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?
When I speak to friends who prefer iPhones over Androids, many of them cite “ease of synchronization” as one of their most important reasons. I have to hand it to Apple on that point: even though they like to create exclusivity with their products, they make integration between their products very easy – in particular, syncing from iTunes to a mobile device. But what if you have an Android?
iTunes is a rich and feature-packed music management application, but that doesn’t mean there’s not room for improvement. Some simple changes and additional features can make the application even better.
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.