Explore new releases
1 The New page defaults to showing music of all kinds. You can narrow it to suit your tastes, or just what you’re looking for right now, by tapping All Genres at the top of the page and picking a more specific type. The list of genres, like the one in the iTunes Store, lacks some obvious categories, such as folk, easy listening and indie rock, so you’ll need to make educated guesses about where such sounds fall within Apple’s broader categories. Also note of the explict New Artists genre, should you want to get off the beaten track.
2 The page includes a mix of different items, including individual tracks and hot albums. Scroll down a little way and you’ll find page-wide banners that take you to special playlists containing what Apple’s music editors are into, music suitable for activities such as driving, exercising and to wake up to, and from music mags and sites.
3 Remember, there’s more to discover than is initially shown, so watch out for chevrons next to category headings.
4 Scroll down to the bottom of the page to find A-Lists, which gather notable tracks from various genres. Apple’s descriptions for them suggest they’re compiled from tracks released in the current week, but at launch we found Taylor Swift’s Shake It Off and other tracks released over the last few months, suggesting A-Lists might be a good way to catch up on what’s popular, much like Now That’s What I Call Music! albums.