Take control of iTunes 12
Let the all-new iTunes mix your music and share your media
iTunes is easy to make more personal. You don’t actually need to build playlists by hand either, or even specify criteria for tracks you want to hear by creating a Smart Playlist. Instead, you can pick a single track or genre from your library and tell iTunes to generate a playlist or a continuous mix based on that one piece of information alone.
If you’re playing DJ at a party, you’ll definitely want to master the Up Next feature, which enables you to put songs in a queue and make adjustments to the order of playback on the fly.
iTunes takes up a lot of space on the desktop, so there’s a MiniPlayer mode that provides all of the essential features for controlling playback in a much smaller window that’s ideal for keeping open at the side of your desktop.
Got an iPod or other iOS device that you want to copy media to (who hasn’t)? You can copy it from iTunes to the device. If you’ve got too much music to fit on your device, take a look at iTunes Match – this makes your music available to stream over the internet, even if you bought it on CD originally. You can also stream music and other media between devices on your home Wi-Fi network, set up your family’s iTunes Store accounts to download each other’s purchases on your personal devices, and even manage your kids’ spending. Let’s see how to do all these great things in the new iTunes 12. Alan Stonebridge
A MiniPlayer mode provides all of the essential features for controlling playback in a smaller window
Intelligent features enable iTunes 12 to serve up great mixes of music with minimal effort.