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Following a month-long delay, Apple today released the latest iteration of iTunes which includes an all-new interface.

The new iTunes 11 includes a redesigned way of browsing through your music. Upon successful installation, Apple gives you a brief tour of the new areas in the software. At the top left is a drop down menu where you can see your music, movies, and podcast collections. While browsing your music library, at the top center are the various ways to browse your music: Songs, Albums, Artists, and other options are available there. At the top right is easy access to the iTunes Store.

The software includes tighter integration with Apple’s free iCloud service. Whether or not you have your entire iTunes-purchased music already in your library, you’re able to see everything ever purchased. If you want to listen to a song you purchased but haven’t yet downloaded, simply double click the song and it’ll stream immediately.

One of the best new features is Up Next. Click the list icon at the top of the player to see a list of upcoming songs. You can drag songs around – without reordering your library or existing playlists – to queue up your favorite tunes. See a photo below:

As mentioned above, the entire interface has been redesigned. Album view offers nice drop-downs of each album you’ve purchased as well as the ability to buy new songs you don’t have yet within the album:

To download iTunes 11 for free, visit the Mac App Store on your Mac and click the Updates tab. From there you should see iTunes 11 waiting to be downloaded. Download links are also available on Apple’s site.

  • http://twitter.com/RachelgurlFL Rachel Gay

    they need to make it so youcan use a new itunes without it erasing everything off your ipod i want to get a new one but can’t because my itunes is on my old computer which is now gone

    • http://twitter.com/twixie09 Lauren Gizzi

      All you have to do is set your iPod to sync manually rather than automatically.

      • http://twitter.com/RachelgurlFL Rachel Gay

        how do you do that on your ipod?

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Scott-Alan-Sauberlich-Jr/510533062 Scott Alan Sauberlich Jr.

          when you connect your ipod there will be a pop up that asks if you want to sync with this computer. Click no, and then on the tab where iTunes lists you ipod click on that and at the bottom of that page is a check box to choose manual sync

  • Jill

    I love new and exciting things

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002255052909 Remy Quist

    Nice :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/kevin.landeen Kevin Landeen

    The only thing that bugs me, and it is a stupid thing, is that when you have multiple tv seasons of the same show, the only artwork shown in the library is that of the first season. The art for season 2 of Once Upon a Time is SOOOOO much better than that of season 1, and I can only see the art of season 1 . . . It is dumb, but that is my only complaint.

    • http://twitter.com/RachelgurlFL Rachel Gay

      i agree

  • Lucy

    I’m happy that I could get all my music off of my iphone and on to my itunes because you couldn’t do that efficiently with the old itunes.

  • upper_westsider

    I like it…so far.

  • http://forgiveyourmind.tumblr.com/ Tariq

    I can tell this is your library by all the Bruce Springsteen. :P

    • Lucy

      That’s because he’s the Boss! I nearly mistook it for my own library. XD

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003217053155 Liliana Baptista

    We’re not able to change mp3 files to podcast with this version though… which sucks…

  • cassie

    “easy access to the iTunes store”… well, duh!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/dlmarvin05 Dominique Marvin

    I can’t tell if this update will do this or not, but I’ve always wanted apple to save my music in my library so that way I can log into any computer and access it. Or let’s say my computer dies I’d be able to download Itunes and still have all my songs.

  • Kate

    I have a MacBook Pro, butin I had to go to Software Update in System Preferences to get iTunes 11. It was not in the App Store’s Updates tab.

  • http://twitter.com/twixie09 Lauren Gizzi

    Ehhhhh……I don’t like the new UI. :/ I like things organized and condensed, but this is WAY too organized for my taste. It’s going to take some time for me to get used to it.

  • http://about.me/dshana Shana Debusschere

    Oh god yes! The queue thing! Finally

  • goldensnidget92

    Hairspray? HELL YES!

  • Louis

    Of course Apple fanboy Sims wrote this. Why am I not surprised? And the Springsteen albums… So Andrew-y. Not complaining though

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