A few of these tips are work-arounds for features Apple left out in iTunes 11, like iTunes DJ, while others point out a few new handy features you might overlook. iTunes is not a perfect media player, and it still may be a little confusing for some users, but the key to getting the most out of iTunes is to focus on the features you need and ignore the ones you don’t, as I heard iTunes expert Kirk McElhearn once say.
Apple recently released the 11th version of its popular media player iTunes, and its re-design and new features have gained lots of praises from critics of the older versions of iTunes who found the player bloated with features, and difficult to browse. The new version is still a cross-platform Mac and PC player, and it contains nearly all the features of the previous version of iTunes.
Hulu Plus. iTunes. Netflix. Amazon Instant Video. The lifeblood of online cinema and television. The new wave of home media. The providers of endless entertainment in which pants are not necessarily required. They are the contenders of all that is streaming video. But alas, which service is the best? Which service can raise its virtual fist high in the air and proudly exclaim, “I am the one!” to be heard across all the land?
With Spotify, Pandora, and – sigh – The Pirate Bay in the mix, it’s very rare that you hear someone say they just love listening to iTunes. It’s not like people don’t do it, though. It just seems as if it has faded into the background as the simple default music player for Macs, iDevices, and more. So here are five tips to aid you in maximizing your listening pleasure with iTunes. These basic cheats can be customized according to your listening preferences, so grab your headphones and check ‘em out.