indexes individual episodes, making it easier to check for actors or fads that do not appear in the app.

DJs are facing the brunt of iTunes elimination as they used to use the app to entertain the audience without much trouble while efforts are underway to help solve the’ crisis.’Scores of popular DJ apps such as Rekordbox and Traktor read XML files, and over the years iTunes has become a de facto framework for them to scan massively 

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Nayab Khan

Nayab Khan is a freelance tech-writer whose specialty is absorbing the key data and articulating the most important points. She helps IT based organizations communicate their message clearly across multiple channels.

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